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Milwaukee Art Museum

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Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing such artists as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol.
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700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4098
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before traveling to Milwaukee for a trip with friends i had never heard much about this museum. What a shock and surprise! As an artist i have traveled to some of the finest museums around the world and we were absolutely amazed at the modern...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 195wallyp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this museum. The building itself is fantastic, and the location on the lake spectacular. Every exhibit I've ever seen there has been good and the size of the museum makes it easy to handle - no exhibit is so large as to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan T
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The modern art is beautiful of course but the standout is the building and the movable sculpture which closes up at night or under Highwinds and opens up in the morning. Note it also opens up at noon for visitors in the middle of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobPhibbs
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just visited and spent 2.5 hours here which was not enough to get through everything! There were a lot of great exhibits and variety of artwork. It was $38 for 2 adults and about $7 for parking. You could easily spend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

The building is outstanding. I thought it would be cheesy, but it was not. We walked all the way around the museum and were impressed. The inside is great too. They have a wonderful collection. My favorite was the folk art. They had some incredible,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent and varied art collections, and free of charge! Be sure to time your visit to see the "wings" fold and unfold at noon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CentralTXFoodLover
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Very nice collection of art on a lovely site by the lake. I have included a few pictures just to show the variety. If your looking for an event space it has a lovey option. I do recommend wearing comfy shoes and try to find...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dcaismurphysdad
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Make sure to enter through the front entrance to get the best experience! When you enter, you'll see the beauty of the architecture from the inside as well as a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. The space is incredibly airy and open. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank padeedle
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I love this art museum, and I've been to most all of them in the U.S.and Europe. Great depth to their collection. Especially strong in German Expressionism. And I always go stand in from of the two large Diebenkorns for 15 minutes in awe. (Try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Svensota
Reviewed 25 October 2018

I love the person who was our travel guide for my little kindergartners. She was well knowledge in art and knew out to actively engage my students. My students enjoyed her presence and had a grand time with our tour guide. Thank you for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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16 October 2018|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Definitely outside. Try to find a position on the bridge that's back far enough to see the full spectacle.
16 October 2018|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest outside. There are many vantage points. Across the street in the parking garage. At the restaurant nearby (Harbor House).
Sue J
13 September 2018|
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Response from MaryB R | Reviewed this property |
If you don't mind a very pleasant Milwaukee walk, you wouldn't have to. However, it is an option. Sorry for the delay in responding. I just saw your question now.