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Grohmann Museum

A love of labor

Jul. 5, 2009
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Owned and operated by the Milwaukee School of Engineering the Grohmann Museum attests to its namesake’s avid interest in the evolving practices and mixed fruits of human toil, ranging from quarrying and ship building, glass blowing, agriculture and the medical misadventures and usurious practices of the 17th century. More than 700 paintings and sculptures occupy three floors of gallery space, including works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Julien Dupre and J. G. Brown, housing everything from Dutch genre painting to French realism and  Impressionism from the 19th century. In fact the very fabric of the building offers a foretaste of what’s in store. A dozen larger-than-life bronze sculptures survey the city from the building’s roofline. Visitors entering the lofty glass atrium at the corner of North Broadway and State Street are greeted by dramatic scenes above and below inspired by the collection.

Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturday noon – 6 p.m and Sunday 1- 4 p.m.

Located at 1000 N. Broadway

Tel: (414) 277-2300

www.msoe.edu/about_msoe/manatwork/museum.shtml

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