Galleries in Wisconsin


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  • Captain Fredricks Pabst Mansion
    Completed in 1892 as the private home of the Pabst family, Pabst Mansion stands as the last bastion of more than 80 mansions built for Milwaukee’s elite during a booming, bygone era. Since its construction, the estate has housed archbishops, priests, and sisters and was saved from near-demolition during the 1970s. The Flemish-Renaissance-Revival home has since been awarded a place on the National Register of Historic Places for its bounty of architectural intricacies. Today, on-staff docents conduct a range of tours for public groups, private parties, school groups, and well-behaved rugby teams through the fortress of halls, opulent rooms, and verdant grounds, each restored to their original condition. The Pabst Mansion’s impressive art collection includes works from the 1640s through the 1900s by artists such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Gaetano Trentanove, and Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. The emporium of excess also features Pabst Beer Pavilion, the pavilion built for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and the glass-covered conservatory where tropical plants and beer trees continue to flourish. The mansion gift shop holds classic Pabst drinkware and memorabilia as well as antique photos, books, and former employees' original finger paintings.
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    2000 W Wisconsin Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
    A 7,100-square-foot sculpture garden is only the tip of the iceberg at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In fact, the garden is also the tip of the museum?it?s on the facility?s roof. Designed by Cesar Pelli, the sprawling building encompasses an eclectic array of modern works, including a 5,000-item permanent collection that incorporates pieces ranging from Frida Kahlo?s works to John Coplans? black-and-white self portrait, which shows only his feet. A rotating lineup of temporary exhibits complements the permanent core, and a regular event schedule features films, talks, and performance by masters of their craft. Visitors can browse art books and craft jewelry in the museum store, where all purchases support artists and designers.
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    227 State St.
    Madison, WI US
  • Dance Arts Center
    Across the 4,500-square-foot space of Dance Arts Center, students of all ages tap, pirouette, and leap, always moving with a sense of grace and purpose. Throughout the studio's three classrooms, groups meet six days a week to practice contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Founder and artistic director Danelle Davies draws on more than 30 years of experience to oversee the handful of instructors. The studio focuses not just on physical acumen and development, but also mental discipline by providing a structured environment in which students can pursue a career in dance or just discover a healthy outlet.
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    5331 Spring Street
    Mount Pleasant, WI US
  • The History Museum at the Castle
    Harry Houdini was legendary for his daring escapes, but he's still never escaped the public's imagination. To wit: AKA Houdini, whose artifacts offer a hands-on glimpse into some of his most infamous tricks. Along with the Appleton-raised illusionist, The History Museum at the Castle's award-winning exhibits focus on other notable Fox Valley natives, including Senator Joseph McCarthy. Dating back to the 1840s, the museum's collection of Fox Valley artifacts includes 35,000 photographs and 20,000 pieces, such as parts of a vintage gas station. At an exhibit tracing the origins of the area's most famous foods, such as frozen custard and fish fries, visitors can even spear sturgeons inside a life-size virtual ice shanty. These pieces of Fox Valley history are housed inside a Masonic temple listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1923, the temple exemplifies the medieval, Norman Revival style with rough-hewn stone, vaulted ceilings, and fire-breathing dragons guarding its entrance. Designed as a community center, the temple continues to serve that function by hosting the museum's year-round events, including papermaking programs and magic workshops.
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    330 E College Ave
    Appleton, WI US
  • Otto's Fine Art Academy
    The supportive instructors at Otto's Fine Art Academy work closely with blossoming artists to build upon foundational drawing and painting skills and encourage creativity. In small classes for children, teens, and adults, the studio teaches students to work with materials ranging from basic pencils to more advanced watercolors, pastels, and oil paints. The instructors pride themselves on giving one-on-one attention, and allow students to work at their own pace as they strive toward their own goals, such as finishing a landscape painting or winning a game of tic-tac-toe. Week-long summer camps follow specific themes that can included outdoor art, impressionism, and Picasso-inspired monsters.
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    396 W Main St
    Waukesha, WI US
  • Oshkosh Public Museum
    Not just a pretty face... Founded in 1924, the Oshkosh Public Museum is a local history museum housed in the beautiful Sawyer home, with luxurious interiors designed by Tiffany Studios. In addition to the historic Sawyer home, the museum has 10,000 square feet of immersive exhibits that bring the region's history to life.
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    1331 Algoma Blvd
    Oshkosh, WI US
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