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Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-224-3220
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Ranked #2 of 90 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: 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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Truly an amazing feat of artistic engineering. The wings close around 5 and this is spectacular to see from the lake as well as on land. It's also part of a beautiful green space. Go!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Calatrava design. located on Lake Michigan. Nice restaurant and a huge Calder mobile. Worth a quick visit

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This museum, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is located on the shore of Lake Michigan. It is an easy view and it frequently has special exhibitions. We saw the Kandinsky exhibit. Of course, it is essential to use the headsets to completely understand what you are viewing. Without a doubt we will always include a visit to thye museum each time... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I believe there was some construction and so some of the art may have been loaned out or in storage. That being said, there was a great Kandinsky retrospective as well as a photo exhibit showcasing international photographers using Milwaukee as a subject. Even without that, there are pieces by Rodin, Chagall, O'Keefe, Miro and Dufy in the collection that... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Do arrive before 10am, and stand on the bridge to the front door, and watch the wings of the building slowly swing open at 10am. Maybe Santiago Calatrava's achievements in Athens for the Olympics were even more superior than the Milwaukee Art Museum but this is one great building. Consider lunch in the restaurant on the lower floor; interesting selections.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful buildings in America, it looks a bit like the opera house in Sydney. But, the new addition ($100 million worth) is so bright, so very bright, that they cannot hang art there! A $100 million museum too bright to hang art?! Still worth a visit!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Never mind the wonderful artwork just take in the amazing, iconic building with its sails which are raised and lowered at certain times in the day as long as weather allows. There is certainly an 'event' at 12 noon. Take time to look at it from all angles it is astonishing and it is just as impressive at night. The... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

One of the best museums that I have visited, accessible to everyone. Not the Louvre, but an excellent venue for art and those who appreciate art.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had been to the MAM in quite sometime and wanted to see the Kandinsky display, which was beautiful. We noticed however the many other display s we had expected from the past were missing. We asked a docent and were told a lot was put away for remodelling. It is a great museum with wonderful views of lake Michigan,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The best part of this for me was the building and seeing the wings close and open above the roof. The art is definitely modern some above my appreciation level but still an interesting place to visit. Not to bad for entrance fee and free to military and retired.

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