The Milwaukee Art Museum of Wisconsin

On a quest for beauty and knowledge, museums are a great place to start. I plan to attend at lease one in each city that I visit. I am actually ashamed to admit that I had never gone to the Milwaukee Art Museum. After seeing as much as I could fit in, I left exhilarated and inspired by the collections the museum holds. You have to get to Milwaukee and see these wondrous works of art.

the Milwaukee Art Museum

Beautiful views of the lake are found all around the museum.

 

The architecture of the  Milwaukee Art Museum is a work of art itself. The addition of the Quadracci Pavillion added to the wonder of the museum filled with 30,000 works of art. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava in 2001, the structure also goes by his last name. Twice a day, the wings of the Calatrava open and close. I was thankful that I caught them while they were open because they’re quite impressive.

 

Phenomena Blue Held Over, 1975 by Paul Jenkins
Me adoring Phenomena Blue Held Over, 1975 by Paul Jenkins
My Favorites of The Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum has four floors and over forty galleries to view, so I found it hard to get to everything. I am more inclined to modern and contemporary art. I didn’t know until looking at their website afterward that there were Monet, Degas, and Picasso works to see. I’m kind of hurt about that, but I know I’ll get to see them up close one day. But I did get to see Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Georgia O’Keefe. The MAM’s collection of Georgia O’Keefe is one of the largest in existence. I mean, she is a Wisconsin native!

 

Campbell's Soup, 1965 by Andy Warhol at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Campbell’s Soup, 1965 by Andy Warhol
Crying Girl, 1964 by Roy Lichtenstein at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Crying Girl, 1964 by Roy Lichtenstein
Water Lily Pond with Reflections, 1992 by Roy Lichtenstein at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Water Lily Pond with Reflections, 1992 by Roy Lichtenstein
Series I-No. 2 by Georgia O'Keefe at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Series I-No. 2 by Georgia O’Keefe

I definitely have to go back for a second visit and take in more art. There is a photography and video art exhibit that I missed. The Walk-In Infinity Chamber by Stanley Landsman wasn’t open for view. I’ve heard so much about it, and I was disappointed that I couldn’t experience it for myself. It’s crazy to think that I enjoyed it this much and there is still more to see. Add this to your list of Milwaukee destinations. There’s something for everyone inside. Check out my gallery below of all my favorite pieces.

 

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