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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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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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Great kid friendly museum.

Going to Milwaukee? Don't miss the Milwaukee Art Museum. Great art collection, sculpture, kids activities. Has a snack bar at the entrsance that serves reasonably priced, kid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Going to Milwaukee? Don't miss the Milwaukee Art Museum. Great art collection, sculpture, kids activities. Has a snack bar at the entrsance that serves reasonably priced, kid friendly food. Kids loved the whole place and could have spent much more than the three hours we allotted. Lots of hands on experiences for them.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We go almost every time we're in town because there's so much to see & see again. We've enjoyed special exhibits here that would go to larger cities! The decorative arts collection is great & we can hardly wait till the reopening in summer with the expansion into the Saarinen Bldg. Great museum shop too, great for gift selections! Very... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

During our visit the museum was mostly empty for remodeling, but for a donation (or not) you could go in and look around. When I asked several of the locals what we should do, this was on everyone's list. I hadn't looked into it at all so I had no expectations. The building itself is just gorgeous! We didn't even... More 

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Milwaukee Art Museum holds an excellent collection of art, and sculpture. I have been taking my daughter there for years and also go to special events there with friends. They have a nice variety of permanent art and also bring in special exhibits throughout the year. They are located right on Lake Michigan so the views from many of... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

With the building itself and the sculptures that surround it the Milwaukee Art Museum is a reflection of the beauty of art itself. Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan it is a wonder and once through the front door, the wonders do not cease. Sculputure, artwork, reflections of past present and future along with touring exhibitions, this art museum... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Under ordinary circumstances, I would highly recommend visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum, but, these are not ordinary circumstances. The museum is in the process of extensive renovations and the permanent exhibits are not being exhibited. There was a special exhibit and the gift shop. When I discovered that most of the museum was not open to the public, I chose... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This museum has been very good at acquiring special exhibits. If you are visiting here the Calatrava designed addition is worth seeing. The on site parking is enclosed and heated, this allows you to leave your cold weather gear in your car. The on site restaurant has good food and looks out on the lake front.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Milwaukee Art a Museum isn't huge (you can see it in 2 hours), but it's a lovely museum. It has pieces from all over the world and covers most time periods. The building is an architectural treasure, and the view of Lake Michigan is exquisite. The museum gift shop is one of the nicest I've seen anywhere. And as... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Although sections of the museum were closed for renovation, we enjoyed the Italian paintings exhibit and walking around the building which is impressive.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved the Glasgow art exhibit featuring Italian artists Bellini, Titian and more. The dining downstairs was very good, but limited menu. Too bad the other exhibits were closed.

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