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Grohmann Museum

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Address: 1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3110
Phone Number: +1 414-277-2300
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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This museum is close to Brewers Hill neighborhood. The sculptures on the roof are huge and intriguing, which is worth the trip itself. Very much worth a trip to view such a vast... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
Sonya S
Clive, Iowa, United States

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Clive, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This museum is close to Brewers Hill neighborhood. The sculptures on the roof are huge and intriguing, which is worth the trip itself. Very much worth a trip to view such a vast collection of art about the history of work in Europe and America. A beautiful collection.

1 Thank Sonya S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great museum not to be missed. The first two floors have paintings and sculptures, but the rooftop sculpture garden was the highlight for us. I'd go when it's a sunny day so you can spend as much time outside seeing the sculptures and surrounding city buildings (City Hall) of Milwaukee. The rooftop is beautifully landscaped and the sculptures are impressive... More 

2 Thank rkrk2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We forget what hard and dangerous jobs our forefathers had to do to build everything from buildings to ships and locomotives. Peasants working hard in fields, butchers and tradesmen. A celebration of those who put their blood, sweat and tears to survive and progress.

Thank marlene863
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a wonderful small museum that has as its theme paintings and sculptures dealing with different work areas It is a museum where one can take their time to view the art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This small museum is a real gem just off the river walk. We happened upon it and were very happily surprised at how much we liked it. The themed floors were well presented and loved the outdoor sculpture garden on the roof.

Thank Diedre C
Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

My artsy cousin loves showing off Milwaukee to visitors. OH BOY another museum! Well, start on the roof, work (pun intended) your way down, and enjoy the bizarre art. Most of the images depict men at work (no, not the band), the environs of their work, and results of their work. Enough art to impress a girl friend, enough engineering... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Very interesting collection of artwork depicting industrial activity. Don't think I have ever seen such a unique collection.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

On the Campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Grohmann Museum is a unique collection of art depicting people at work in many occupations through the centuries. Three floors of paintings and sculptures depict various trades from the 16th century through today. A rooftop sculpture garden features larger-than-lifesize statues of miners, foundrymen and other workers, scaled up from smaller... More 

Thank jwandga
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I've been to plenty of museums that focus on one particular style of art, but I can't say I've ever been in one like the Grohmann Museum where the focus is on one subject: work. Most of the art is done in the realism style, with the odd exception of one modern art painting on the first floor. The sculptures... More 

Thank MapMakinMan
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I lived in Milwaukee for 10 years and was a member of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) which is wonderful. The Grohmann is not far away but lessor known. It is a must see jewel of for art lovers. It has paintings and sculptures relating to work and industry. I was totally surprised at the quality and size of the... More 

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