The Milwaukee Art Museum rests along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. Its location adjacent to the Festival Grounds and walking distance to downtown and the Historic 3rd Ward make it both a great destination on its own but also part of a longer day in Milwaukee. The permanent collections include folk art, decorative art and American art after 1960.

The visiting exhibits often include nature, John James Audubon prints for example, and they annually feature the award winning works of Wisconsin young artists in their Scholastic Art Awards exhibit. For more hands on experiences, look at their learn and play offerings and workshops offered to budding artists of all ages.

The Cafe Calatrave offers a locally sourced, changing menu and a fantastic view of Lake Michigan. And the East End Wine Bar serves a variety of beers and wine as well as Stone Creek Coffee, Rare Tea Cellar teas and Rocket Baby Bakery goods, all regional vendors. Join your fellow visitors on Thursday evening (late hours for the Museum) for Happy Hour before touring the galleries.


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