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Museum of Wisconsin Art

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Address: 205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, WI 53095-3413
Phone Number: +1 262-334-9638
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
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The MWA houses the state's premier collection of Wisconsin art. It is also...

The MWA houses the state's premier collection of Wisconsin art. It is also home to an unrivaled collection by Milwaukee-born Carl von Marr.Exhibiting historic and contemporary Wisconsin Art.

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Very nice exhibits

We visited the museum while the Bloomin' Holidaze exhibit was on. This was our first visit to the museum, but won't be our last. The exhibits are very nice. The floral displays... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann W
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum while the Bloomin' Holidaze exhibit was on. This was our first visit to the museum, but won't be our last. The exhibits are very nice. The floral displays were nice as well. The building is amazing and easily accessible.

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Mequon, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the member's art show and the David Lenz exhibit. The building and site are really well done. There are places to eat in West Bend on Main street just a block away. It is nice outing.

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Thank MMSMequonWI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

MOWA is a spectacular addition to the West Bend community. The magnificent architecture complements the collection of Wisconsin art. The annual Member's Exhibit, showcasing local talent, is not-to-be-missed.The bridge that connects the museum to the downtown area is another plus!

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Museum of Wisconsin Art is a modern museum with a wide spectrum of art types and style - all with a connection to Wisconsin. Admission is $12 per person and gains you a one year membership so that you can go back any number of times in one year. They also host programs featuring prominent artists as well as... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a great time learning about Wisconsin based artists at this museum off the beaten path in West Bend. The five galleries begin with current contemporary art and extend to the older Wisconsin artists. We loved seeing Carl Von Marr's immense oil painting "The Flagellants" that took up an entire wall - stunning work of art! We also enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to beat the heat while attending a local event. The facility appeared to be quite new. The artwork was enjoyed by the entire family, and very intriguing to our 5yo. Very reasonably priced as well

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Thank Josh B
West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum with local (Wisconsin) Art. It's a beautiful facility and the exhibits change regularly. They also have great classes for both kids & adults. The glass sculpture (chandelier) & unique design of the building alone make it worth the visit.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The standing collections in this museum are superb and stunning, the work that is currently on display is refreshing and engaging to young and old.

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Thank Kathy R
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This relatively new, very modern art gallery is well worth a visit. For the $12 entrance fee you get a one year pass included. In the form of a ship, and sitting on a very nicely landscaped property next to a river, the setting is very relaxed and beautiful. The two story building is easily accessed, has good parking, and... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is one of the finest regional art museum's in the country. Situated along the Milwaukee River in Downtown West Bend, this museum is a delight. The shimmering modern exterior is very impressive and reflects a community that looks to the future while embracing its heritage. There are permanent exhibits covering every period of the states history. The gallery dedicated... More 

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