The Milwaukee Art Museum’s building is perhaps, the most recognizable skyline in the city of Milwaukee. I have a friend who’s a big fan of this museum, so when my husband and I decided to take a quick weekend getaway to Milwaukee, we decided to visit this attraction.
From afar, the Milwaukee Art Museum looks like a giant yacht with metal birdlike wings. It was very impressive and unique, like a giant ship waiting for its next sail. The building itself is quite an attraction, as it sits facing the beautiful Lake Michigan.
The museum houses thousands of art collections, from classic, to modern and contemporary; some really cool and interesting pieces, while some you’d wonder why they were on display.
This museum is also big! Just when we thought we were done seeing the exhibits on one floor, another wing opens to a whole new exhibit. As my husband would say, “It’s like the Tardis, bigger on the inside!”
When we visited, they had a special exhibit on American artist Thomas Hart Benton, whose vibrant paintings captured the essence of Hollywood cinematic life. I think his works were fascinating. Sadly, we were not allowed to take photos inside the exhibit area, but you can get a sneak peek on the museum’s website.
Entrance to the museum is $17 per adult, which is not bad, as the fee to get into The Art Institute of Chicago starts at $29. It’s a great place to take the kids and get them to appreciate the different art forms. It’s worth a trip up north for a visit.