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John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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Address: 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0489
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+1 920-458-6144
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Very nice art center

This is a beautiful art center. We really enjoyed our visit. The little café has wonderful food, and a nice outdoor place to eat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a beautiful art center. We really enjoyed our visit. The little café has wonderful food, and a nice outdoor place to eat.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Of course the restrooms were interesting. There is a hands on art center that looks neat for adults and children if you have time. The two main exhibits were not of our particular liking, but this is just a matter of taste. Enjoyable time walking throughout. The outside garden area is cute. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I found this Arts Center by just walking around. It has charm and style....Yes it is an Arts Center, but it just has a certain air about it. It's different because of its Art. I really wish I could this input better words. I just Loved it, and it is really worth going out of your way to find and... More 

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Thank Ken T
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The best art museum that isn't in a major US market. No kidding, the JMKAC is an amazing center for outsider art. Rotating exhibits, host of eclectic music and dance year round, a fantastic preschool arts program and the rarest of strange attractors for all things artsy fartsy.

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Thank SProudman
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This contemporary arts center is also partially housed in the home of John Micahel Kohler which was built in the 1880's. It included a nice museum store, a cafe, some hands on opportunities as well as a number of exhibition which I believe were all changing. I guess that's a good reason to come back often. You are encouraged to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Okay, the bathrooms are amazing but the art on display in the galleries is even better and very unique to the Kohler. Most museums today are like Art's Greatest Hits with the Warhols, the Richters, the Hoffmans, the Picassos and so on. Nice but getting pretty boring. At the Kohler, they focus on lesser-known, sometimes previously completely unknown arts who... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Yes, the bathrooms are great, but all the art was amazing. I would go back in a minute, had an amazing morning going through all the galleries! Even outside had hidden works of arts.

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Flint, mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I read the TA reviews so I expected to visit the restrooms. My wife and I were visiting an hour before closing time on a Sunday evening so there weren't many visitors around. The museum curator told us to see BOTH restrooms. She made sure nobody was "in there" so my wife and I could both go in and visit... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I went in specifically to see the bathrooms and was not disappointed. The bathrooms are the only place in the museum where you are allowed to take photos

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

AKA~ JMKAC to the local. View the online calendar of events, JMKAC always has workshops going on, evening show's, live music, great place to take your kids to experience different culture and arts. Plus the world's best bathroom! That alone is a must see, You will enjoy I guarantee.

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