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“The Design is Unique, but not the exhibits” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Milwaukee Art Museum

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
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing such artists as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol.
Chicago, Illinois
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“The Design is Unique, but not the exhibits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Upon entering the museum one has a great view of Lake Michigan. I thought that there were interesting exhibits, but nothing really unique, noting that makes you say, I am glad that I drove all the way to Milwaukee to experience this.” There were a few things from the Renaissance, a couple of things from Late Greek, Egyptian, Byzantine epochs, but it was very few. Things you would expect to see and have seen at other museums.
I did enjoy their modern art presentation. It was well done and interesting. I did like the design of the museum.

Visited March 2013
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“Quite the place to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Not only is this a real plus to the lakefront in Milwaukee but you can watch the "wings" open. They have a traveling exhibit which changes every few months and is very worthwhile. If you are a senior and go on the first Thursdays of every month, it costs nothing to get in and see all of the exhibits. Parking is close by and the view of the lakefront in itself is spectacular esp. if it's a sunny day.

Visited January 2013
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Marathon, WI
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“Color Rush”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Just stopped in on a Milwaukee visit and checked out the photography exhibit "Color Rush" - it was excellent! If you like photography - this is a great show to check out. Lots of interesting tidbits about color and its early use in photos from past to present.

Visited March 2013
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“Be sure to see the Calatrava wings open!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Lovely building. Interesting Permanent collection. Good gift shop. Special exhibitions always thoughtful.

Visited March 2013
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
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“Loved the Posters of Paris show in September 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went on a weekday so we were able to park under the museum and walk up. The poster show was fantastic - seeing all those iconic images in person was great. The gallery was well suited for the show. The building is amazing and the collection will surprise people. They do a great job of getting important traveling exhibits booked there.

Visited September 2012
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