Museum of Wisconsin Art West Bend Wisconsin

Discover the wonderful Museum of Wisconsin Art

Published 03/02/21

Marvel at the largest collection of Wisconsin art ever assembled when you visit the Museum of Wisconsin Art in downtown West Bend. The museum has reopened with new safety protocols in place, so it’s the perfect time to visit and discover works from some of the state’s best artists.

Where is the Museum of Wisconsin Art located?

The Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., sits on the banks of the Milwaukee River just south of Washington Street in downtown West Bend.

When is the museum open?

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 9:30-10:30am daily for high-risk members and 10:30am to 4pm for the general public. The museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. See seasonal hours here.

What safety precautions has the museum taken for COVID-19?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum of Wisconsin Art has enacted new protocols and procedures to help reduce the spread of the virus, including requiring face coverings, opening early for seniors (60+) and other vulnerable members and more. Review the museum’s protocols here.

How much is admission?

Entrance fees for the museum act as patrons’ subscription for a year-long membership, meaning visitors can return for unlimited trips in that time. There are several membership tiers, with Basic One (one person) being the least expensive at $15. Basic Two memberships are $25 for two adults, and families can take advantage of the Basic Three+ membership level for $50, which offers unlimited access for up to four adults and any number of children.

See membership levels and details on benefits here.

What’s on display at the museum?

The Museum of Wisconsin Art is home to an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and drawings, and it houses the largest collection of Wisconsin art ever assembled. The museum hosts a number of permanent and seasonal exhibitions every year.

Current exhibitions include:

Learn more about the museum’s exhibitions here.

What else is does the museum offer?

Museum members also have access to more than 175 free programs throughout the year, including Studio Saturdays, artist talks and curator talks, virtual learning opportunities and more.

If you can’t make it to the museum, you can also take a virtual tour here.

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