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Milwaukee Art Museum

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Address: 700 N Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4098
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+1 414-224-3220
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing...

Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing such artists as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol.

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A different type of building

Overlooking Lake Michigan -- a great site, both inside and outside. Be sure to stay to watch the "sails" unfold.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overlooking Lake Michigan -- a great site, both inside and outside. Be sure to stay to watch the "sails" unfold.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit since their renovation and we loved the changes they made to the building. It's a great stop for entire family right down to our 6 year old.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

....but the contents are not of the same high standard. The Old Master galleries, which integrate the decorative and applied arts into the display, are well-presented and have thoughtful if somewhat patronizing labels. However, the quality of the pictures themselves is very disappointing – more misses than hits, though the Philippe de Champagne and the Zurbaran of St Francis of... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been here a few times, and although it does have its plusses, this was not a great visit. My 8 year old daughter brought in her water bottle, and took the top off to take a sip in the gallery. We were immediately reprimanded (because there is no other word for it) by a very rude volunteer who spoke... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The original Milwaukee Art Museum has always had a great variety and professionalism in their displays and galleries. The architecture and site of the initial structure is impressive. With the significant addition of a new portal and grand foyer, the museum itself has become an even great work of art. It's a place to visit and return for many more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I wouldnt classify everything we saw as art but we enjoyed 3 hours making our way around the various exhibits with a glass of wine break in-between. Located on the beautiful Milwaukee Lakefront but a bit cold to spend much time outside. Some hands on activities for the kids.

Thank steven f
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great gift shop and excelle nt permanent collection, New sbows always worth a visit. Even my 3 yr. old grandson was entertai ed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This most-iconic building in Milwaukee is a great place to see. Entering the beautiful lobby of the building is absolutely free and the view of Lake Michigan (and a gorgeous picture) is worth it. You'll even be able to view a few pieces of art and entrance to the museum is ~$17 / adult if you want to see more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of art in general, but I do enjoy new experiences. We decided to visit the museum on the last day of our staycation. I was pleasantly surprised. The museum was very clean and neatly arranged! The architecture of the museum was just as fun to see as the artwork on the walls. There were visitors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dancing Latin music! Beautiful atmosphere! The Milwaukee Art Museum aka The Calatrava is a spectacular piece of art in itself. It looks like you are boarding a ship or a bird in flight!

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