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Museum of Wisconsin Art

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Address: 205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, WI 53095-3413
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+1 262-334-9638
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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Modern jewel in the heart of West Bend

MOWA is the building centerpiece of West Bend, featuring modern exhibits from Wisconsin artists. My wife and I have enjoyed many of the exhibitions, and the recent showing of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sussex, Wisconsin
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

MOWA is the building centerpiece of West Bend, featuring modern exhibits from Wisconsin artists. My wife and I have enjoyed many of the exhibitions, and the recent showing of paintings done by David Lenz was no exception. Since a yearly membership costs $12 per person, per year, it allows you to come back to the museum as often as you... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love their exhibits, especially the annual member's show. I also enjoy their museum store. It is a small museum, but still very nice.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, filled with work of Wisconsin artists, has been exhibiting works by David Lenz. We walked through the whole museum before getting to the featured exhibit. The MOWA is modern, bright and presents well the artists represented.. A number of works by members of the museum were displayed along the indoor walkway. They were well done and very intriguing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My aunt and I went to the Museum of Wisconsin Art and we ended up spending the entire afternoon there. The artwork is amazing, the displays are clearly defined and the staff were amazing. My aunt has had her artwork on display there in the past and it truly is a place of great artwork.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Completely surprised with the new venue in the place of the 'old' original outlet mall. A fantastic re-purposing of the prime land and space. A great representation of WI artists. Event attended was the Bloomin' Holidaze and we thoroughly enjoyed the floral arrangements that complemented the painting exhibits. The craft vendors were also a step above the ordinary; their offerings... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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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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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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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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