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Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-224-3220
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Ranked #3 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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Denver
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The view is beautiful, the building is interesting, but the collection as not very special. The only part I enjoyed was the children's interactive areas. Adults were having a great time in there. The feature, "Postcards of Milwaukee" was a bit interesting, but I have been roaming this city for a week and I have found much more interesting things... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The building by Calavaras is breathtaking. Looking out the windows, the viewer feels as if he is sailing on Lake Michigan. Be sure to step outside to see the wings move at announced times each day. Should an art museum outshine the works within? Don't get me wrong. There are wonderful works of of art on the walls, but they... More

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Pine Bush, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This award-winning addition to the original art museum is an architectural marvel. You don't have to be an art lover to appreciate it. The lobby is free to enter, and is even more awesome than the outside. The panoramic view of Lake Michigan through the far windows puts the final exclamation point on the whole experience. Bravo to Milwaukee for... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

First - the person at the ticket counter was very proactive and clear about what exhibits were on display before I purchased a ticket. The museum is in the middle of renovations that have a lot of the exhibits closed (as of September 2014) and they were also between traveling exhibits. I spent the majority of the visit in the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Definitely a great way to spend an afteroon. Wonderful architecture and art is displayed in a unique way.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Really liked the location on the lake front and the architecture of the building. A lovely collection of modern art and great interactive children's sections.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A recent visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum reminded me that is is an amazing resource very near Chicago. The museum designed by Santiago Calatrava, is beautiful and dramatic. It is located on the lake with gorgeous views where art works are displayed. Some of the special exhibits are great compliments to exhibitions in Chicago, and surprisingly good. Plan a... More

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North Tustin, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The art museum building is spectacular. Great views of the lake from several vantage points. The content of the museum was disappointing. I understand it is a smaller museum but I have been to several smaller ones that have been excellent. This was just okay.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is a fabulous, modern building by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and is worth walking thru the lobby and public areas. If you can time it (check the web for times), stand on the bridge outside to see the "wings" move.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were there on the first Thursday of September 2014. The first words from my mouth as a i walked out of the elevator was WOW!. Its one of the most unique pieces of Architecture. The view of Lake Michigan from within the Hall is truly a sight to behold. You will need to be there to get the entire... More

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