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Project Overview

The Milwaukee Art Museum is building its future and has embarked on a year of transformation. We are developing fresh and inspiring ways for visitors to experience the Museum and its world-class Collection, as we undergo a significant renovation. Updated gallery spaces, forward-looking perspectives, user-friendly technologies, and thoughtful design are at the heart of this ambitious project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2015.

Visitors Will Be Greeted with Many Improvements:

  • New lakeside entrance, with direct access to parking
  • Reinstalled Collection Galleries that are brighter and easier to navigate
  • 20,000 square feet of additional gallery space, including dedicated photography and new media galleries
  • More areas to rest
  • Bathrooms on every floor
  • New lakeside coffee shop, offering a place to refresh and socialize in the Collection Galleries

Come Visit Us! The Museum Is As Alive and Vibrant As Ever

While repairs and renovations are being made to the Saarinen and Kahler buildings and the Museum’s Collection Galleries are off view, the Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion remains open and active, with feature exhibitions, family activities, and special programs.

We look forward to seeing you often. Plan your visit today!


The renovation has begun and is scheduled for completion in late 2015. Bookmark behind the scenes and check back often for photos, videos, and updates on the project. You can also follow us on social media and of course, subscribe to eNews.


The Milwaukee Art Museum is extremely grateful for the public support and private contributions to the Plan for the Future Campaign that continue to make the renovation possible. The project is funded in part by $10 million from Milwaukee County, allocated to repair the Saarinen and Kahler buildings, which they own. The remainder is being raised by the Museum. We need your continued support to reach our fundraising goals and to help the Museum thrive for the next 125 years!

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Project Team

The Milwaukee-based architecture firm HGA is the architect of record for the renovations. Hunzinger Construction Company is leading the construction efforts. The project manager is Chamberlin Group.