Milwaukee’s Best: The Art Museum

My daughter and I loved our brief trip to Milwaukee, and we both chose one spot as our favorite stop on the trip: the Milwaukee Art Museum.


The wings take 4 minutes to open and another 4 minutes to close.

I like art museums, but rarely stop in them unless I have oodles of time, which I didn’t in Milwaukee. But I’d heard that the “wings” on the outside of the building open and close with the building’s opening & closing, and that the whole display is done at noon. In essence, the building is a work of art. I wanted to see that, so we decided to pop in and see the art inside, too.


Isn’t this entrance way gorgeous?

We were just in time for the free (with admission) hour-long tours offered by volunteer docents. Ours was an older gentleman who I feared would talk laboriously about dates and time periods. What an awful thing to assume! Instead, he made every exhibit fascinating and showed us details about the works that we would have missed on our own.


Take my advice: find this man and take his tour! It’s fascinating! These pieces of rock are from the White Cliffs of Dover.

I’m not going to tell the stories of these pieces of art. You should go and hear about those yourself. Instead, I’ll share some of the many, many, many pieces of work that we admired until we ran out of time.

Sadly, I bid adieu to Milwaukee with this post. But there’s more to see there. I’d like to thank VisitMKE for putting together such a fantastic itinerary!  I’ll definitely be back!


Do you have a favorite art museum?

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