Perched on the scenic shore of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) draws visitors from around the world looking to experience its extensive art collection, rotating exhibitions, and architecture.
With three changing exhibition spaces and thousands of works on view spanning antiquity to contemporary art, MAM acts as an icon for Milwaukee’s thriving, diverse arts scene, and its “wing-topped” Santiago Calatrava — the designed addition serves as the icon for the arts and the city.
Recognized for its holdings in American decorative arts, German Expressionism, self-taught and Haitian art, the institution has also become well-known for its support of emerging contemporary artists. The Museum hosted the first solo exhibitions for a number of important artists, including Abstract Expressionist Cy Twombly and Conceptual artist Rashid Johnson. This summer, the museum has on view the first solo museum exhibitions for contemporary artist Sara Cwynar, furniture maker Charles Radtke, and contemporary artist and filmmaker James Nares.
While the art in the museum is world-class, its hospitality is distinctly Midwestern, with an art studio for families to make their own art in the heart of the galleries, regular lectures and social programs, as well as a wine bar overlooking the lake.
A full schedule is available at mam.org.