Charles Allis Art Museum
1801 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee; Designed by prominent Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish 1911 home of Charles and Sarah Allis contains a world-class art collection that includes impressive 19th century French and American paintings, classic antiquities, Renaissance bronzes, Asian ceramics and decorative arts. Open 1-5 Wednesdays and Fridays- Sundays; 1-8 Thursdays; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day. Telephone: (414) 278-8295; Website: www.cavtmuseums.org or www.charlesallis.org.
The Grohmann Museum
1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee; Home to the world's most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. "Man at Work" includes more than 1,400 paintings, sculptures and works on paper from 1580 to today. Open 9-5 Mondays-Fridays; 12-6 Saturdays; and 1-4 Sundays. Telephone: (414) 277-2300; Website: www.msoe.edu/grohmann-museum.
Haggerty Museum of Art
1234 W. Tory Hill St., Milwaukee; Located on the Marquette University campus, the museum features two floors and a permanent collection that includes European and American contemporary art, Old Master paintings and photography. Free. Open 10-4:30 Mondays-Saturdays (10-8 Thursdays); 12-5 Sundays. Telephone: (414) 288-1669; Website: www.marquette.edu/haggerty.
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee; Offers an experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental outdoor sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake & woodland. Open daily 10-5 (closed Thursdays); Wednesdays 10-7:30, June-October. Telephone: (414) 446-8794; Website: www.lyndensculpturegarden.org.
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee; The museum's holdings include nearly 25,000 works spanning antiquity to the present day, with strengths in 19th and 20th century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. Special exhibits & events. Open 10-5 Tuesdays-Sundays; 10-8 Thursdays. The Burke Brise Soleil opens at 10 a.m., flaps at Noon, & closes when the museum closes, as weather permits. Café and gift shop. Telephone: (414) 224-3200; Website: www.mam.org.
Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA)
205 Veterans Ave., West Bend; Celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of Wisconsin artists by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and promoting the visual arts of Wisconsin. Open 10-5 Tuesdays-Sundays; 10-8 Thursdays; Closed Mondays and New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Telephone: (262) 334-9638; Website: www.wisconsinart.org.
Racine Art Museum (RAM)
441 Main St., Racine; Houses America's largest contemporary crafts collection, including objects made from ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer and wood, as well as painting, sculpture and works on paper. Open 10-5 Tuesdays-Saturdays; 12-5 Sundays. Closed Mondays, Federal Holidays and Easter. Telephone: (262) 638-8300 Website: www.ramart.org.
RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine; Highlights exhibitions of important regional and local artists. Admission and parking are free. Open 10-5 Tuesdays-Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays, Federal Holidays and Easter. Telephone: (262) 636-9177; Website:www.ramart.org.
UWM Peck School of the Arts Galleries
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee; Features four adjoining exhibition spaces. Exhibitions include contemporary architecture, film, painting, performance, photography and sculpture. See specific galleries on website for hours. Telephone: (414) 229-4771; Website: www.uwm.edu/art-and-design/galleries.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee; Overlooking Lake Michigan in a 1923 Italian Renaissance-style villa designed by architect David Adler, the museum features fine and decorative arts from the 15th through 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, a formal garden and changing exhibits. Open 1-5 Wednesdays-Sundays, except Thursdays 1-8. Telephone: (414) 271-3656; Website: www.villaterracemuseum.org.