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Museum of Wisconsin Art

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Address: 205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, WI 53095-3413
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+1 262-334-9638
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The MWA houses the state's premier collection of Wisconsin art. It is also...

The MWA houses the state's premier collection of Wisconsin art. It is also home to an unrivaled collection by Milwaukee-born Carl von Marr.Exhibiting historic and contemporary Wisconsin Art.

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Beautiful building

The building alone is reason enough to go. But the art work is amazing. You can wander around from gallery to gallery and see some very diverse pieces.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
galante095
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building alone is reason enough to go. But the art work is amazing. You can wander around from gallery to gallery and see some very diverse pieces.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The artwork - the detail - the inviting atmosphere.... It's an amazing experience all the way around. I cannot recommend this place enough - breathtaking.

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never disappointed with membership at this art museum. Some exhibits are the same but some change which make for Interesting displays. The architecture of the building itself is beautiful and brings you in. I always find something to enjoy and leave feeling enriched.

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was able to visit the museum for just $12 and it counts as my membership for the entire year. The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming. I enjoyed walking through the galleries and learning about Wisconsin artists. I'll definitely be back to take part in member events and programs!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The niche of this beautifully designed museum in art with Wisconsin ties. Yes, there are a pair of Frank Lloyd Wright chairs, but there is far more than that. The modern 32,000 square-foot MOWA building has 12,000 square feet of gallery space. The galleries are arranged by period; think pioneer days to contemporary. Also, the vault for pieces not on... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with ladies from work to see the David Lenz exhibit - outstanding! The Musuem is conveniently located to downtown West Bend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The MOWA staff were very helpful and considerate. Our younger children participated in their free art Saturday. The crafts were creative and fun, with different difficulty levels available.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

It is wonderful to have a museum featuring only artists born in Wisconsin or having a connection with Wisconsin. The museum has a permanent collection as well as changing exhibitions (currently three). The Carl von Marr Collection is great and includes two wall-size paintings that were displayed at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Even artwork that is not on display... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The David Lenz exhibit was terrific. It was hard to forget they weren't photographs. I am not a fan of the modern art display but did appreciate the diversity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced - $12 annual membership allows you to come as often as you wish. The building itself is magnificent; displays and exhibitions showcase a wide range of current and past Wisconsin artists. We enjoy their Thursday curator talks. Always something new to see and such a relief from gray winter days.

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