July 16, 2013

Air-conditioned Art: Galleries to Visit this Summer

Looking at art can be pretty cool. This summer, beat the heat at one of the state’s air-conditioned art museums.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Wisconsin Museum of Art, located in its dazzling new building in West Bend,  features the works of Wisconsin artists. The museum also hosts a number of interesting special exhibits throughout the year. The new building is a work of art in itself. It’s a beautiful place to spend a hot summer day.

Paine Art Center

The overheated traveler in Oshkosh should seek out the Paine Art Center and Gardens. The mansion is kept wonderfully chilly throughout the summer and features an excellent art gallery. This summer, the gallery is showing the works of famed glassmaker Dale Chihuly.

Sculpture Walk

The Stevens Point area has several options for the art lover in search of a little A/C. The Scarrabochio Museum showcases an eccentric form doodling. The Carlsten Gallery offers a rotating array of exhibitions by notable artists. And, the River Front Arts Center will be hosting exhibits throughout the summer.

There are lots of good reasons to enjoy art this summer. Staying cool is just one of them. When the mercury rises, head to the art gallery.

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