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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I loved the Milwaukee Art Museum. If you get there at 10 am, you can watch the "wings" open. The building itself is a work of art and I was awestruck by its beauty. Inside, the museum is huge and has a nice assortment of displays. Make your way to the top level to see the Georgia O'Keefe paintings. If... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We recently visited for the Kandinsky exhibit (WONDERFUL!) and were pleasantly surprised to discover that as Wisconsin teachers, we received free admission thanks to the Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation. One does need to provide a school ID or pay stub. But it would have been well worth the price of admission that day. And I specify "that day"... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The architecture itself is just incredible! We have been to many museums worldwide - the Milwaukee Museum of Art is just the finest of modern design.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

after a stroll thru the water's view million dollar apartment I was ready for something more to earth. Headed to the soldier's park. After a stroll thru the park we were ready for a nice place to relax for a bit. The museum offered just that and the art certainly very educational. It was not crowded so plenty of time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I just LOVE this place and try to make each exhibit - and then just see the "regular" collection in between. The building itself is just extraordinary and there are so many places to enjoy it - and the view of Lake Michigan. And then, of course, there's the art. The museum isn't so huge that you feel overwhelmed and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Milwaukee Art Museum is well worth visiting. The art museum building alone is a spectacular work of architectural art with expansive views over Lake Michigan. The Kandinsky retrospective was thrilling, and there were quite a few other great works by Chagall, Picasso, Bonnard, Miro, O'Keefe, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rothko, and other top artists of the past two centuries.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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