Milwaukee Art Museum


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Someone removed the “UM” from the end of this door decal leading to one of the lower level galleries. Still makes perfect sense.

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This is the long west side hallway of the Calatrava wing, an addition to the museum completed in 2001. It is very shiny and reflective. Also a bit cold and sterile. But that’s just my opinion.

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Textile piece by Sonji Yarbrough Hunt.

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Close-up of a large piece by Milwaukee artist Reginald Baylor.

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These iconic little people grace the beams of the west hallway and make their own counter-arch from north to south. They are also in a similar configuration on the other side of the beams when walking from south to north. Even traffic symbols and restroom indicators enjoy a day at the museum.

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This piece is really cool and I hadn’t seen it before today. It is down in the back of the War Memorial building where museum visitors can enter from the north parking lot. Two local 5th grade classes spent time learning about US history and then created this large, beautiful “Freedom Mural” with help from artist Sally Duback. There was no photography allowed in the special exhibit we came to see upstairs, so I spent my energies shooting this. I just love it.

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Fireworks!

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A close-up of some of the “junk” and stuff that comprises the mural.

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And here at the end of the day, outside the building in back by the north parking lot, numerous visitors have affixed their exhibition stickers to this power box on their way out.

4 responses to “Milwaukee Art Museum

  1. Ann, it was so nice meeting you recently…long after you made this post. So, I am proud that you found my work worthy of including in your document of the art “muse” visit. Those little people decals were also done as a commission by the museum by Reginald Baylor.

    • It was really nice meeting you too! Thanks for visiting the blog. I was drawn to your piece the first time I saw it and am glad I own a bit of your work. Thanks for the extra info on Baylor’s people. 🙂

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