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Grohmann Museum

1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3110
+1 414-277-2300
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First class museum with a historical message

This is my second trip to Grohmann. It lives fully up to it's description as a museum for Labor... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Racine, Wisconsin
Unexpected Experience

It is unlikely you will recognize 99% of the artists, mostly European. The art here depicts people... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Palatine, Illinois
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1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3110
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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....More

3  Thank cconner42
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...More

1  Thank bLiselotte
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...More

1  Thank LorenD1
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.

1  Thank insearchofit
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...More

1  Thank Cathy L
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
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
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is truly a hidden gem. The mosaic on the lobby floor sets the tone for a very worthwhile museum collection. Don't miss the stained glass in the office on the rooftop.

Thank Arnold S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

A great museum for the $5 admission. The rooftop sculpture garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the views. I went on a Tuesday afternoon and there was no one else in the museum other than the students from MSOE. I enjoyed the...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I stopped in the museum while I was touring the MSOE campus, I'm an alumni. I was fascinated by the concentration of art depicting the early industrial age of Milwaukee. I learned a number of things concerning the history of Milwaukee and the surrounding area...More

1  Thank GolferBryant
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Response from TheWuch | Reviewed this property |
They do have a FREE lot you enter from Milwaukee Ave.