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The Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is located on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 154 KB)Copyright © 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 154 KB)Copyright © 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan A different sunset on the lake. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... State nickname: Badger State Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Official language(s) None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896 (18th)  - Density...


The museum's history began in 1888 when 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 the early 1900s the Milwaukee Art Institute was founded. The Milwaukee Art Center (now the MAM) was formed when these two groups joined in 1957. 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The term panorama originally referred to panoramic painting, but today means any high aspect ratio or wide screen image or film format, especially suitable for landscapes, where a lot of scenery can be taken in at a glance. ... // Events and Trends Technology Lawrence Hargrave makes the first stable wing design for a heavier-than-air aircraft Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first documented flight in a powered heavier-than-air aircraft Mass production of automobile Wide popularity of home phonograph Panama Canal is built by the United... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The MAM's 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. An Old Master (or old master) is one of the great European painters who lived 1500 through 1800, or a painting by one of these painters. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) The 19th century lasted from 1801 to 1900 in the Gregorian calendar (using the Common Era system of year numbering). ... A collection of historic images taken during the 20th century. ... On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Georgia O’Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1950 Georgia Totto OKeeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist, widely regarded as one of the greatest modernist painters of the 20th century. ...


The MAM recently gained international recognition with the construction of the new white concrete Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava (his first American commission), which opened on May 4, 2001. The structure contains a moveable, wing-like brise soleil (pictured below) which opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. Calatrava is known for his organically inspired designs, such as LUmbracle at his Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Santiago Calatrava's brise soleil from the rear

The building has since become a symbol for the city of Milwaukee. The galleries themselves are contained the MAM's older building, a 1957 Eero Saarinen commission (along with the Milwaukee County War Memorial) added to by Kahler, Fitzhugh and Scott of Milwaukee in 1975. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 698 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Milwaukee Art Museum ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 698 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Milwaukee Art Museum ... Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910, in Kirkkonummi, Finland – September 1, 1961, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) was a Finnish-American architect of the 20th century famous for his simple sweeping and arching shapes. ...

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The dramatic setting of the Milwaukee Art Museum on Lake Michigan is also the site of Eero Saarinen's 1957 War Memorial and an earlier art center (later renamed the Milwaukee Art Museum) built in 1957 by the Milwaukee firm of Kahler, Slater, and Fitzhugh Scott.
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