Friday, May 8, 2009

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is located on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The museum's was first started in 1872. The museum is home to over 25,000 works of art. It gained international recognition with the construction of the new white concrete Quadracci Pavilion, which opened in 2001. The structure contains a moveable, 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.

Architect : Santiago Calatrava

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