Explore a Massive Collection of Masterpieces at the Milwaukee Art Museum14 June 2018
The Milwaukee Art Museum is the culmination of more than a century of art collectors scouring the globe for masterpieces. Together, they collected more than 30,000 of them, an impressive roundup that attracts more than 400,000 visitors to the museum every year. At a sprawling 341,000 square feet, these visitors have plenty of space to explore.
The buildings themselves are works of art. Take, for example, the War Memorial Center designed in 1957 by Eero Saarinen, a Finnish-American architect, and the Quadracci Pavilion dreamt up by Santiago Calatrava of Spain. These buildings house more than 40 galleries, which showcase contemporary European and American works of art, as well as pieces from Germany and Haiti. It also boasts the largest group of paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, an illustrious artist who was also a Wisconsin native.