Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake
Since 1961, the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend has established itself as the state’s preeminent institution for collecting, documenting, and exhibiting the visual art of Wisconsin. Through a ground-breaking collaboration with Saint John’s On The Lake in 2011, and drawing from the MWA’s outstanding permanent collection, as well as directly from artists, the MWA offers historic and contemporary art exhibitions that not only stand on their own merits, but offer a tantalizing glimpse into the larger holdings and offerings in West Bend.
1840 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Museum Public Hours
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission and parking is free.
Saint John’s On The Lake is a gallery in partnership with the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA). For an annual membership fee, you can visit MOWA as much as you want. MOWA is a place that you will want to visit often, with changing exhibitions, artist talks and tours, and a variety of free programs for all ages.
Wolfgang Klein: Freedom of Expression
October 17, 2019 – January 17, 2020
Like many Wisconsin artists before him, Wolfgang Klein was born in Germany and later immigrated to Milwaukee. A student of German Expressionist master Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Klein was an educator in Berlin before relocating to the United States in 1954. He started working in advertising and then taught for many years at the YWCA in Milwaukee and Marquette University. Klein’s woodblock prints reveal both Kirchner’s stylistic influence and Klein’s deep connection to Milwaukee.