The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering.
The museum building is as unique as the collection housed within. Once an automobile dealership, and then the Federal Reserve Bank, the building was renovated to become the Grohmann Museum. The steel and glass-domed entrance welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum also has a spectacular rooftop sculpture garden.
The Grohmann Museum is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Noon-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. General admission is $5; students and seniors are $3; and children under 12 are admitted free. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent, non-profit university that offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business and nursing fields.