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Milwaukee Art Museum

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Address: 700 N Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4098
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+1 414-224-3220
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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 very good art museum in a spectacular building on a great site. A unique opportunity in a major American city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good art museum in a spectacular building on a great site. A unique opportunity in a major American city.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many people recognize and appreciate the Calatrava, but do not bother to enter the museum. The collection is actually quite impressive and diverse. The museum can get busy with school groups during the week, but I would think it quiets down in the afternoon. My kids love going there and exploring, and they each have their favorite pieces. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The milwaukee art museum, housed in a beautifully done space and in a building that is a work of art in itself is a perfect way to spend a long afternoon. A diverse and quality permanent collection is always energized by ever changing exhibitions that never fail to engage. Unlike most museums, the milwaukee art museum has a divine cafe... More 

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

What I love most about the Milwaukee Art Museum is its art exhibits, all-white interior and architectural design. It’s the perfect place to hold an elaborate wedding, corporate event and fund-raiser. It's one of my favorite places to visit during the summer for local art exhibits and entertainment. A must-see! It's Milwaukee's Own Calatrava!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The permanent collection in this museum is outstanding; it includes modern/contemporary art, design, European art, photography etc. etc. This museum always have very interesting special exhibits. It's situated on the Lake Front and offers wonderful views of the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was nice spot to spend to spend a couple hours. The setting on the lake is fantastic. ..beautiful windows all around..have a beer or milwaukee root beer at the cafe and enjoy the view!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous time we had at the Milwaukee Art Museum! My love & I spent the weekend in the city, our first time visiting. Anything we read in preparation for our stay suggested we check out this museum specifically, and we are certainly glad we did. Milwaukee on-street parking seems to be free on Sundays, or was wherever we... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I took a break from our Nat'l Convention and went to the MAM. We planned our visit for just before 12pm, so that we could see the "Wings" move. We found a great vantage point on the pedestrian bridge near the museum. We watched the wings close and reopen, it took 6 minutes from start to finish.... More 

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Milwaukee, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The art museum is art itself. The wings go up and down when it is not too windy. The collection rotates and is good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The collections are the same, but with much added space and a completely new arrangement, the collections flow into each other and are MUCH nicer. More space allows for the display of many more or the permanent collection, and less crowding.

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