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Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-224-3220
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Ranked #1 of 89 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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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have a competitive art museum here in Milwaukee! It has some of the most intriguing and compelling exhibits I have ever seen. The visiting exhibits are so well executed that, time and time again, I have come away from viewing art I thought I would only find mildly interesting, only to become enthused about the artist! Nice job of... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

With my brother and his family living in Wisconsin I travel this way every few years. Every year I visit I end up at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The permanent collection has a nice variety of works of art. But, I really enjoy the travelling special exhibits ... this year was the Kandinsky Retrospective and it was wonderful. The building... More

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Milwaukee Art Museum is beautifully positioned on Lake Michigan and its design is world class. Loved the Kandinsky exhibit. It's always fun to visit this place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The exterior of this museum is breathtaking. I couldn't stop taking pictures. Unfortunately, the interior did not live up to the exterior, but this was because of the extensive renovations currently underway. I heard a docent tell another visitor that approximately 75% of the galleries are not open at the moment. This would have been nice to know before we... More

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Augusta, GA
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The building that houses this art collection is one of the coolest buildings that I have EVER seen. It looks like a ship heading into the city. The windows in the back look over the lake with all the sailboats and clouds. It's so peaceful. The Georgia O'Keefe collection was disappointing for me, and the rest of the collection is... More

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The architecture is worth the trip. The old museum was designed by American master Eero Saarinen. The addition by Santiago Calatrava---famed Spanish architect and engineer. The white, soaring addition is topped by a Burke Brise Soleil, which spreads like wings for sunshading. The all-white, interior lobby is a stunning spatial experience. Check out the museum-like garage too. See the museum's... More

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Plano
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The building is a work of art itself! This is a great museum and the size is perfect because you can see everything in a day!

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I am not the biggest art fan, but I chaperoned one of my daughter's school field trips. I was more than surprised how much I enjoyed the exhibits, painting and just the building itself!

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Schuylkill Haven, PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is such a wonderful museum to see, not only is it beautiful and modern, it is so cool to just look at. I have to admit the $18 price to get in was a little high but worth it...if you like art.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I'm sure it's not hidden to Milwaukeeans, but coming from Chicago, I was not only surprised but blown away at the beauty of the structure and the extent of the collection. We went to see the "Kandinsky" special exhibit, and I was impressed by the number of paintings and drawings that were displayed, as well as the commentary from the... More

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