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Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

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With over 40 galleries, Milwaukee Art Museum displays the work of artists ranging from self-taught folk geniuses to Pablo Picasso. Being itself an architectural landmark, famous for its moveable sunscreen in the shape of wings, that folds and unfolds twice daily, the museum has become an icon for Milwaukee. Apart from paintings, photographs, and video art, among many collections, you'll see Baroque and Renaissance furniture, tableware, and metalwork, as well as the best collection of German Renaissance clocks outside of Germany. The museum has some of the United States' finest collections of American decorative arts, Haitian art, and more. If you get hungry, take a peek at the menu in cafe Calatrava, with entrees inspired by the exhibition currently taking place. Arrange your visit to Milwaukee Art Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Milwaukee using our Milwaukee trip itinerary maker site.
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  • Took grown children and our grand kids. There was something for ALL to see. Right on Lake Michigan, great views and many fine exhibits 
    Took grown children and our grand kids. There was something for ALL to see. Right on Lake Michigan, great views and many fine exhibits  more »
  • Our family drove up to Milwaukee for a vacation! Everyone in the family picked what they wanted to see! I wanted to see the wings open and close! After going there at 10:00 and 5:00…I never saw... 
    Our family drove up to Milwaukee for a vacation! Everyone in the family picked what they wanted to see! I wanted to see the wings open and close! After going there at 10:00 and 5:00…I never saw...  more »
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  • I t was quite a while ago I was able to spend some time and check out this beautiful one of a kind structure! While visiting for work. The wings open at around 10am with the museum, and flap at noontime, then close when the museum closes. Worth seeing! In side the museum there is lots of space with views of the lake and lots of nice art. It is also located just steps away on the shores of Lake Michigan and can walk right in front of the lake and the museum while walking along the path
  • This is an absolutely beautiful museum. It offers something for everyone whether your particular favorite art expression is Impressionism, Modern, Renaissance, Folk, and much more. We spent close to three hours and did not see it all. If you are in the Milwaukee area I highly recommend a visit to this museum. You won’t be disappointed! We arrived about 10:30 and the underground parking garage was mostly empty. We paid $10 for the time we were there. There is also a garage across the street.

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