It is home to the largest collection of Wisconsin art is the world, and it's just a short drive from Milwaukee — the Museum of Wisconsin Art.
MOWA is America’s only regional art museum featuring the works of Wisconsin artists. It features exhibition gallery space and a permanent collection.
Right now, the feature exhibit — Polka Heartland — showcases portraits by Milwaukee artist/photographer Dick Blau, peeking into the world behind Wisconsin's official state dance.
And the building the collection is housed in is a work of art on its own. Designed by architect Jim Shields, the same architect who designed the Discovery World on Milwaukee's Lakefront, the modern white wedge-shaped structure features walls of windows and minimalist white tile.
Click the podcast player above to hear our interview with Laurie Winters, executive director of MOWA.