Art Museums and Parklands are Complimentary

We’ve received questions from the public asking about nonprofits and art and cultural organizations operating in parks. We’ve compiled examples from across Wisconsin and the US that show how art museums offer wonderful cultural opportunities to their community and promote tourism, especially when located in parks.

Wisconsin Art Museums on Parkland or Waterfronts

The Museum of Milwaukee Art in West Bend along the Milwaukee River and the Eisenbahn State Trail.

The Milwaukee Art Museum along Lake Michigan and the Oak Leaf Walking Trail.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah is located adjacent to Riverside Park and on Lake Winnebago in a residential neighborhood.

US Art Museums on Parkland or Waterfronts

Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, CA is the home to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the gateway to the SFMOMA.

The Perez Art Museum and the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science are located in Museum Park in Miami, FL.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located in Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as are many of the other museums in Philadelphia.

Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, OH is in Toby’s Plaza.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in Central Park in New York City.

Legion of Honor Fine Art Museum is in Lincoln Park in San Francisco, CA.

The de Young Art Museum is in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Academy of Sciences is next door to the art museum in the park.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is located in Eden Park in Cincinnati, OH.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art is in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York

San Diego Museum of Art is located in Balboa Park.

The Seattle Asian Art Museum is located in Volunteer Park in Washington.