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 Beer Week at Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21
- Milwaukee City Tour at Milwaukee City Hall
- Lakefront Brewery Tours at Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
- Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour
- Pizza Making Lesson with Chef Arturo and Pizza Factory Tour at Palermo's Pizza
- Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
- Gallery Night and Day at Historic Third Ward
- Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life at Milwaukee Public Museum
- Spring Break Fun at Betty Brinn Children's Museum
- Historic Third Ward Walking Food Tour at Historic Third Ward