ON-Lion Letter
From September 2011 through January 2012, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) celebrates the 10th anniversary of its iconic building, the Quadracci Pavilion, with the exhibition Building a Masterpiece:  Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Designed by internationally renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the Quadracci Pavilion was the Spaniard's first completed commission in the United States.  In 2001, it was named Time's "Best Design of 2001."

The exhibition highlights the construction of the entirely custom-made project, a testament to Milwaukee's tradition of precision manufacturing and craftsmanship.  Watercolors, models, and photographs trace the evolution of the design, including the architectural wonder of the Burke Brise Soleil, perched high above the Quadracci Pavilion.

Museum visitors are also invited to submit their personal photographs of the Calatrava-designed addition, demonstrating how significantly the building has brought a sense of pride in, as well as international attention, to our city.  To submit photographs, join the Milwaukee Art Museum:  Calatrava's Quadracci Pavilion Flickr group.  For more details, see the Building a Masterpiece Photo Contest.

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation substantially supported MAM's addition of the Calatrava-designed building.
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