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“Cannot miss for art lovers”

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
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Owner description: This museum displays a collection of Anderson's paintings, sculptures and pottery.
Naperville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
619 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Cannot miss for art lovers”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you like art, and are within 100 miles of this museum, you have to go! Of all the art I'm aware of in the world, I had never heard of Walter Anderson. A true outsider and a genius, he deserves to be amongst the great artists of the 20th century. His watercolors looked like nothing I had ever seen, and the WPA murals he did (attached to the museum) are America's Sistine Chapel. The building is very nice and the staff was very helpful.

Visited February 2014
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Eclectic eye opener”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Learning about Anderson was a real eye opener. Movie is a little long so I just fast forwarded through most of it. Fascinating character. Interesting family of artist who painted and did ceramics.

Visited March 2014
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Neenah, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Save your money”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

A small museum, really not worth the price of admission. A local watercolorist had work on display which was more interesting than Anderson, which was very repetitive. I asked about using the wi-fi, and the little old lady at the counter didn't know it..so they sent me back to find some guy, who wasn't there so i asked a lady in the back office who first couldn't remember it, the told me "we usually don't give it out"..I was going to ask if this meant they sometimes do, but didn't press it. My artiste wife agreed this one one we could have skipped and not missed anything.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Dave N
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful Museum”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

I knew nothing about Walter Anderson until we visited Biloxi with a friend who grew up there. Very interesting museum and a very interesting man. It was a real eye opener. Would definitely go there again.

Visited January 2014
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shanghai
Level 6 Contributor
605 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Lovely and interesting museum”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a great little museum, wonderfully laid out and very informative about Anderson and his life and work. The room rescued from his house is lovely and very evocative, as is much of his work. The community hall that he painted is totally amazing.

Visited February 2014
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