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Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • We saw the John James Audubon large format prints exhibit at the Paine Art Center. Wow, what a magical exhibit in a perfect venue! A number of his large format (life sized) prints were on display in f...  read more »
  • I liked the mansion and all the history involved, but what amazed me was the garden!!! Beautiful place... Peaceful!! 
  • It was raining today, so we decided to tour the historic estate. Beautiful structure and gardens. It gave us some ideas for our garden at home! There was a small admission and we could self-tour or jo...  read more »
  • I wish this museum were closer. I would visit much more often. The traveling displays are amazing. Today it was the artwork and prints of John James Audubon. I love birds so this was definitely one of the best. There is so much more to the museum but today we spent time in the beautiful gardens.
  • This is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Wisconsin throughout the year. The mansion is incredible and they offer many different kinds of exhibits and special events to the public.
  • Nice place to visit.
  • We have been members of the Paine for several years and never tire of the beauty of the place. The Nutcracker and Rooms of Blooms displays are among my favorites.
  • I love it there everything. Is just so beautiful. I would totally visit that place again
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