Milwaukee Art Museum



(414) 224-3200


700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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With a history dating back to 1888, the Museum houses a collection with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art.


Established in 1888.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s far-reaching holdings include more than 30,000 works anning antiquity to the present day. The Museum campus ans three buildings, including the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center designed by Eero Saarinen and the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, named by Time magazine as “Best Design of 2001.” For more information, please visit

Open Hours

Mon. Closed
Tue. 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Wed. 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Thu. 10:00 Am – 8:00 Pm
Fri. 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Sat. 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Sun. 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm

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Milwaukee Art Museum – The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. | | 30,000 works of art. 400,000+ visitors a year. 125 years of
This place makes me want to go to more Art Museums! Even though the exhibits were closed when I visited I was able to sit in on a lecture by the Chief Curator Brady Roberts about Global Contemporary Art.

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The Milwaukee Art Museum includes over 30,000 works of art from antiquity to present day. Follow the Museum or tweet questions and comments to @milwaukeeart. Milwaukee, WI
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    Jeanne R.

    Beverly Hills, CA

    Rate 4.0 of 5.0 stars

    while i love the new addition a commonly asked question is wheres the art.It seems m r calatravas spectacular is much a rental hall for special events В  yikes

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    Mark C.

    Los Angeles, CA

    Rate 4.0 of 5.0 stars

    I was on a business trip to Milwaukee and had a few hours before my next meeting. My hotel had suggested this museum as a must see if that was of intertest. I have to say that I have been to quite a few museums and this was one was great. They had some works by Bauhaus ceramicist Grete Marks, and excellent photography exibit that was ending but I was told their will be a small montage that will stay permanently. They have some interactive В opportunities for children as well.

    Overall I give this museum 4 stars. It is so interesting to the mind and heart to spend a few minutes at various museums in different cities. It just gives me a sense of time and how important it is to keep these small treasures for future generations.

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    Jerry R.

    Milwaukee, WI

    Rate 4.0 of 5.0 stars

    This is one of the finest Museums in the Midwest, especially the design of the building.

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    Marianne D.

    Milwaukee, WI

    Rate 4.0 of 5.0 stars

    I never get to just enjoy myself with a day just for me. I decided to FINALLY check out the museum and I am sad it took me so long to get there. It is gorgeous inside! The art is so beautiful and the environment is so relaxing. I WILL be making another trip VERY soon!

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    Gino I.

    Pasadena, CA

    Rate 5.0 of 5.0 stars

    Beautiful building designed by the world renowned Santiago Calatrava. В If you don’t know this famous Spanish architect yet, shame on you! В Google his works, which number many of the notable European architectural landmarks from recent years. В The museum carries a nautical theme and resembles a majestic white sailboat from the future. В It’s juxtaposed perfectly on the shores of Lake Michigan and you may notice how the building can actually “open it’s sails”. В The museum itself hosts many beautiful temporary and permanent displays. From every major period, classical to modern, you will find almost every major artist here. В The American artists are particularly well represented, and Georgia O’Keefe fans will be very happy with her collection here. В I am particularly fond of the Chiluly blown glass art, but not sure if it’s still there at the moment. В Regardless, this is one of the more aesthetically pleasing and inspiring places to visit in Milwaukee and sure to impress whomever you bring here! В Make sure you visit and maybe spend the rest of your day around the lake or downtown as well. В Enjoy!

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    Gary S.

    Bonita, CA

    Rate 5.0 of 5.0 stars

    This is a very Inspirational Place.
    Gary R. Siebers
    San Diego

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    Adam W.

    East Town, Milwaukee, WI

    Rate 5.0 of 5.0 stars

    This is a “must see” for sure on your list to Milwaukee. Love it here.

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    Lyndsey B.

    Green Bay, WI

    Rate 5.0 of 5.0 stars

    I had to visit Milwaukee for work, and we had a free day so I decided to tour the museum. В It was beautiful starting from the exterior. В The architecture is fabulous and eye catching. В Inside, there is such a wide range of artwork to satisfy everyone’s interests! В The employees were very friendly and knowledgeable. В Will definitely return if I am back in the area!

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    Ann E.

    Green Bay, WI

    Rate 5.0 of 5.0 stars

    If you are a Milw. resident you need to go on Monday’s its FREE. В Great place to take kids of all ages. В Be sure to check when the “kid” art room is open, usually on weekends. В Kids get a chance to be artists while enjoying some of the art as well. В I took my 5 year old, and 3 – 12 year old girls and we all had a great afternoon. В We packed a lunch and ate outside by the water then went inside and enjoyed the art that THEY were interested in, I let them guide the way so as to not frustrate them. В Then we did some hands on art activities, all in all a great way to spend an afternoon in Milwaukee! В Great place for photos too, we took our High School graduate there and took pictures with her cap and gown on, SUPER COOL!

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