The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.
30,000 works of art. 350,000+ visitors a year. 125 years of collecting art. From its roots in Milwaukee’s first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state.
The 341,000-square-foot Museum includes the War Memorial Center (1957) designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, the Kahler Building (1975) by David Kahler, and the Quadracci Pavilion (2001) created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
Central to the Museum’s mission is its role as a premier educational resource, with educational programs that are among the largest in the nation, involving classes, tours, and a full calendar of events for all ages.
- Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival at The Shops of Grand Avenue
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra at BMO Harris Bradley Center
- The Spirit of Christmas Past at Old World Wisconsin at Old World Wisconsin
- Christmas Lights & Delights Desserts Tour at Milwaukee City Hall
- Breakfast with Santa at The Pfister Hotel
- LES MISÉRABLES at Skylight Music Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center
- Milwaukee's Pizza Tour at Miller Park
- A Christmas Carol at Pabst Theater
- It's a Wonderful Life at Sunset Playhouse, Inc.
- The Iron Horse Hotel New Year's Eve Party