Milwaukee Art Museum released this design of a new
building that will feature an additional entrance
and glass atrium along the lakefront.
Submitted artist rendering
MILWAUKEE Ė The Milwaukee Art Museum released designs
for a proposed new building that will include a glass
atrium along the lakefront.
The 17,000-square foot building is part of a $15 million
project to reorganize more than 30,000 works of art in
the museumís permanent collection galleries in the War
Memorial Complex. Milwaukee County will spend another
$10 million to repair the Saarinen and Kahler buildings,
which it owns.
The project advanced last July when the Milwaukee County
Board passed the measure unanimously.
The museumís glass atrium would create an additional
entrance to the museum, as well as places that sit
nearby along the lakefront. The project also includes
creating additional gallery space, the reclaiming of
some existing space for presenting art, improving
lighting with new LED bulbs throughout the museumís
galleries and additional bathrooms on every level.
The museum will remain open throughout the restoration
process and its major events like the Lakefront Festival
of Art, MAM After Dark, and Yoga and Art in Bloom will
continue. Feature exhibits will remain in the Calatrava
Repairs and restorations to the Milwaukee County War
Memorial and the Milwaukee Art Museum are set to begin
in the fall.