Milwaukee Art Museum 2004

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is an art museum in MilwaukeeWisconsin. Its collection contains nearly 25,000 works of art. It is one of the largest museums in the United States. 

In the latter half of the 20th century, the museum came to include the War Memorial Center in 1957 as well as the brutalist Kahler Building (1975) designed by David Kahler and the Quadracci Pavilion (2001) created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

The Quadracci Pavilion contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil that opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet (66 m) during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. The pavilion received the 2004 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. This iconic building, often referred to as “the Calatrava”, is used in the museum logo.