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With over 40 galleries, Milwaukee Art Museum displays the work of artists ranging from self-taught folk geniuses to Pablo Picasso. Being itself an architectural landmark, famous for its moveable sunscreen in the shape of wings, that folds and unfolds twice daily, the museum has become an icon for Milwaukee. Apart from paintings, photographs, and video art, among many collections, you'll see Baroque and Renaissance furniture, tableware, and metalwork, as well as the best collection of German Renaissance clocks outside of Germany. The museum has some of the United States' finest collections of American decorative arts, Haitian art, and more. If you get hungry, take a peek at the menu in cafe Calatrava, with entrees inspired by the exhibition currently taking place. Arrange your visit to Milwaukee Art Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Milwaukee using our Milwaukee trip itinerary maker site.
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Milwaukee Art Museum reviews
We were in Milwaukee for the long weekend, and walked from our hotel downtown to the Betty Brinn children's museum and then to Discovery World (we stopped for lunch in the cafe in the Milwaukee Art...
We were in Milwaukee for the long weekend, and walked from our hotel downtown to the Betty Brinn children's museum and then to Discovery World (we stopped for lunch in the cafe in the Milwaukee Art... more »
I found this place almost by chance on my visit to Milwaukee and i was not disappointed at all. Impressive building and impressive collection of art!
I found this place almost by chance on my visit to Milwaukee and i was not disappointed at all. Impressive building and impressive collection of art! more »
The stunning building itself is worth a visit and we especially went to see the handsomely displayed new installation of Haitian art. It is an outstanding display of Haitian creativity. If the...
The stunning building itself is worth a visit and we especially went to see the handsomely displayed new installation of Haitian art. It is an outstanding display of Haitian creativity. If the... more »
I t was quite a while ago I was able to spend some time and check out this beautiful one of a kind structure! While visiting for work. The wings open at around 10am with the museum, and flap at noontime, then close when the museum closes. Worth seeing! In side the museum there is lots of space with views of the lake and lots of nice art. It is also located just steps away on the shores of Lake Michigan and can walk right in front of the lake and the museum while walking along the path
This is an absolutely beautiful museum. It offers something for everyone whether your particular favorite art expression is Impressionism, Modern, Renaissance, Folk, and much more. We spent close to three hours and did not see it all. If you are in the Milwaukee area I highly recommend a visit to this museum. You won’t be disappointed! We arrived about 10:30 and the underground parking garage was mostly empty. We paid $10 for the time we were there. There is also a garage across the street.
The Art in Bloom exhibit was beautiful. I've lived in Milwaukee for years and this was my first time at this exhibit. I've grown up attending various events at the art museum and also just coming on my own time, but this particular event that happens annually is worth the trip. How cool to see flower arrangements that are inspired by art in the museum!
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon here with two adults and five children ages 6-18. There is so much to see we could have come back a second time. The children loved the art studio where they could create a work of art. Don't miss the Georgia O'Keeffe collection. The Discourse Coffeehouse in the lower level has the most delicious handcrafted drinks as well as sandwiches and bakery items. I recommend the Parisian matcha drink, it truly is a work of culinary art. I highly recommend visiting this art museum. Art from the 1300s through contemporary art as well a design.
Really neat art museum. Not super big but they have it packed full of stuff. The architecture of the building itself is a piece of art. Check timing for the wings. They open in the morning close in the evening and flap at 12 o’clock weather permitting. There are a few interactive workshops to check out as you’re going through. All in all it’s a good visit. It was listed as the number one thing to do in Milwaukee. I think that’s probably pretty accurate! Kids are free thanks to kohls!
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