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Milwaukee Art Museum

Address: 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: 414-224-3220
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Ranked #1 of 241 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing such artists as Pablo...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I would take my students here as a teacher, and my own kids here as a family day trip. It is a fascinating art museum. Even when I took kids as young as 2nd-3rd grade they were enthralled with all the museum had to offer. great museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I liked unique Paintings, sculptures, lots of variety. Love the location on the lake. Lots of art to see. Child friendly.

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Not worth the visit while renovations are underway. All permanent exhibitions are closed until summer 2015. There is 1 visiting exhibition and a bunch of amateur art without a unifying theme. Unbelievably they still charge full price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The MAM surprises by the choice and quality of its exhibitions. It compares very adequately with its "neighbor" in Chicago, that is in my opinion. Keep in mind that I am a Rotterdam native where we had the Boymans museum and a stone's throw away the Mauritshuis (Vermeer) in the Hague. Its presentation on the lake makes me think of... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were able to take in the Kandinsky exhibit. Excellent showing with much history of the artist and the time. We were also there for the closing of the "wings." Just another amazing feature of this exquisite building. Definitely go when you are in Milwaukee!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just driving by, you are drawn to the uniqueness of the building. It is just stunning, especially when the 'wings' are up over Lake Michigan.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

love the special exhibits...also the furniture exhibit is always great. the location,on the lake is always beautiful. We happened to be there during a choir recital and the acoustics in the atrium are very very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cafe is a lovely place to have coffee and dessert. Nearby Coast and harbor house with a view of the lake and museum are great places to bring special guests from out of town. The Lakefront Art Festival was always something I looked forward to each year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Such a beautiful and unique building with the back drop of Lake Michigan. Mondays or Thursdays they usually have free admission, go online and check. In the summer time we like to go to Milwaukee Market, pick up some food and wine and have a picnic lunch on the grounds of the Art Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful views and great art on the right day perfect picture taking of Lake Michigan great area to walk around

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