Saturday, July 25, 2009

Milwaukee Art Museum

Had a wonderful day full of sights. Early to rise, bus trip north with Mom to see the Milwaukee Art Museum and visit the Germanfest. We were off to a late start as first bus broke down before arriving and about 40 minutes passed before replacement arrived. Museum seemed so small from the outside and viewing map was simply astonishing. There is so much space in builing appearing so small. We were only scheduled an hour and a half at museum and one couldn't begin to appreciate the treasures within. Focused on current exhibits of American originals. The Eight include Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks,
Maurice B. Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan. First generation of American Modernists. Charles Rolphs Artistic Furniture left me wondering where a man could find so much time to be so creative. From there we ran from gallery to gallery, not knowing where we were or the way back out. There had already been a maximum exposure to works and really the sponge was filling quickly. Wonderful place, hope I get back again soon.


april said...

Yikes! Looks like a space ship. But what a nice excursion.

Doris said...

It is modeled after a boat, and the sails rise and fall at scheduled hours. Amazing building set on the harbor. Water fountains and gardens I missed getting shots of.

butterfly woman said...

Yes, it does look like something has landed from another planet. I've never been to this museum, but now I'm curious. Never a dull moment, with the bus breaking down. All turned out well, sounds like wonderful mother-daughter artist date!.
Great way to fill well with new ideas and art images!
P.S. Great photo shot, by the way.

Doris said...

Thanks! It will be remembered for a long time!