Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202


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Originating in 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection includes 30,000 works from antiquity to the present, encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, video art and installations, and textiles. The Museum’s collections of American decorative arts, German Expressionist prints and paintings, folk and Haitian art, and American art after 1960 are highly regarded.

The 341,000-square-foot Museum includes the War Memorial Center (1957) designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, the Kahler Building (1975) by David Kahler, and the Quadracci Pavilion (2001) created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. A recent renovation added gallery space which allowed more works to be brought out of storage, increasing the permanent display to 2,500 pieces.  

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Sara Cwynar: Image Model Muse

    Mar 8 2019 - Jul 21 2019

    3 films explore how the emotional impacts of color, design, and popular imagery

  • James Nares: Moves

    Jun 14 2019 - Oct 6 2019

    Celebrate the key projects of this prolific, perpetual inventor

  • Charles Radtke

    Apr 19 2019 - Aug 25 2019

    Explorations in furniture design and creation relate to contemporary sculpture