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Milwaukee Art Museum

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Address: 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: 414-224-3220
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing...
Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing such artists as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol.
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There was a really nice exhibit of French advertising posters from the 1800s when I visited. Such a nice exhibit! The museum itself isn't huge, but has a nice variety of art and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There was a really nice exhibit of French advertising posters from the 1800s when I visited. Such a nice exhibit! The museum itself isn't huge, but has a nice variety of art and a great view of the lakefront. I really enjoyed it.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While weekending in Milwaukee recently we decided to check out the iconic welcome center portion of the museum. Good thing we didn't want to see the exhibits because the museum is all but closed for construction. However, the vast entrance hall includes unique cat walks and lookout points with fabulous views of the waterfront. We also enjoyed a close up... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

On a recent visit to Milwaukee members of my family decided to visit the Art Museum on the lake. The architectural grace of the building made the entire trip worth the visit. Unfortunately, all of the exhibit were being remodeled. But to the credit of the Museum they were holding several free children's art projects all could enjoy. This was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even though the museum is closed until June for renovation, this magnificent piece of architecture is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

although the constuction has closed most of the museum, you can check online what's currently open. the stylish clothing collected by the johnson family exhibit was amazing!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

RIGHT NOW they are pretty much shut down (May 2015) no signs on outside, you get inside after the long winding way to get downtown with all the construction, only to be told at front desk, only the coffee shop(overpriced) and a hallway or giftshop are available to go into! I had been here before, and found staff to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This building is gorgeous and fascinating with 'wings' that open and close, designed by famous architect Calatrava. Beautifully set along Lake Michigan. dramatic photo ops inside and out. I prefer classic art, so a lot of the modern stuff is not my taste, but it may be yours. Excellent special traveling exhibits. Lakefront Festival of the Arts is worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Inspiring building, Milwaukee's best landmark. Interesting range of artwork on a breathtaking setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very beautiful architecture and location. The museum itself is not a ginormous collection as in other metropolitan cities, but has really good quality art. A few months later, I also attended a wedding reception at this place. It was closed to general public due to the reception. Really exclusive place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I've been here before and they have a great permanent collection, notably the modern collection left by the wife of one of the founders of Allen-Bradley, and an outstanding collection of folk art that puts the Chicago Art Institute's folk art to shame. Building is very cool; check out the folding sun shade wings in summer. Great location on lakefront.... More 

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