MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES ARCHITECTURE IN 2011 - NEW EXHIBITIONS ON FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, THE FORBIDDEN CITY, AND CALATRAVA’S MASTERPIECE
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic addition designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Milwaukee Art Museum has announced an ambitious exhibition and program series for 2011 that focuses on architecture. The Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion—whose moving parts are unprecedented in U.S. architecture—has resulted in a revitalised waterfront in Milwaukee, allowed for acclaimed exhibitions, and more than doubled Museum attendance.
The 2011 anniversary program will present three exhibitions, Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century (February 12–May 15, 2011), The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City (June 11–September 11, 2011), and Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum (September 8, 2011–January 1, 2012). In addition, the Museum will feature symposiums and panel discussions on architecture and special events with visiting architects.