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Museum of Wisconsin Art

The pre-eminent resource for the visual arts of Wisconsin

three stars

85.51

205 Veterans Avenue West Bend, WI 53095
tel: (262) 334-9638   Web Site
EIN: 39-1017647

Board Leadership
Dale Kent
President

CEO
Laurie Winters
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.51 three stars
  Financial 85.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates the value, diversity, and uniqueness of the visual arts and artists of Wisconsin. This is achieved by collecting, conserving, documenting, exhibiting, and promoting aesthetic understanding of the visual arts of Wisconsin. MOWA has transformed itself from a small community-based gallery to America's only regional art museum featuring the works of Wisconsin artists. The richness of Wisconsin art is reflective in its landscapes and history – from the breathtaking lakes and rolling hills carved out by the massive glaciers and pastures to factories and cities created by the early settlers and industrialists, to modern day metropolis. As the only museum in the world dedicated to collecting and maintaining works from Wisconsin, MOWA provides an insight to the human condition that is unavailable anywhere else.

Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates the value, diversity, and uniqueness of the visual arts and artists of Wisconsin. This is achieved by collecting, conserving, documenting, exhibiting, and promoting aesthetic understanding of the visual arts of Wisconsin. MOWA has transformed itself from a small community-based gallery to America's only regional art museum featuring the works of Wisconsin artists. The richness of Wisconsin art is reflective in its landscapes and history – from the breathtaking lakes and rolling hills carved out by the massive glaciers and pastures to factories and cities created by the early settlers and industrialists, to modern day metropolis. As the only museum in the world dedicated to collecting and maintaining works from Wisconsin, MOWA provides an insight to the human condition that is unavailable anywhere else.

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Financial

three stars

85.04

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
58.4%
  Administrative Expenses 34.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.05
  Program Expenses Growth 74.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Wisconsin Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Wisconsin Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Wisconsin Art (WI) 85.51 three stars
The Barnes Foundation (PA) 89.61 three stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 90.69 four stars
American Friends of the Louvre (NY) 92.02 four stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 88.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,179,059
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $227,407
   Fundraising Events $101,629
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,000
Total Contributions $1,558,095
   Program Service Revenue $55,028
Total Primary Revenue $1,613,123
   Other Revenue $20,069
TOTAL REVENUE $1,633,192
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,680,157
   Administrative Expenses $236,122
   Fundraising Expenses $192,661
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,108,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-475,748
   
Net Assets $10,159,703

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Permanent Collection $1,213,088 72.2%
Member Programs $320,556 19.1%
Learning Experiences $146,513 8.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.51 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 82.73 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 28.49 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 28.49 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 28.49 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-1017647
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART INC
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 7.11% Laurie Winters Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Wisconsin Art (WI) 85.51 three stars
Philbrook Museum of Art (OK) 88.43 three stars
The Mint Museums (NC) 91.95 four stars
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (NC) 89.12 three stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095
tel: (262) 334-9638
EIN: 39-1017647

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Board Leadership

Dale Kent
President

CEO

Laurie Winters
Executive Director, CEO

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