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MAM...Milwaukee Art Museum ©  by Dawn M. Becker

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Fuji FinePix S5000
Milwaukee Art Museum

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Featured in “Explore” 10-9-2011

1st Place “Famous Buildings” $voucher 3-7-2011

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Featured in “NYIP Students and Alumni” 2-27-2011

1st Place “Man Made” $voucher 2-27-2011

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Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” 11-17-2010

Featured in “Color Me a Rainbow” 9-7-2010

Featured in “Old and New CITY BUILDINGS” 7-24-2010

Featured in “Your Country’s Best” 7-13-2010

Featured in “Unique Buildings Of The World” 7-13-2010

Taken with a Fuji FinePix S5000
I never tire of taking shots of this building inside and out…plus I am walking distance to it, so that helps a lot…heehee!!!

The museum’s history began in 1882 when the Milwaukee Museum of Fine Arts was founded. The museum dissolved six years later. In 1888, the Milwaukee Art Association was created by a group of German panorama artists and local businessmen; its first home was the Layton Art Gallery. In 1911, the Milwaukee Art Institute, another building constructed to hold other exhibitions and collections, was completed. The institute was built right next to the Layton Art Gallery. Alfred George Pelikan, who received his Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from Columbia University, was the Director of the Milwaukee Art Institute from 1926 to 1942. The Milwaukee Art Center (now the Milwaukee Art Museum) was formed when the Milwaukee Art Institute and Layton Art Gallery merged their collections in 1957 and moved into a three-story building underneath the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial.
The museum is home to over 25,000 works of art. Its permanent holdings contain an important collection of Old Masters and 19th-century and 20th-century artwork, as well as some of the nation’s best collections of German Expressionism, folk and Haitian art, American decorative arts, and post-1960 American art. The museum holds a large number of works by Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as many works by the German Expressionist, Gabriele Munter.
The MAM recently gained international recognition with the construction of the white concrete Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava (his first completed project in the United States), which opened on May 4, 2001. The pavilion was engineered by the Milwaukee-based engineering firm, Graef. The structure contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil which opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. The brise soleil has since become a symbol for the city of Milwaukee. In addition to a gallery devoted to temporary exhibits, the pavilion also houses the museum’s store, as well as its restaurant, Cafe Calatrava. With the exception of the temporary exhibition gallery, the galleries themselves are contained in both the Saarinen building and a 1975 addition designed by local architect David Kahler. This addition was commissioned in 1969 to make room for other exhibits and donations.

Milwaukee, WI…USA

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architecture, building, calatrava, eastsider, milwaukee, museum, sky, white, wisconsin

I love the arts…nature…animals…
I find my peace while photographing
the beauty around me…
sunrises, sunsets, trees, flowers, animals,
the lake, architecture…
I also like to draw and back in the 80s, I loved all of the work by
Patrick Nagel, and I was doing drawings like his!!!

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Comments

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

  • Kristy  Dorris
    Kristy Dorrisover 4 years ago

    Wow Dawn, I love this the color and the lines are fantastic!

  • Thanx much Kristy!!! :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...over 4 years ago

    That is a fantastic perspective of this already impressive building. Maybe one day i get a chance to see it myself.

  • Thank you much darling!!! ;-)
    Hope you can come see it too!!! You’d love Milwaukee and other parts of Wisconsin!!!
    It’s pretty groovy baby!!! :-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...over 4 years ago

    Why did you say you needed a new camera, this one is turning out stunning pictures

  • Because I want one with more MP and I am gonna get one too…so there ;-P
    LOL…LOL… :-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...over 4 years ago

    You should buy a few cards of this iamge from RB and then see if either Milwaukke or the art museum would be interst in this. This is a stuning image.

  • MMM…might be idea…there are some awesome buildings here…a lot of new ones that went up!!! We are becoming condo crazy here and the condos are now being built like apartment buildings!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • thanx much Sean :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    awesome shot

  • thank you much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Dawn.

  • Thanx much Gene… :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • thanx much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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