Madison Road Trip

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Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

Stop by to see small, changing shows by national and local artists.

Milwaukee Blacksmith

The Milwaukee Blacksmith is a unique business – blacksmithing for beginners!

Shake Rag Alley

Shake Rag Alley is an arts center located in Mineral Point. They offer a variety of classes.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

The entire world of decorative art is here. Fantastic and endlessly amazing.

Minnesota Museum of American Art

The “Minnesota Museum of American Art” is a most grandiose and inaccurately named location. The small, one-room gallery is dwarfed by the size of the outer ante-chamber and shop. Additionally, the one show on display when we visited was of… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

The Minnesota Center for Books Arts is primarily a place for book-art related classes and workshops.

Textile Center

The Textile Center – A National Center for Fiber Art – is primarily a learning center for all things fiber art.

The House of Balls

See a most precious, vivid and wild imagination at work in its natural setting. An absolute delight to visit!

The Museum of Russian Art

The subject matter ranges from Soviet posters, embroidered clothing, notable Russian painters – even photos of Chernobyl. While small in size, the shows are of excellent quality and very unique.

Museum Louvre It Or Leave It

The quirky and eclectic collection of art was a donation of Joann and Gary Fink and include sculptures, paintings, photography, cartoons and prints.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a tiny museum with a breath-taking collection of art. Despite having only 5 galleries, its permanent collection contains many of the biggest names in art. Wander among Klee, Monet, Cezanne, Gainsborough, Turner, Van Gogh, O’Keefe.

Grohmann Engineering Museum

An engineering art museum may seem like a dichotomy, but the Grohmann Museum, presented by the UW-Milwaukee School of Engineering, is a fascinating and excellent blend of the two. This surprisingly large museum is elegantly designed and the collection presented… Continue Reading →

Mineral Point

Like Galena IL to the southwest, Mineral Point is a town that time forgot. Then time rediscovered it and opened up a bunch of cute art galleries and shoppies. Originally a mining town settled by Cornish miners. Many of the… Continue Reading →

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The first time we visited the JMKAC, a docent ran up and asked if I had seen the men’s room yet. An odd question to ask anyone, especially a woman. When I confessed that somehow I had missed it, she… Continue Reading →

Walker Art Center

Claes Oldenburg (Coosje van Bruggen)’s iconic sculpture “Spoon Bridge” appears on nearly every piece of tourism advertising for Minneapolis. The piece, along with many others, is housed in a sculpture garden at the Walker Art Center. The Walker not only… Continue Reading →

West Street Sculpture Park

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Galena on West Street (unsurprisingly), is the West Street Sculpture Park. Artist and blacksmith John Martinson has covered his property with large-scale sculptures. The park is open to the public and you are… Continue Reading →

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