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 Food Tours at Historic Third Ward
- Aquatic Adventure
- Adventure Sailing on Lake Michigan at Sea Dog Sailing at McKinley Marina
- Skywaukee at Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
- Saturday Dinner Cruise
- De Waart Conducts Brahms at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
- Pizza Factory Tour at Palermo's Pizza
- Summerfest at Summerfest - Henry W. Maier Festival Park
- Bloody Mary Brunch at Historic Third Ward
- The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess at Broadway Theatre Center