Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum is an important museum in Wisconsin, dedicated to European and American art from the 15th century to the present day, housed in a building complex of great architectural quality.
Cover image: Milwaukee Art Museum, the Quadracci Pavilion designed by Santiago Calatrava, exterior view; photo by Paul Owen Photo LLC
The Milwaukee Art Museum was founded in 1888 and moved in 1957 to its current site. The museum complex consists of three main buildings: the War Memorial Center (1957) designed by Eero Saarinen, the Kahler Building (1975) by David Kahler, and the famous Quadracci Pavilion, an iconic biomorph building completed in 20021 after a design by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
The collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum comprises European artworks created from the 15th century onwards and American artworks made between the 17th and the 20th century; it includes works by artists such as Francisco de Zurbarán, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Winslow Homer, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Jóan Miro, Mark Rothko, Robert Gober, and Andy Warhol; the museum also houses a remarkable collection of artworks by Wisconsin-born artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986).
The program of the museum includes changing exhibitions of art, architecture, and fashion, together with special events, seminars, workshops, and educational activities for children, teens, and adults.
Fully accessible to people with disabilities, the Milwaukee Art Museum also contains a cafe and a book and gift store.
Photos: 1 and 3 by Timothy Hursley; 2 courtesy of Front Room; all images courtesy of Milwaukee Art Museum.
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