"MAM, excuse me, MAM" Top 5 Page for this destination Milwaukee Art Museum Tip by blaird

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee: 16 reviews and 27 photos

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by blaird

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM), better known as the Calatrava, is a masterpiece of architecture. It was top rated in the design category in Time's Best of 2001.

It is nicknamed the Calatrava after the Spanish engineer-architect Santiago Calatrava. This guy is truly amazing!

Time describes it better than me, "For his first completed work in the U.S., Calatrava provided a showstopping new addition for the Milwaukee Museum of Art. His low-slung extension is crowned by a supreme statement, the upward arc of his brise de soleil. It's a sunscreen with "wings" made of 72 steel-pipe ribs. They rise and fall from a diagonal spine like a bird on an ascending flight path."

What a wonderful addition to the Milwaukee lakesore.

The museum is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs a measly $6.

Address: 700 N. Art Museum Drive
Directions: It's on Lincoln Memorial Drive and follow signs to the Museum.
Phone: 414-224-3200
Website: http://www.mam.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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