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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Milwaukee Art Museum

Art lives here

four stars

93.83

700 North Art Museum Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 224-3284   Web Site
EIN: 39-0806316

Board Leadership
Joel Quadracci
President

CEO
Marcelle Polednik
Baumgartner Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.83 four stars
  Financial 91.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. Central to the Museum's mission is its role as a premier educational resource, with educational programs that are among the largest in the nation, involving classes, tours, and a full calendar of events for all ages. From its roots in Milwaukee's first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state. Four floors of over forty galleries of art are rotated regularly with works from antiquity to the present in the Museum's far-reaching collection. Included in the Collection are 15th- to 20th-century European and 17th- to 20th-century American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, photographs, and folk and self-taught art.

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. Central to the Museum's mission is its role as a premier educational resource, with educational programs that are among the largest in the nation, involving classes, tours, and a full calendar of events for all ages. From its roots in Milwaukee's first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state. Four floors of over forty galleries of art are rotated regularly with works from antiquity to the present in the Museum's far-reaching collection. Included in the Collection are 15th- to 20th-century European and 17th- to 20th-century American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, photographs, and folk and self-taught art.

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Financial

four stars

91.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.65
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) 93.83 four stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 88.21 three stars
Catalina Island Museum (CA) 90.45 four stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 95.98 four stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 97.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,488,485
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,423,327
   Fundraising Events $998,287
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,893,500
Total Contributions $12,803,599
   Program Service Revenue $2,631,041
Total Primary Revenue $15,434,640
   Other Revenue $4,614,560
TOTAL REVENUE $20,049,200
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,390,284
   Administrative Expenses $3,899,240
   Fundraising Expenses $967,320
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,256,844
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-207,644
   
Net Assets $145,114,260

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
Presentation and Curatorial $3,448,223 22.4%
Audience Member and Volunteer Development $3,307,010 21.5%
Education $931,698 6.1%

Ratings History
Milwaukee Art Museum has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 93.83 four stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 91.01 four stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 92.15 four stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 91.29 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 91.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 90.24 four stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 87.15 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 86.37 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 92.85 four stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 86.95 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 88.98 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 88.04 three stars
2008-08 11/01/2009 91.88 four stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 95.75 four stars
2006-08 04/01/2008 87.63 three stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 95.14 four stars
2004-08 05/01/2005 73.23 two stars
2003-08 06/01/2004 70.79 two stars
2002-08 08/11/2003 75.36 two stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 95.30 four stars

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

EIN 39-0806316
Name in IRS Master File MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$324,908 1.60% Marcelle Polednik Baumgartner Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) 93.83 four stars
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 95.80 four stars
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) 90.98 four stars
Joslyn Art Museum (NE) 91.77 four stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 95.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 North Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 224-3284
fax: (414) 224-3852
EIN: 39-0806316

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Board Leadership

Joel Quadracci
President

CEO

Marcelle Polednik
Baumgartner Director

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