Milwaukee Art Museum

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Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum is the largest art museum in Wisconsin and one of the largest museums in the United States. It was established in 1888 as Milwaukee's first art gallery and has since grown in size and influence, hosting over 400,000 visitors annually. The 341,000-square-foot museum is made up of three buildings, each designed by a different architect: War Memorial Center (Eero Saarinen), Quadracci Pavilion (Santiago Calatrava), and Cudahy Gardens (Dan Kiley).

Floors of Art

The museum has four floors of artwork with forty galleries rotated on a regular basis. It hosts pieces from the period of antiquity up until the present age. There is a wide range of mediums presented throughout the galleries, such as sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, and more. Overall, the museum's total collection shows a wider picture of what humanity is capable of in the realm of art.


The Milwaukee Art Museum also features quarterly-changing exhibits, such as Charles Radtke: Contained and Nares: Moves, both of which are currently on view. Beyond the galleries and exhibits, there are also art classes, yoga instruction, facility tours, cafes, lectures, films, and other events.

Must-See for Art-Lovers

No visit to Milwaukee is complete without a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum. For the avid art-lover, this museum is a must-see. From its unique architectural design to its gallery of over 30,000 works, it is not an experience to be underestimated. With some of the biggest names in art in its collection, such as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claude Monet, and Andy Warhol, you'll want to come back time and time again to see the masterpieces.

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