Desirable Travel Destination – Milwaukee Museum of Art Tours

The Milwaukee Museum of Art, better known by its acronym MAM, was designed by three legendary architects – Eero Saarinen, David Kahler and Santiago Calatrava and. Built in the 1950′s, the museum is regarded as an architectural landmark and has received praises for its modern architecture.

Located On Lake Michigan and spread over 7 acres, the museum comprises 3 buildings and boasts of a collection of over 20,000 works of art. With its aim of being a premier educational resource, the museum caters to the mass through its various educational programs and an array of other such activities.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and remains closed on Monday. However, the museum have extended hours on Thursdays and remain open till 8 in the evening. Admission to the museum will cost $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and active military personnel. When accompanied by an adult, children below 12 years of age will get free admission. Admission to the museum is absolutely free on the first Thursday of every month; however, the same is not applicable when you are visiting in a group.

The museum houses over 20,000 works of art, and attracts over 3 million visitors every year. The collection at the museum features – 15th to 20th century European paintings,17th to 20th century American paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, folk art and self-taught paintings. Moreover it also houses some the nation’s best decorative art works. Other than its art collection, the museum is also home of the famous ‘Quadracci Pavilion’. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the pavilion is a symbol of magnificent architecture and has received a great recognition worldwide.

Thus, if you are in Milwaukee or planning to visit Milwaukee, it’s highly recommended that you visit the museum; and you can be sure to get mesmerized by its amazing architecture and huge collection of art works.

Milwaukee travel guide to the Milwaukee Art Museum includes exhibitions, collection and more for making the most of your visit.

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