Arts: Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

The stunning Milwaukee Museum of Art

Greetings to everyone!!

As our summer visit with friends and family dwindles down to this weekend, John and I spontaneously decided a long overdue visit to the world famous Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by the world renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

It is truly a world class collection housed in a beautiful structure on the shores of Lake Michigan.  The collection dated back to 1888 with over 30,000 works of art.

Here is a small selection of our favorites.

View of Lake Michigan from Windhover Hall.
Baumgartner Galleria reminds us of the great hall in The Wizard of Oz.

Kohl’s Art Generation Lab included an exceptional collection of Haitian Art.  These were our favorites.

The Shepard’s Dream, by Jasmin Joseph, 1923.
Crowded Market, 1972. Laurent Casimer.

The Upper Midwest is known for its famous furniture designers.

This wall is a “who’s who” of mid century designers.

Here are some of the Impressionists images we liked.

In Schwabing 1912, Gabriele Munter
The Wheat Field, Maurice de Vlaminck, 1906
Houses on Wintry Road, Gabriele Munter, 1910.

One of the biggest surprises of the day was an isolated gallery of original etchings by several master artists.

Eugene Delacroix, 1849
Francisco de Goya, 1797.
Francisco de Goya, 1816.
Picasso, 1961
Picasso, 1945
Salvador Dali, 1977
Edouard Manet, 1867

In the “just for fun” section are numerous surprises.

A secret “self portrait” just for fun!

We’ll go back.  We only saw about a third of the museum.  There is also a great gift shop and two cafes.  It sounds like another outing!

Love to all!

J&J

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