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John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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Address: 608 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081-4507
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+1 920-458-6144
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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The exhibits change, so you never know if you will like the offerings, but I appreciate that this center strives to be upbeat and modern. Sheboygan is lucky to have this arts... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The exhibits change, so you never know if you will like the offerings, but I appreciate that this center strives to be upbeat and modern. Sheboygan is lucky to have this arts center in their city.

Thank JEP_10
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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149 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

You have to like modern art to like this museum. I found the displays hard to interpret and a little scary at times.

Thank Steve T
Sussex, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It's not often that you visit a public place and told the bathrooms are a must-see. But in this case, that's what stands out about this arts center. The décor in both the men's and women's bathroom are something truly unique. Overall, we found the staff to be very friendly and most of the art exhibits eye-appealing.

Thank dbutler385
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112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I would not have gone there if not for the famously decorated bathrooms. It is a must see and take a ton of pictures. I think the men's is better than the women's but both are great. The museum is free which is good since it only took about 10 minutes to see the whole thing. As I said go... More 

Thank andrea c
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Delightful, always changing. never seems to be crowded. Friendly staff, nice historic building and grounds.

Thank lovedeutschland
Boise, Idaho
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160 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Don't forget to check out all of the bathrooms - they are truly amazing. The museum was very spacious and had a wide variety of interesting items. Check out the section that was the original Kohler house. Wish they would have kept the home in the original state but you can still see some of the details. Also take the... More 

Thank Boisenb
Madison, WI
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

For a free museum with rotating exhibits, this is really excellent. We hit exhibits on road trips in Wisconsin which was great fun. There were also some on supernatural and nature some of which we found a bit creepy (art constructed of large insects) but there was lots of variety. Words will not describe the bathrooms. It is the KOHLER... More 

Thank bus_visitor
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

When my wife and I visited, in late May, there was an exhibition of Wisconsin artists. I am unsure how many of the pieces are permanently displayed. Since most all of the art on display was by Wisconsin artists, I don't know if they have any pieces by more well-known artists in storage. The art showcased mainly consisted of a... More 

Thank MapMakinMan
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A great place to visit with interesting Art and Performances.Festive Fridays and the summer music are some of my favorites along with the Mid-summer Festival of the Arts.

Thank r0bert1949
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Well worth a trip to the Arts center. We highly recommend. I'd say allow about 90-120 minutes but feel free to take your time.

Thank RonM2477

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