March 9, 2010

The Center of Badger State Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art assembles the single largest collection of art by Wisconsin artists

Less than an hour from Milwaukee, art lovers will find one of the most intriguing art collections in the Midwest—the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.

The museum includes more than 8000 files on Wisconsin art, artists and a significant library of research material on the state’s art, artists and history. If you’re looking to learn more about the artistic soul of the Badger State, there’s no better place to be.

The museum was originally designed to showcase the works of painter Carl von Marr—the museum is home to the world’s largest collection of the Milwaukee-born artist’s works—but has grown to encompass works by hundreds of Wisconsin artists.

The museum describes its art acquisitions philosophy as “judicious, quiet and determined.” The result is a collection that is both breathtaking and fascinating, both in scope and variety, that makes the Museum of Wisconsin Art is a must-see destination for art lovers everywhere.

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