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Grohmann Museum

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Address: 1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3110
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+1 414-277-2300
13:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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An Unexpected Surprise

This is a museum centered on the history of major manufacturing processes and manual work and includes art exibits and sculptures of mining, iron and steel manufacturing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a museum centered on the history of major manufacturing processes and manual work and includes art exibits and sculptures of mining, iron and steel manufacturing, quarrying, farming, and other more contemporary processes. The exibits and art work are outstanding and informative and give a facinating insight into the history of its subjects. It includes links to your smartphone... More 

Thank Chip13666
Perrysburg, Ohio
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped by here after being amazed and overwhelmed by the collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum, having low expectations for the Grohmann. Our experience was amazing. First off, the facilities are great. The staff were friendly, several sets of clean bathrooms on each floor, a nice giftshop, and well laid out floors. The art was very nice and the... More 

Thank Mike Z
Anthem, Arizona
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18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The collected art, paintings, and sculpture of this wonderful museum is a must see! Situated within the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering in downtown Milwaukee; the Dr. Eckhart Grohmann collection is unique and exceptional. Housing one of the world's best collections of the paintings of Carl Spitzweg, and featuring a magnificent roof-top sculpture garden, the main galleries are... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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181 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Part of the MSOE campus, this museum is packed with interesting objects and works of art. Not your typical stuffy museum atmosphere but geared more toward the beginner or novice museum patron. A unique part of this museum are the rotating statutes along the edge of the roof line that symbolizes various occupations that MSOE (The Milwaukee School of Engineering)... More 

Thank Richard C
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139 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Great art works of the industrial age with a distinctly Teutonic slant. Most of the works shown are the artistry of Europeans, with a large number of German. Plan on taking 1 to 3 hours to take in all of the exhibits

Thank SkiKingMKE
Muskego, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I'm not a big museum fan. Lots of obscure pictures with any consistent theme. This museum is not like that. Focused on work and what people do with pictures of so many jobs--from ironworker to beekeeper. Sculptures and paintings (mainly paintings). 3 50-something guys had a great time here.

Thank JRVoo
Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Unfortunately, we attended during the time when there wasn't a major exhibit but enjoyed going anyway.

Thank Plantchamp
Racine, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is my second trip to Grohmann. It lives fully up to it's description as a museum for Labor Art, with it's collection almost entirely of paintings of people in the process of performing their profession, with an emphasis on pre-20th century blue collar works. The artists, like their subjects, are mostly obscure names. which is appropriate because their identity... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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202 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is unlikely you will recognize 99% of the artists, mostly European. The art here depicts people in the past 500 years at work. You can actually watch jobs as they evolved over time. Much of the technical skills are not up to your A level artists. What this museum has done is really laid out the art in an... More 

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

In an age before cameras these artists captured the everyday tasks of workman doing their jobs. The work wasn't flashy, it was hard and dirty and dangerous but had to be done by people, not machines. This art was in a private collection but ran out of room so Mr Grohmann built this building. There are three floors of pictures... More 

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