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Grohmann Museum

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Address: 1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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Men At Work!

Great art works of the industrial age with a distinctly Teutonic slant. Most of the works shown are the artistry of Europeans, with a large number of German. Plan on taking 1... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great art works of the industrial age with a distinctly Teutonic slant. Most of the works shown are the artistry of Europeans, with a large number of German. Plan on taking 1 to 3 hours to take in all of the exhibits

Thank SkiKingMKE
Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a big museum fan. Lots of obscure pictures with any consistent theme. This museum is not like that. Focused on work and what people do with pictures of so many jobs--from ironworker to beekeeper. Sculptures and paintings (mainly paintings). 3 50-something guys had a great time here.

Thank JRVoo
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we attended during the time when there wasn't a major exhibit but enjoyed going anyway.

Thank Plantchamp
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is my second trip to Grohmann. It lives fully up to it's description as a museum for Labor Art, with it's collection almost entirely of paintings of people in the process of performing their profession, with an emphasis on pre-20th century blue collar works. The artists, like their subjects, are mostly obscure names. which is appropriate because their identity... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is unlikely you will recognize 99% of the artists, mostly European. The art here depicts people in the past 500 years at work. You can actually watch jobs as they evolved over time. Much of the technical skills are not up to your A level artists. What this museum has done is really laid out the art in an... More 

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

In an age before cameras these artists captured the everyday tasks of workman doing their jobs. The work wasn't flashy, it was hard and dirty and dangerous but had to be done by people, not machines. This art was in a private collection but ran out of room so Mr Grohmann built this building. There are three floors of pictures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

If this museum was in Europe it would be ranked as one of the top 4!! Very interesting collection - well laid out, and not an aristocrat in any painting. All ordinary people at work. The rooftop figures left me cold though.

Thank insearchofit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum is well worth a visit. You are directed to start at the rooftop sculpture garden and work your way down the 4 floors. The sculptures were impressive, maybe 8 feet tall and mostly of men doing traditional work. There were some wonderful paintings and smaller sculptures throughout the museum. I really liked that the paintings were grouped by... More 

Thank Cathy L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Paintings of working men and women from 1500s to the present. Quarries, builders, money lenders, weavers, brewers, factory workers, an amazing variety of workers. Also bronze sculptures. A must see for our visitors.

Thank marybhd2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Most folks from Milwaukee have never visited this fantastic museum with art focused on American industry. There are sculptures, paintings and artifacts. One of the best entertainment dollars in Milwaukee.

Thank William H

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