Warehouse Art Museum | WAM

The Warehouse Art Museum features curated contemporary art exhibitions from our permanent collection. Located in the Guardian Fine Art Services Building. Free and open to the public. More info at WAMmke.org.

1635 W. St. Paul Avenue
Milwaukee, WI • 53233
Toll-Free:(833) 252-0677
[email protected]
Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Warehouse Art Museum (WAM) is the only museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and study of modern and contemporary art. Opened in 2018, WAM occupies the ground floor of a historic five-story concrete and brick warehouse in the city’s iconic Menomonee Valley. The museum’s international collection of more than 7,000 works reflects the personal vision and values of WAM’s co-founders Jan Serr and John Shannon.

Mission-driven programming at WAM includes four or five gallery exhibitions each year, often featuring guest curators, with concurrent artist talks, guest speakers, and guided exhibition tours. WAM supports the unity of the arts through regular collaborations with dance, film, music, and theater presenters. WAM’s Plumb Press also maintains an active publication and video presence.

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Things You'll Find:

  1. Guardian Fine Art Services' 1635 Building was constructed in 1924 for the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company of Pittsburgh of steel-reinforced concrete and brick. The building was purpose-renovated in 2017 for fine art storage according to American Alliance of Museum guidelines.
  2. Guardian Fine Art Services is the ONLY art storage facility of its kind in Wisconsin.
  3. Jan Serr and John Shannon established the Warehouse Art Museum to share their extensive fine art collection with the public.
  4. The Warehouse Art Museum has over 7000 pieces of fine art in the permanent collection.

Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • ADA Compliant
  • WiFi Available
  • Motorcoach/Bus Parking
  • WiFi Available (Complimentary)
  • On-Site Parking
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Family Friendly


  • Miles to Airport: 11.00
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 1.00
  • Price Range: Free
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space: 5200
  • Sq. Ft. of Largest Meeting Room: 4000
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 50
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 75
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Conference Style: 50
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Classroom Style: 75
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Theater Style: 115
  • Ceiling Height: 11
  • Facility Classification: Event Venue

Facility Information

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NotesConference tables, banquet tables, cocktail tables, or lecture seating available. We can arrange for catering, or you can work directly with your favorite cater. Off-street parking in our private lot.
DescriptionGuardian Fine Art Services and The Warehouse are a creative option for meetings and special events. Enjoy curated exhibitions in The Warehouse while renting our private meeting and conference rooms located just down the hall.

Rooms Available

Room Name Total Sq. Ft.WidthLengthHeightReceptionTheaterBanquetClassroom
The Warehouse - Gallery Space 4000636311115115-75
Viewing Room A 40020201125121212
Viewing Room AB 80020401150252525
Viewing Room ABC 120020601175753636
Viewing Room B 40020201125121212
Viewing Room BC 80020401150252525
Viewing Room C 40020201125121212


Menomonee River Valley

The Menomonee River Valley is home to some of the biggest names in Milwaukee: Potawatomi, Harley-Davidson, and the Milwaukee Brewers.

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