Rahr-West Museum and Mansion, Manitowoc

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The Rahr-West is the city of Manitowoc’s finest gem, a wonderful combination of an historic Victorian mansion and a modern art gallery. We like to say that it’s the place where art and architecture collide. And we were recently ranked by USA Today as one of the Ten Best Small-Town Art Museums in the United States.

This unique pairing gives our visitors a variety of visual delights ranging from late 19th century furnishings and art to modern works created by the likes of Warhol, Picasso, and O’Keeffe.

Additionally, the Rahr-West offers an array of art classes for both children (such as Pre-School Palette, After-School Picassos and Wacky Weekend Workshops) and adults (Ready-Set-Paint!, Senior Studio, Second Childhood and Still-Life Painting).

The Rahr-West serves also serves as a cultural hub for an array of annual events that bring the Manitowoc community together to celebrate its diversity and uniqueness: Chairs for Charity and Sputnikfest (recognized by Reader’s Digest as one of their Five Favorite Funky American Festivals) to name but a few.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us at the Rahr-West for a cultural experience unlike any other!
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  • This art museum is housed in a Victorian mansion and has a wide range of displays throughout the gallery spaces as well as in the rooms of the mansion itself. There are numerous rooms which showcase.....  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this small museum. The building itself is stunning and the rooms reflect the wealth of the former owner, capturing a time in history long gone. The detail on the...  more »
  • Beautifully restored home with such amazing artwork. I love the local artist appreciation & spotlighting.
  • Amazing age 3-5 art teacher (Heather). She's kind and patient and seems to really enjoy sharing her love of art with the kids. We really enjoy our Thursday mornings here.

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