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Milwaukee Art Museum

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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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700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4098
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located on the city lakefront, this museum provides a modern and comfortable setting. The exhibits are laid out in a spacious manner where it’s visitors can view them with no impediments.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I have seen many art museums over the years. The Milwaukee Art Museum is special because of its location, its design and its great and varied collection (17th century through contemporary). I found it very relaxing to stroll through the various galleries. A day well...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ask about the "movement" of the "whale tail" structure above the entrance. I was pleasantly surprised when at 5pm I was walking across the footbridge over the road to get a good photo when music began to play and the "fins" began to move slowly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TACLYO
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if you don’t want to (or have the time to) see the museum’s sizeable collection, at least walk down E Wisconsin Avenue to the lake shore, and check out the phenomenal piece architecture which houses the bulk of the collection. The gleaming white Quadracci...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth visiting. The gallery has a very wide range of exhibits including wood furniture and books from the 14th and 15th centuries. We even found a Monet on the top floor. You will need some time to visit the location and wear good...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ron22212
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is housed in a stunning-looking building (we did not see the wings open); there is a convenient underground parking garage with an elevator up to the museum. When we decided to visit this museum, I was mostly interested in seeing their decorative arts...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ellenbee56
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture inside and out are stunning .. the art is amazing, the views of the lake and everything about this museum makes it in my top museums. And if you are a member at an Art Museum that includes the reciprocal program, your entry...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CarrieJoeNC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have taken many trips to this museum to wander the collection. They have recently re-organized the interior making wandering about more enjoyable with more wall space for more art. Have had really good visiting collections the last few years with a variety of mediums from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank George B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning museum in a beautiful waterfront location with a great collection. Favorites included: the folk art collection, St. Francis of Assisi in his Tom by Francisco de Zurbaran and the most spectacular ivory crucifix I have ever seen.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Renee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours and could probably have spent another 3 looking at everything. Add more time if you want to read everything too. We got through the whole main floor and saw most of the 3rd. There is good representation of art styles and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jurateles
October 15, 2018|
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Response from GranbearThe1st | Reviewed this property |
Definitely outside. Try to find a position on the bridge that's back far enough to see the full spectacle.
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Jurateles
October 15, 2018|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest outside. There are many vantage points. Across the street in the parking garage. At the restaurant nearby (Harbor House).
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Sue J
September 12, 2018|
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Response from MaryB R | Reviewed this property |
If you don't mind a very pleasant Milwaukee walk, you wouldn't have to. However, it is an option. Sorry for the delay in responding. I just saw your question now.
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