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.