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Grohmann Museum

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Address: 1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3110
Phone Number: (414) 277-2300
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Mighty bronze figures on the terrace garden - a must see

This museum is amazing and dedicated to honor working men and women and appreciating the craftsmanship and building feats of ordinary people. Mr. Grohmann collected inspiring art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is amazing and dedicated to honor working men and women and appreciating the craftsmanship and building feats of ordinary people. Mr. Grohmann collected inspiring art of people working at their crafts. The greatness of this museum is in the showing of everyday workers making our buildings and bridges works of wonder. How did they do that? Many of... More 

Clive, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This museum is close to Brewers Hill neighborhood. The sculptures on the roof are huge and intriguing, which is worth the trip itself. Very much worth a trip to view such a vast collection of art about the history of work in Europe and America. A beautiful collection.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Great museum not to be missed. The first two floors have paintings and sculptures, but the rooftop sculpture garden was the highlight for us. I'd go when it's a sunny day so you can spend as much time outside seeing the sculptures and surrounding city buildings (City Hall) of Milwaukee. The rooftop is beautifully landscaped and the sculptures are impressive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We forget what hard and dangerous jobs our forefathers had to do to build everything from buildings to ships and locomotives. Peasants working hard in fields, butchers and tradesmen. A celebration of those who put their blood, sweat and tears to survive and progress.

Thank marlene863
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a wonderful small museum that has as its theme paintings and sculptures dealing with different work areas It is a museum where one can take their time to view the art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This small museum is a real gem just off the river walk. We happened upon it and were very happily surprised at how much we liked it. The themed floors were well presented and loved the outdoor sculpture garden on the roof.

Thank Diedre C
Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My artsy cousin loves showing off Milwaukee to visitors. OH BOY another museum! Well, start on the roof, work (pun intended) your way down, and enjoy the bizarre art. Most of the images depict men at work (no, not the band), the environs of their work, and results of their work. Enough art to impress a girl friend, enough engineering... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Very interesting collection of artwork depicting industrial activity. Don't think I have ever seen such a unique collection.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

On the Campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Grohmann Museum is a unique collection of art depicting people at work in many occupations through the centuries. Three floors of paintings and sculptures depict various trades from the 16th century through today. A rooftop sculpture garden features larger-than-lifesize statues of miners, foundrymen and other workers, scaled up from smaller... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I've been to plenty of museums that focus on one particular style of art, but I can't say I've ever been in one like the Grohmann Museum where the focus is on one subject: work. Most of the art is done in the realism style, with the odd exception of one modern art painting on the first floor. The sculptures... More 

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