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205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095

Tuesday-Sunday, 10-5
Thursday 10-8

Established in 1961, MOWA has transformed itself from a small community-based gallery to America’s only regional art museum featuring the works of Wisconsin artists.

The richness of Wisconsin art is reflective in its landscapes and history – from the breathtaking lakes and rolling hills carved out by the massive glaciers and pastures to factories and cities created by the early settlers and industrialists, to modern day metropolis. As the only museum in the world dedicated to collecting and maintaining works from Wisconsin, MOWA provides an insight to the human condition that is unavailable anywhere else.

As MOWA continues to build a national and international reputation as the pre-eminent institution for Wisconsin art and artists, our new facility will further our ability to fulfill our mission.


Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates the value, diversity and uniqueness of the visual arts and artists of Wisconsin. This is achieved by collecting, conserving, documenting, exhibiting and promoting aesthetic understanding of the visual arts of Wisconsin.

The MOWA is the pre-eminent resource for the visual arts of Wisconsin, acting as a catalyst for creativity, expression, inspiration and discovery.