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Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 USA

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“Source of inspiration and education”

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is located on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Beginning around 1872, multiple organizations were founded in order to bring an art gallery to Milwaukee, as the city was still a growing port town with little or no facilities to hold major art exhibitions. Over the span of at least nine years, all attempts to build a major art gallery had failed. In 1881, exhibitions were held at Milwaukee's Exposition Hall, which was Milwaukee's primary event venue at the time. Shortly after that year, Alexander Mitchell donated all of her collection into constructing Milwaukee's first permanent art gallery in the city's history.

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Natalie Akers

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February 11, 2016
Rated 4.0

The most appropriate reaction for an out-of-towner...what!?? This architectural feat is worth the walk by. The building was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and it's a true statement. It's also right on the water for some amazing lobby photo ops if you don't have time for the real gallery space.

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April 08, 2015
Rated 4.0

Lovely views of Lake Michigan combined with wonderful architecture. The permanent collection is quite good and they have special showcases that last a few weeks at a time that are also very well done.

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Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
53202 USA

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