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Milwaukee Art Museum

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Address: 700 N Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4098
Phone Number: 14142243220
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 fine afternoon

Had a free afternoon and decided to check it out. I found a very nice selection of art from many styles and eras. A little too much emphasis on modern 'art' for my taste, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a free afternoon and decided to check it out. I found a very nice selection of art from many styles and eras. A little too much emphasis on modern 'art' for my taste, but still plenty to see from the renaissance and the impressionists etc. Really a great collection of art of all kinds.

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long island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An easy walk from the main street, Wisconsin Avenue, this spectacular building is itself a work of art. The wing-like structure above and around the building opens and shuts twice a day...in non-windy weather. The art collections are interesting and the cafe food delicious. Don't miss this.

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Burnsville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Milwaukee Art Museum is worth a trip to Milwaukee, due to the modern, dramatic ship-like building right on Lake Michigan. There are multiple cozy rooms to sit down as you enjoy fabulous lake views, outstanding sculptures and other forms of art.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a large art collection but an interesting one. The building itself is of artistic value both from without and from within. Also in a great location on the harbor.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every first Thursday of the month, the Milwaukee Art Museum is free to residents. I go about 4 times a year. The permanent collection is extensive and featured exhibits provide a range of works, contemporary and period. One can spend many hours viewing and stopping by the cafe for lunch or coffee with great view of Lake Michigan. The Calatrava... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're in Milwaukee, you must visit the museum to at least see this unusual (and expensive to construct!) building, which sits on the lakefront like either a boat with sails or a bird with wings. Not much to add to other reviews, as the core collection is varied, with unusual temporary/traveling exhibitions. Add some evening events and you've got... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Milwaukee Art Museum is a local treasure both inside and outside. Its architecture outside is a must see, especially at noon when the "wings" close and re-open. The inside exhibits are what make this museum really special, however. Fantastic artworks are displayed in beautifully renovated areas. And the Lake Michigan view awaits.

Thank Jim R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The collections are fantastic, with something for everyone. Classical, contemporary, sculpture, photography, and so much more---all beautifully curated and presented in an architectural masterpiece. The Milwaukee Art Museum sits on a gorgeous piece of real estate on the shores of Lake Michigan, so is well worth budgeting an entire day between the collections, a lovely walk along the lakefront and... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Milwaukee Art Museum is spectacular. The winged roof (which opens at specific times, weather permitting) is an incredible sight. The atrium makes for cool photos, too. AND the art! The collection is quite good. Especially like the modern wing.

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Lockport, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, especially with the unusual exterior of the building. I tend to shy away from museums due to the crowds in the Chicago area. Not here - the art museum in Milwaukee was a wonderful experience. We were surprised how large the museum is with many rooms to wander through. We... More 

Thank Kristen W

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