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John Michael Kohler Arts Center

608 New York Avenue, P.O. Box 489, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0489
920-458-6144
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Sheboygan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Theaters
Traveler Description: Established in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is nationally recogn... for its collection of folk art, vernacular art, and works by... more »
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum, not your usual art museum......no portraits on the wall....just sometimes strange art pieces in the galleries. But oh the bathrooms are magnificent art pieces on their own.

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I spent a fair amount of time here, walking around and seeing the exhibits. The space here is set up very nicely - very airy, so that when you're walking around, it's easy to see the art and move from one area to another. We found much of the art to be thought-provoking, and really interesting. I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They have a great hands on art center. It is also interesting to see Kohlers actual house. Ohhh and check out the bathrooms.

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Campbellsport, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband, three kids (11,13 and 16) and I stopped here on a day out. It was a great stop and all three children liked it. Very interesting exhibits, and the people were so friendly and welcoming! Beautiful grounds and worth the stop. It sparked my children's creativity and interest in art, which was an added bonus.

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Elgin, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a small Arts Center, but it never fails to impress me when I visit. Whatever they choose to show is fascinating in some way. It's worth a trip to Sheboygan just to see the Arts Center. I've been to art museums all over North America and Europe, and this one is a tiny jewel. The kids area is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a nice art museum. It is small. I can't say I understand all of the art. The bathrooms are soooo neat.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a surprise! The Kohler is by no means a stuffy entree in the Art game! The galleries are filled with brilliant works, many of them made on the premises. There are spaces for children to create, a charming cafe and a clever bookstore. By the way, don't miss the rest rooms and make someone of the opposite sex take... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

So worth a visit, the great ideas begin near the main entrance with a drop-in anytime, anybody art room. Kids or adults can DO ART, whether a sand-cast or their own hand or a plastic-wrap mold--or at least these were among the fun options available during our visit, with prototypes based on current displays. From there wander the delightfully creative... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The best part about the arts center is the collaborative art room for kids. My 7-year old daughter never wanted to leave. Great stop on a day trip to Sheboygan. Interesting art and the bathrooms are a must-see.

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Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is so,worth seeing. When I was there, they had the house and work of the rhnestone cowboy. I loved it. His glitter pictures were something I wanted, I know, it sounds terrible, but they are winderful. The whole house was there with the glitter TV and all of the glitter in the house. I love how folk art is... More

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