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Address: 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095
Phone Number: +1 262-334-9638
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The MWA houses the state's premier collection of Wisconsin art. It is...
The MWA houses the state's premier collection of Wisconsin art. It is also home to an unrivaled collection by Milwaukee-born Carl von Marr.Exhibiting historic and contemporary Wisconsin Art.
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What a Pleasant Surprise

A lovely little museum. The building is new and interesting itself. The collection is not large but almost every piece is worth stopping at. The Flagellants by Carl von Marr is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A lovely little museum. The building is new and interesting itself. The collection is not large but almost every piece is worth stopping at. The Flagellants by Carl von Marr is stunning and alone worth the 45-minute drive from Milwaukee.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

West Bend is so lucky to have a museum of this quality in town. It's like having a little bit of "the big city" in town. This museum is a must-go / must-see. Join them ($24 / year membership). They provide a multitude of cultural opportunities for the West Bend area such as art events, classes, workshops / talks ...... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This a wonderful facility in small town America. Post modern building new and bright. The visit is a few hours well spent to see artists born and Bre in Wisconsin. I lived the polka exhibit currently showing!

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Kingsford
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93 reviews 93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The museum was beautiful and the layout very accessible. The artworks were all connected in some way to the state of Wisconsin. Admission gives you a yearlong membership.

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Went to the museum on a whim. Well, what a great experience. The art collection is excellent with great local/members arts

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cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just amazing. On the waterfront, architecturally beautiful. I cannot write all my thoughts within the limits of this forum

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Well worth the price of admission! The space may be small, but included are pieces from the 19th century through present day. It truly is an eclectic mix, you're sure to find something particularly appealing. They also do a nice job of rotating traveling exhibits, offering programs for adults and children, and staging special events this weekend's 'Bloomin Holidaze'. Ask... More 

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's been 15 years since we have been to a John S. Curry exhibit in Madison. There were several pieces that weren't in the exhibit back then. My wife and I both became members!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a fantastic addition to West Bend! LOVE IT! The building itself has some character and adds a lot to the city and it's a great venue for events. I've been to two receptions there and had a great time at both. High class place.

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Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is brand new museum (Bldg) in West Bend. It is quite manageable size wise and has several traveling exhibits as well as permanent collections. I was pleased to see that one whole wall was displayed with overstock paintings from floor to ceiling. Much better idea than hiding them out of view in some storage room.

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