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400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
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Grohmann Museum

The Grohmann Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work.

Milwaukee School of Engineering
1000 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI • 53202
grohmannmuseum@msoe.eduVisit Website

Overview

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.

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Things You'll Find:

  1. The 9-foot bronze statues perched on the roofline of the Grohmann Museum can be rotated to face inward or outward. They are all replicas of smaller statues in the Grohmann Museum collection.
  2. The Grohmann Museum building originally served as home to several automobile dealerships, and then as a check-processing center for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
  3. The eight stained-glass windows adorning the dome of the museum depict subjects from artwork in the Grohmann Museum collection.

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  • ADA Compliant
  • Motorcoach/Bus Parking
  • Complimentary Policy

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  • Price Range: $
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 100
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 150
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Classroom Style: 45
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Theater Style: 90
  • Facility Classification: Unique Event Venue

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