Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Milwaukee Art Museum is an essential destination for art and architecture and a vital cultural resource that connects visitors to dynamic art experiences and one another. Housed in iconic buildings by Santiago Calatrava, Eero Saarinen, and David Kahler on a 24-acre lakefront campus, the Museum is Wisconsin’s largest arts institution and home to collections spanning from antiquity to the present. A bold symbol of Milwaukee’s ambition and forward-thinking vision, the Museum is a place for community building, education, and celebration, that fosters creativity and critical discourse for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, visit mam.org.
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  • rxgeorgia
    Dawsonville, Georgia65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed in Cafe but art was gorgeous
    My husband and I spent a nice afternoon at the beautiful Milwaukee Art Museum. Very impressed with collection overall. If you are interested in modern American art I think you would enjoy. However, we were not as impressed with the gift shop and the cafe. Both are quite small with limited choices and were very crowded. We left to get food and drink elsewhere.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Betty
    2,879 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Displays!
    We enjoy the many art displays here. There are paintings, sculptures, furnitures, and historical pieces on display. We stayed until closing time and went outside to view the building's mechanical wing closing.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • CRAIG C
    Utah361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Visit
    This is an unbelievable art museum both inside and out. The wings of the building go out in the morning and come back in when it closes. As for the gallery, it has a great collection of Georgia O’Keefe as well as Sacred Art in Baroque Europe. The gift shop is very small and doesn’t carry any books worth buying. Plus the lowest level was closed, other than that it was very impressive
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 31, 2023
  • tarit1979
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Art Museum
    First of all the building architecture itself is great with the shape of a ship in harbor. Inside there are art pieces dedicated to all kinds of paintings, sculptures and even modern industrial design. It is a very good learning experience and also informative. There is an art studio inside where kids can engage in art and craft and it is quite engaging for them for at least an hour.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 30, 2024
  • Susan T
    Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin599 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful art museums
    One of the most beautifully designed art museums right here along Milwaukee's scenic lakefront. We remembered that the sunburst colors of the Chihuly wasn't in the main lobby. We asked someone who works in the gift store and she told us where to find it (it's near the east entrance). The gift store has some fascinating artsy stuff.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 17, 2024
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Susan T
Mount Pleasant, WI599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
One of the most beautifully designed art museums right here along Milwaukee's scenic lakefront. We remembered that the sunburst colors of the Chihuly wasn't in the main lobby. We asked someone who works in the gift store and she told us where to find it (it's near the east entrance). The gift store has some fascinating artsy stuff.
Written May 17, 2024
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tarit1979
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
First of all the building architecture itself is great with the shape of a ship in harbor. Inside there are art pieces dedicated to all kinds of paintings, sculptures and even modern industrial design. It is a very good learning experience and also informative. There is an art studio inside where kids can engage in art and craft and it is quite engaging for them for at least an hour.
Written March 30, 2024
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Kalvin H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates264 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Milwaukee art museum

Such a beautiful building! Great art inside and outside. Everything is amazing. I would come more often if I lived closer.

Highly recommended
Written February 18, 2024
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joe biden
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It was amazing and all the art was awesome. I wish i could go there again.haiflsfda afubcasucvscbgicgukksbdc. Pd cshdisddsfjhdsbfilldsfdlahdflhfisfsgudcuusfhsifsdufkdsjfshdhdfiluhfilshfisdahnsfhd
Written February 9, 2024
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In50by50
New Berlin, WI622 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great mix of paintings, sculpture and carvings. Obviously a spectacular building. They've moved and downsized the gift shop.
Written February 9, 2024
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CRAIG C
Utah361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This is an unbelievable art museum both inside and out. The wings of the building go out in the morning and come back in when it closes. As for the gallery, it has a great collection of Georgia O’Keefe as well as Sacred Art in Baroque Europe.

The gift shop is very small and doesn’t carry any books worth buying. Plus the lowest level was closed, other than that it was very impressive
Written August 31, 2023
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MC ROD
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo

Beautiful Structure! A must see and visit when in Milwaukee.
Very relaxing! Right by the waters of Lake Michigan. There is sitting by the lake to sit for a moment, have a conversation, etc.
Written August 23, 2023
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Betty
2,879 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We enjoy the many art displays here. There are paintings, sculptures, furnitures, and historical pieces on display. We stayed until closing time and went outside to view the building's mechanical wing closing.
Written July 22, 2023
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Amber D
Grand Rapids, MI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Beautiful building on the outside and so much art on the inside. This place is huge. We moved at a good pace and still spent 2 hours in there.
Written July 8, 2023
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Mago25
Brooklyn, NY47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The MOC is a must see if you are visiting Milwaukee. The location is nice and the view over the lake is beautiful.
The architecture of the buildings is magnificent.
Written July 8, 2023
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