I spent Saturday at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. To read about the Folk art exhibit I saw see my Blog post about it. But here are photos of the Museum. It is a complete work of art in and of itself.
It is a spectacular piece of architecture, designed by Santiago Calatrava, I am amazed at the gift the City of Milwaukee and its benefactors have given to the art world.
The entrance is spectacular, the lighting unfailing, and the space inspiring.
It is also an Art museum where it is immediately and comfortably evident it is meant for everyone. The two main exhibits were a Folk Art exhibit and the Wisconsin Scholastic Exhibit for High School students. Then came the permanent collection which is widely varied and wonderfully curated.
The cafeteria is also beautifully set on a bank of windows and we felt like we were dining al fresco, even on this winter's day.
Lest you think that the museum is all modern angles and white, here is a 360 degree look at the Layton Gallery; a magically room with the paintings displayed "salon style" to the ceiling. You could spent an entire day in just this room.