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Nikon P100…texture used in Picnik
Featured in “ART UNIVERSE” 5-27-2011
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Featured in “Artists Universe” 5-11-2011
Featured in “Unique Buildings of the World” 5-10-2011
Once again, our art museum!!! I can’t help it, I have to get as many shots of this building as possible…inside and out :o) I think it is the best, most beautiful art museum!!! I never tire of it. Located on the east side of Milwaukee, WI…ever in Milwaukee, it is well worth the visit :o)
The MAM (Milwaukee Art Museum) 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.