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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 86 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Calatrava addition to the art museum is spectacular. The museum itself rotates wonderful collections through the year and provides for THE scenic venue in Milwaukee for post-wedding photos, Facebook cover shots, or upscale private events. Food is decent but the venue is spectacular.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Not only is the location wonderful, the new wing breathtaking in design and construction--but this is a gem of a museum well worth a long afternoon's visit. I highly encourage the docent's tour for the overall picture. If you can be there at closing to see the wings go up outside, it is a remarkable sight.

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Artarmon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Who knew that Milwaukee had such an inspiring building. The Milwaukee Art Museum had me walking on air from the moment I entered it. The building is a testament to what great architecture can do for the soul and that's before I even look at the art. This made trekking from Australia to Milwaukee worthwhile - I will return to... More

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Shorewood, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Even if you do not want to look at the artwork, you should experience the building. It is awesome. Stay for lunch at the museum café. The art museum is free to all the first Thursday of each month. Take a walk around the lagoon just north of the museum or drive along the lakefront.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The Milwaukee Art Museum is a must see if even just to admire the view the architecture and the overlooking Lake Michigan or by having lunch in the inside/outside restaurant as the building and design are a beautiful piece of art in and of itself. Also lots of special shows changing things up monthly.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

You won't be disappointed, beautiful area and museum. There is places to park, walk around outside as well.

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited for the folk art exhibit and really enjoyed it. Beyond that we found the regular collections and the building itself to be well worth the visit. It is easily accessible and if it had been warmer we would have enjoyed a walk along the lakefront too.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The museum has their own collection and has traveling exhibits to showcase. The building itself is inspiring inside and out.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Milwaukee Art Museum is a great place to spend a day immersed in art, old and new. Special collections are exhibited on a regular basis, highlight national and international artists. Occasional local collections based on themes provide a nice variety...and access to contemporary art. A large gift shop holds a wide array of options at reasonable prices. And the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The art museum is not only a repository for great art, but is an incredible work of art on its own. This delicate looking white "bird/ship", opening it's "wings/sails" on the shore of Lake Michigan, provides a wonderful pale canvas for the impressive art collections within. As a member, I enjoy the expansive permanent collection, but also love the special... More

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