50 Years of History

In the mid-sixties, the John Michael Kohler property was donated to create a mult-arts center. From that, JMKAC has only grown to help facilitate a creative exchange between artists and the Sheboygan community. JMKAC continues to grow and evolve to provide arts to all the people. Find out every detail that made JMKAC what is today by exploring our interactive timeline.

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Wandering Wisconsin

Explore astounding large-scale works of art known as art environments that have surprised travelers and intrigued and bemused local residents throughout the Wisconsin landscape for decades


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The Arts/Industry collection comprises works of art produced by artists-in-residence in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry program.

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World Famous Washrooms

The public washrooms at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center epitomize the achievements of Arts/Industry, the decades-long collaboration between art and industry conceived by Director Ruth Kohler. 

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