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John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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Address: 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0489
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+1 920-458-6144
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Bathrooms are the Best Part!

Don't forget to check out all of the bathrooms - they are truly amazing. The museum was very spacious and had a wide variety of interesting items. Check out the section that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Don't forget to check out all of the bathrooms - they are truly amazing. The museum was very spacious and had a wide variety of interesting items. Check out the section that was the original Kohler house. Wish they would have kept the home in the original state but you can still see some of the details. Also take the... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

For a free museum with rotating exhibits, this is really excellent. We hit exhibits on road trips in Wisconsin which was great fun. There were also some on supernatural and nature some of which we found a bit creepy (art constructed of large insects) but there was lots of variety. Words will not describe the bathrooms. It is the KOHLER... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

When my wife and I visited, in late May, there was an exhibition of Wisconsin artists. I am unsure how many of the pieces are permanently displayed. Since most all of the art on display was by Wisconsin artists, I don't know if they have any pieces by more well-known artists in storage. The art showcased mainly consisted of a... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A great place to visit with interesting Art and Performances.Festive Fridays and the summer music are some of my favorites along with the Mid-summer Festival of the Arts.

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Well worth a trip to the Arts center. We highly recommend. I'd say allow about 90-120 minutes but feel free to take your time.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

2nd time I have been there...this is an art gallery/center that can compete with the best in the country. Considering it is in a small town is more amazing. Supported by the Kohler family it is as good as it gets. Beautiful building with great staff. Nice gift shop. They even have a class room for visitor's children with tons... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Such a beautiful building and absolutely beautiful exhibits. It was laid out very well. Current exhibits include a science theme, 1930s portraits, preschoolers art, self portraits, and "living rooms" in the rooms of the historic house. Free (suggested donation $6 adults, $2 kids).

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Cutting-edge traveling exhibits, a permanent folk art collection that is second to none, and (naturally) ceramic art. Often witty. Dependably wonderful local art. An excellent gift shop. And performances! A cultural gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

The exhibits here are unique and perhaps not for everyone. They are eclectic and fairly contemporary. I'd recommend going to their website to find out if its right for you. They do have the offerings. I've been to several performances and each one was well worth the price of the ticket and the time. They also offer classes and special... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We enjoyed touring the open exhibit areas AND BATHROOMS in this museum as well as the gift shop. There seemed to be several large unoccupied open areas in the building at the time, perhaps they were in between exhibits? We LOVED seeing the bathrooms and walking through the reconstructed rooms of the Kohler home. There is also an outdoor garden... More 

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