Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art stands as one of the state’s most important centers for the visual arts. It houses an extensive collection of late 19th century and early 20th century paintings and drawings. The museum holds a number of exhibitions annually and features the largest collection of Wisconsin art ever assembled.

The collection includes the works of panorama painters, social realists, wildlife artists and self-taught artists. The museum also holds the largest collection of works by Milwaukee-born, Munich-trained painter Carl Von Marr. Discover this treasure trove of Wisconsin art.

More West Bend Museums

Old Courthouse Museum

Explore one of the Midwest’s finest local history museums. The Old Courthouse Museum is home to the Washington County Historical Society. The building dates to 1889 and is an important example of Romanesque revival architecture. The museum’s exhibits cover the history of the West Bend area from the Ice Age to modern times. Learn more about this interesting museum.

Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail

Get a glimpse into the life of a sheriff in the 1800s. The Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail is one of the last sheriff’s residences remaining in America. Tours of the jailhouse begin at the Old Courthouse Museum. Learn more about the Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail.

 

St. Agnes Historic Convent & School

This fieldstone building was once home to the Sisters of St. Agnes, a convent founded in 1860. The convent ran one of the first schools in the area. This historic site was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Find out more about this beautiful building.