Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh

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The Paine is a historic estate that serves as a multi-faceted museum for learning and inspiration. The museum preserves the mansion, surrounding architectural structures, and many of the interiors as they were created by founders Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine. Selections from the museum’s art collection, much of which was acquired by Nathan and Jessie, are featured in the many rooms and settings of the estate. Outdoors, the Paine maintains and enhances numerous display gardens as “galleries” of horticulture with varied designs and thousands of plant specimens. In addition, the museum presents a wide variety of changing art exhibitions, from historical to contemporary, within the estate’s galleries and gardens. The Family Discovery Gallery, located on the house’s lower level, offers “hands on” activities about architecture, art, and gardens for people of all ages.
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  • I just visited the Paine Art Center again to view the Maker and Muse Exhibit, and the Ron Harder Gem and Mineral Exhibit. If you can get to the Paine before the exhibit closes next weekend, please do!...  more »
  • Although the Paine is a must-see attraction, the current jewelry exhibition was extremely disappointing. It wasn't that the pieces weren't beautiful, but it was extremely poorly-lit. I'm not elderly a...  more »
  • The current exhibit, Maker and Muse, is an incredibly wonderful display of art deco and other jewelry from that era. Beautiful pieces of jewelry and the history of it's maker or the studio it came fro...  more »
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  • The Paine Art Center hosts some of the most amazing exhibitions that are seen anywhere. All displayed throughout a beautifully preserved historic mansion. I personally had especially enjoyed the Tibetan monks spending a week doing a sand mandala in the newly built conservatory. The gardens are expansive and beautiful as well. The carriage house and conservatory building is newly updated and is an amazing venue for having anything from a wedding reception to an award ceremony.
  • Always interesting to go here. It is a great home with a sad story. Get there at the right time and the gardens are absolutely gorgeous. In the spring they have a fantastic plants sale.
  • The pain arboretum is one of the most unique mansion and gardens you will see. I have traveled quite a bit and not seen anything quite like this the architecture the wood panels just the fact that it was built in 1927. they also have special exhibits from time to time they're just opening the Tiffany jewelry exhibit. The gardens are wonderful walk very relaxing and some of the best I've seen. If you want to take a step back to a grander time this is the place you want to visit
  • This Mansion is one of the most beautiful maintained structures from the 1930s. It has some of the most unique interior decorations you will ever see. Whole walls hand carved. The gardens are beautiful and are very relaxing to walkthrough. The pain sets right across the street from the Oshkosh public museum so you can visit both at one time very easily. Admission to both if quite reasonable.
  • Very nice place to visit. Its great for photographers and even a date if you are into nature and fascinated in older times. Staff here are very polite and helpful. I will be coming back here again
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