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 is a charming art museum. They showcased two local artists and artifacts from the house. Each room showcased a unique art form. I really enjoyed the room displaying gifts from Manitowoc's sister....  more
    This is a charming art museum. They showcased two local artists and artifacts from the house. Each room showcased a unique art form. I really enjoyed the room displaying gifts from Manitowoc's sister....  more »
  • The woodwork in the home is gorgeous. There was an exhibit of sunrises from Manitowoc that were breathtaking. 
    The woodwork in the home is gorgeous. There was an exhibit of sunrises from Manitowoc that were breathtaking.  more »
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  • Great exhibits with a focus on local and regional artists and perspective. Enjoyed the collection in the home of more widely known artists. Awesome amenity in a smaller town
  • Wonderful..! Lots to see here. Half the beauty here is also the house. Stop here and spend some time.

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