4/6 at 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum
10 a.m. Depart from Kenilworth Union
Noon Watch closing of the signature wings
12:15–1:15 p.m. Docent Tour
1:15 p.m. Lunch and/or Free Time to Browse
2:30 p.m. Leave Museum
4 p.m. Arrive at Kenilworth Union
Milwaukee Art Museum: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202, 414-224-3220
76 Miles, 1 Hour, 40 Minutes Directions here
- We will arrive by noon to see the museum’s signature wings, the Burke Brise Soleil, form a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan. The entire structure weighs 90 tons. It takes 3.5 minutes for the wings to open or close. According to architect, Santiago Calatrava, the Quadracci Pavilion’s design “responds to the culture of the lake: the sailboats, the weather, the sense of motion and change.
- The 341,000-square-foot Museum includes the War Memorial Center (1957) designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, the Kahler Building (1975) by David Kahler, and the Quadracci Pavilion (2001) created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
- Four floors of over forty galleries of art are rotated regularly with works from antiquity to the present. The Museum also holds one of the largest collections of works by Wisconsin native Georgia O’Keeffe.
- Important artists represented include Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Winslow Homer, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Jóan Miro, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol.
Group Fee = $14, Due by Friday, March 29
Please contact Carol Berry for additional information.