Milwaukee Art Museum

Art Museums

Charles Allis Art Museum

1801 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee; Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish 1911 home of Charles and Sarah Allis contains an art collection that includes 19th century French and American paintings, classic antiquities, Renaissance bronzes, Asian ceramics and decorative arts. Tours, private events, special exhibits. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 10-5. Telephone: (414) 278-8295;

Grohmann Museum

1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee; Home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work, the museum includes more than 1,700 paintings, sculptures and works on paper from 1580 to the present. Telephone: (414) 277-2300;

Haggerty Museum of Art

1234 W. Tory Hill St., Milwaukee; Located on the Marquette University campus, the museum features two floors and a permanent, expansive collection that includes but is not limited to European and American contemporary art, Old Master paintings and photography. Hosts online exhibitions, experiences and events. Community education offerings.
Open Daily 10-4:30; closed holidays. Free admission to specified groups; $5 suggested admission to others. Telephone: (414) 288-1669;

Lynden Sculpture Garden

2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee; Offers an experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental outdoor sculptures on 40 acres of park, lake and woodland plus special exhibitions, self-guided and docent-led tours. Free admission. Hours: Daily 10-5; closed Thursdays. Telephone: (414) 446-8794;

Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee; Part of a 340,000-square-foot complex that includes MAM, the War Memorial Center, The Kahler Building and the Quadracci Pavilion, created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The museum’s holdings include more than 32,000 works spanning antiquity to the present day, with strengths in 19th and 20th century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. Offering virtual tours and online art experiences and educational programs. Telephone: (414) 224-3200;

Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA)

205 Veterans Ave., West Bend; Celebrates the diversity of Wisconsin artists by collecting, exhibiting and promoting their art. Permanent collections and installations plus special exhibitions. Programs include artist and curator talks, adult studio classes, Art+Wellness Series, Spark!—Connecting Art to Memory program, drop-in activities, camps and workshops. Special events like Art & Chalk Fest, Bloomin' floral exhibit and Teen Art Exhibition. Tours, including private and youth tours. Wednesday-Sunday 9:30-4. Telephone: (262) 334-9638;

Racine Art Museum (RAM)

441 Main St., Racine; Award-winning architecture on the shores of Lake Michigan houses North America’s largest contemporary craft collection with close to 10,000 works from nationally and internationally recognized artists in a variety of media. Studio art classes, workshops and free online art resources. SPARK! Memory Loss Engagement Program.
Free interactive events and free admission on first Fridays. Open Wednesday-
Saturday Noon-4. Telephone: (262) 638-8300;

RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts

2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine; Highlights exhibitions of important regional and local artists. One of the largest studio art programs of any Wisconsin museum. Free admission. Open Wednesday-Saturday Noon-4. Telephone: (262) 636-9177;

UWM Peck School of the Arts Galleries

2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee; Four adjoining exhibition spaces rotate exhibits of contemporary architecture, film, painting, performance, photography and sculpture from September through May. Hours: Vary by gallery, specific exhibits or by appointment only; see website or contact individual gallery. Admission is free. Telephone: (414) 229-6310;

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee; Overlooking Lake Michigan in a 1923 Italian Renaissance-style villa, the museum features fine and decorative arts from the 15th through 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, a formal garden, and changing exhibits. Telephone: (414) 271-3656;

The Warehouse Art Museum (WAM)

1635 W. St. Paul Ave., Ground Floor, Guardian Fine Arts Services Building, Milwaukee;  Private art museum dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and study of modern and contemporary art. Opened in 2018 in a historic, five-story concrete and brick warehouse in the Menomonee River Valley, the museum’s permanent collection of more than 7,000 works is international in scope. Dominant themes include figurative works, self-portraits, photography, monotypes, contemporary studio craft, and modern and contemporary Japanese art. Gallery exhibitions with guest curators, artist talks, speakers, guided tours. Regular collaborations with dance, film, music and theater presenters. WAM’s Plumb Press also maintains an active publication and video presence. Telephone: (414) 252-0677;