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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Wisconsin Art

The pre-eminent resource for the visual arts of Wisconsin

89.76

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

Board Leadership
Heather Dunn
President

CEO
Laurie Winters
Executive Director, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.76
  Financial 96.31
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

96.31

Accountability & Transparency

86.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.74
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
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) 89.76
New Britain Museum of American Art (CT) 92.09
Hunter Museum of American Art (TN) 87.98
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.42
Columbia Museum of Art (SC) 85.23

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,447,054
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $248,827
   Fundraising Events $152,517
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,500
Total Contributions $1,865,898
   Program Service Revenue $67,420
Total Primary Revenue $1,933,318
   Other Revenue $37,635
TOTAL REVENUE $1,970,953
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,971,859
   Administrative Expenses $249,301
   Fundraising Expenses $217,265
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,438,425
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-467,472
   
Net Assets $10,370,696

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 $1,444,510 73.3%
Member Programs $401,446 20.3%
Learning Experiences $125,903 6.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 89.76
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.02
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.51
2016-12 05/01/2018 82.73
2015-12 04/01/2017 28.49
2014-12 06/01/2016 28.49
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 28.49

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,000 6.35% Laurie Winters Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Wisconsin Art (WI) 89.76
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (FL) 90.85
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 96.66
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (MD) 91.89
Hammer Museum (CA) 94.56

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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

Heather Dunn
President

CEO

Laurie Winters
Executive Director, CEO

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