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The Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee skyline as seen aerially from over Lake Michigan looking West. The Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee skyline as seen aerially from over Lake Michigan looking West.

Background video description: Various vignettes showcase how to access the museum from its many entrances and move throughout the galleries. First, following two guests, you enter the main museum space through the underground parking garage elevator. Then, a different guest who rode their bike to the museum exits the Oak Leaf Trail to enter the museum on the East End. Finally, different sets of guests experience the galleries and campus amenities together—viewing and discussing the art on display, playing on the East Lawn, reading a book in reflection spaces, and eating at the Café.

  • Holidays

    The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and closes early, at 3 p.m., on Christmas Eve.

  • Kohl’s Art Studio

    The studio is open Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Monday–Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission

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  • What’s included

    Admission provides access to the collection and exhibition galleries and the Kohl’s Art Studio.

  • Visit with a group

    Find details here about tour options and special admission rates for groups of 10 or more.

Members

Free with membership

Adults $22
Students, seniors (65+), military $17
Kids 12 and under Free
Wisconsin K–12 teachers Free with valid school ID or pay stub

Experience the movement and illumination of the Burke Brise Soleil.

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Various museum guests—a group of friends, a mother pushing a stroller, and an individual patron—approach the museum’s main entrance off Art Museum Drive.
  • Main entrance

    700 N. Art Museum Drive
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Access from the street, the Reiman Bridge, or the underground parking garage.

  • Café entrance

    Enter through the automatic doors off Oak Leaf Trail, when weather permits.
  • East End entrance

    Start your visit at the lakefront entrance on the north side of the campus.
A parent squats down to discuss a contemporary art piece with their child who is seated on the floor of the museum.
  • Explore the Museum’s vast collection

    There’s no rush; take your time in the galleries. Museum staff are here to help with directions, information, or other guidance.

  • Help us keep the art safe for future generations

    Be mindful of your fingers, elbows, rear, and gear. Keep an arm’s length away from the art. Strollers are welcome in the galleries, but wagons must be stored in the coatroom on the Café Level.

  • Store backpacks, larger bags, umbrellas, and water bottles

    Lockers are on the Café Level and in the East End. Enjoy food and drink before entering the galleries. Water bottles are not permitted in the galleries and must be stored.

  • Capture the moment

    Take photos, unless otherwise noted; flash, tripods, and commercial photography are not permitted. To host a commercial photo shoot, complete the request form.

A museum for everyone

Learn about our accessibility
A museum visitor views an artwork in the European collection while listening to an audio guide on their phone.
  • Audio guides

    Bring your headphones and mobile devices to access the free audio guides on mam.org/guide.
  • Mobility devices

    Personal wheelchairs and Segways used for mobility are always welcome. Manually operated wheelchairs are available from the admissions desk.
  • Strollers

    Strollers are welcome in the Museum galleries.
  • Elevators

    Elevators are accessible to and from the Reiman Bridge and throughout all Museum levels.
  • Service animals

    Service animals are permitted inside the Museum.
  • Restrooms

    Gender-neutral and family restrooms are located on the Café Level and the Entrance Level.

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An aerial view of the public artwork by artist Mark di Suvero from the Reiman Bridge.

Frequently asked questions

When weather conditions and wind speeds permit, the Burke Brise Soleil (or “wings”) opens with the Museum, closes and reopens at noon, and closes with the Museum.

Admission includes access to all collection and exhibition galleries, as well as the Kohl’s Art Studio. An admission ticket is not required to visit the Museum Store, the Museum Café, or the East End

Want free, unlimited admission? Become a Museum Member.

Absolutely! Kids 12 and under always receive free Museum admission.

The ArtPack Station, located on the Entrance Level, is always available during Museum hours. Here, families can pick up free Family Guides and Museum Moments Cards for exploring art and architecture. Families can also borrow picture books, SketchPacks for drawing in the galleries, costumes, and ArtPacks designed to help kids interact with the textures, shapes, and colors found in the galleries.

The Kohl’s Art Studio is open every Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and is a great place to engage in hands-on art projects and create something all your own.

Explore upcoming kid-friendly events here.

Visitors can find coffee, tea, salad, snacks, and more in the Museum Café. The café opens with the Museum and closes 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

See more information here.

The café does not currently take reservations. However, dine-in and carryout service are both available

Yes. For personal use (wedding, engagement, senior, family, etc.), the Museum offers 30- or 60-minute photoshoot sessions. See more details on rates and booking here.

For commercial photoshoots, please fill out the Photo and Film Permission Form here.

In 2024, the Museum is hosting Free Day + Celebration events on February 18, April 28, and June 6. Kids 12 and under and Wisconsin K–12 teachers always receive free Museum general admission. Thanks to Museums on Us®, Bank of America cardholders receive free admission on the first full weekend of the month. To stay updated on Museum events, sign up for our newsletter.

For companies and individuals interested in sponsoring free admission days, explore more information here.

Browse the Museum’s rental spaces here. For detailed information and booking, please contact us at 414-224-3287 or rentals@mam.org.

As part of its role as a responsible steward of its collection, the Milwaukee Art Museum conducts ongoing provenance research for the artworks in its care. The Museum focuses, in particular, on documenting provenance for objects that may have been in continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933–45), when hundreds of thousands of artworks were systematically confiscated, looted, destroyed, and sold. The Museum follows the standards and guidelines established by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). It similarly follows the guidelines of AAM for antiquities. See more details here.