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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised to find the Art Gallery so extraordinarily designed. What a perfect blend with the lake. We took in a great Kandinsky exhibit and would call this the highlight go our visit!

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Racine, Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We waited until the last day to see the Kandinsky retrospective. This joint exhibit was organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and MAM. The exhibit shows Kandinsky develop as an artist over his life time. Very worthwhile show. Can not say enough positive things about the Calatrava designed building the exhibit was held in. Just beautiful. Today was one of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Caught the Kadinsky exhibit on its last day and walked through the other exhibit halls without fighting the crowds to get a closer look. The staff and security were friendly and we didn't have to pay an arm and a leg for parking just across the street!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Milwaukee Art Museum also seems to attract great exhibits. We just saw the Kandisky exhibit and it was quite informative. If you can avoid going on the weekend, it would be advisable as the weekends tend to have many more people and thus it is crowded. However, if you cannot avoid the weekend, try to go first thing on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent worthwhile way to spend an afternoon. Within walking distance from my family's home on Broadway (and a gorgeous day for a walk around the lake), positively awesome things on display. Don't miss it, a must-see while visiting Milwaukee!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Milwaukee Art Museum is stunning. Not only is the Calatrava design (wings which open and shut) captivating (and the Calder mobile and a wonderful Chahouilly glass installation, but the permanent collection and the special art exhibits such as the Kandinski retrospective currently on view until September 1 are fantastic. If you like art, you must not miss this glorious... More

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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

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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