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“Celebrating the Power of Men” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grohmann Museum

Grohmann Museum
1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 277-2300
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Ranked #27 of 130 things to do in Milwaukee
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“Celebrating the Power of Men”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The museum is operated by the Milwaukee School of Engineering, totally organized. The visitor desk is friendly and willing to assist you with information.

The entire museum is devoted to the art of industries and the men behind them. It is quite touching and beautiful seeing men had transform what's around them through hard works and perseverance. The sculptures make you wonder and admire the strength of men. This is a feel good museum, do go and feel you are strong.

There are small TV monitors at some of the exhibits with films explaining some of the industry. I thought it would be boring but the short films are done in layman's term and you are shock you actually understand the whole process (Well done).

Visited March 2013
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Nice collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The collection of "Men at Work" was a unique theme and it "works". Start at the top with the sculpture garden then move down. Don't miss the QR codes that you can scan and learn more with a recorded message about the piece

Visited November 2012
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Appleton
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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We had not heard of the Grohmann, but found it in a list of attractions for Milwaukee. (We are always looking for a place we have not been!). This museum had a neat collection depicting people in trades. The sculpture garden on the roof and views into the stained glass study are not to be missed. We enjoyed the museum and it is a value at $5 each!

Visited November 2012
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Kansas City
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“A hidden gem of a museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Because the Grohmann Museum is part of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, it tends to be overlooked by tourists seeking "traditional" art museums. But the Grohmann is extremely worth the time spent touring both the building and the "Man at Work" collection.

Dr Grohmann's love of craftmanship is evident in the details of this beautiful building, especially in the rooftop Sculpture Garden, the atrium entrance, and his office itself (which is open to viewing by the public when not in use). And the "Man at Work" collection has some wonderfully surprising pieces in it, including the familiar painting "The Bookworm" and a Remington sculpture of a bronco buster.

The staff is engaging and extremely helpful, and there are multiple pieces of literature to guide you through the museum. A group of high-school students was being led through the collection while I was there, their professor giving them details and background of the paintings to assist them in completing a class paper. It was fascinating information, and I tagged along behind them as much as I could.

Whether you're a student of art or a devotee of architecture or simply a friend of the working man, you'll enjoy your time at this museum.

Visited October 2012
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“Wow - what a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

When I am in Milwaukee my sister always takes me to see something different. This year, the Grohmann Museum. I was really impressed. This museum is by the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The art work is impressive and the art is all about the working people in various industries. Doesn't sound interesting? Think again. European Masters bringing industries to life! The entire museum art pieces are a private collection of Dr. Grohmann and his passion for sharing is shown in the low price of $5 entry, $3 for senior citizens. If you only have a short time....visit the first floor and roof top (my two favorites). If you are in Milwaukee at night and the museum is closed, find the building, look to the roof top and you will see the gigantic sculptors lite up along the edge of the building....and each make a complete 360 on their base. Highly recommend and will return.

Visited November 2012
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