Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

4.7
#2 of 219 in Museums in Wisconsin
With over 40 galleries, Milwaukee Art Museum displays the work of artists ranging from self-taught folk geniuses to Pablo Picasso. Being itself an architectural landmark, famous for its moveable sunscreen in the shape of wings, that folds and unfolds twice daily, the museum has become an icon for Milwaukee. Apart from paintings, photographs, and video art, among many collections, you'll see Baroque and Renaissance furniture, tableware, and metalwork, as well as the best collection of German Renaissance clocks outside of Germany. The museum has some of the United States' finest collections of American decorative arts, Haitian art, and more. If you get hungry, take a peek at the menu in cafe Calatrava, with entrees inspired by the exhibition currently taking place. Arrange your visit to Milwaukee Art Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Milwaukee using our Milwaukee trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Had a great time taking in all the sites and art. Right on the lake and beautiful view, would highly recommend.  more »
  • Gorgeous! Beautiful building and setting. Absolutely loved the art and flowers. Highly recommended adding this in to your visit to Milwaukee.  more »
  • This was my first visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum. I went to see the Art in Bloom display, which was fun and interesting but only a 3-day special. However, since I was there I decided to walk around...  more »
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  • I took my children on a free day not sure if this was going to go well.or not. I like to say it did. Very beautiful and the staff was so help full and the knowledge with the art work made more amazing about the pieces. The children did some of their own art work. The museum have projects for the kids based on a piece they have on display. Very beautiful and amazing.
  • The place to go whether you are a resident or visitor! Fine Milwaukee art, and the option to create your own if you desire. Speak to the curator and visit with some of the local artists. Take your time in the museum and enjoy every cranny of it, or you might find the venture boring. Each piece represents something unique and typically holds a "story" within it. Easy to read the book. After visiting the museum, either dine there or at a local cafe nearby. Very relaxing atmosphere.
  • A group of us attended MAM, which we enjoyed so much! Such a great crowd of folks, different cultural backgrounds and different ages. The venue is gorgeous especially if you've never had the opportunity to check it out before. There was a cereal bar, drink stands, a cafe, and tons of tables to create and or craft your own art, and a few benches with two TV's setup to play Mario Cart with friends or others attending the event. Of course there were tours to take you through the gallery on display and there were a few vendors comprised of local artists and Goodwill! I would totally recommend you come check it out, you won't be disappointed 😉
  • This is one of the best things to see in Milwaukee. The design is outstanding with Lake Michigan as it’s backdrop. Then there is the artwork inside and more architectural beauty. You can see modern art and art of the masters. Don’t miss this museum. By the way, we became members! Almost a thousand views and only a couple of “LIKES”?
  • Beautiful to go to in your looking for a nice day of art things to do and great for out of towners to go there for site seeing right down sitting on the lakefront. Also wives/Girlfriend's and kids can enjoy a art museum while husbands/boyfriends with their son's can go fishing right outside of the art museum. Has a cafe as well.
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