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
May vary due to COVID-19. Please check each museum’s website for current hours of operation.
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission and parking is free.
MMM News Updates
Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums Announce Reopening on March 31, 2021 – Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful indoor collections and outdoor gardens. The museums continue to follow state and local health and safety measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. These include, masks, social distancing and capacity limits. – LEARN MORE
Due to the pandemic, the MMM partners have suspended MMM Day. We have greeted thousands of visitors to the museums over the last nine years celebrating mothers and families on Mother’s Day. We hope to reschedule in the fall, public health permitting. Please check back with us and thank you for your support!
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.
Rosalie Waranius Vass Art
January 16 – April 8, 2020
Born and raised in Dundee, Wisconsin, Rosalie Waranius Vass has exhibited her work extensively nationally and internationally for six decades. Over those years she has developed a unique watercolor technique whereupon she layers the translucent paint, creating an opaque surface that shimmers and glows. While she creates her paintings from her imagination, “making a painting is like solving a mystery. I never know what will evolve when I put brush to paper,” they are inspired by memories of the lush, hilly Kettle Moraine area where she grew up and her extensive travels further afield.