• Santiago Cucullu

    Milwaukee Art Museum

    Santiago Calatrava’s Quadracci Pavilion, completed in 2001, is the architectural antithesis to the Milwaukee Art Museum’s original Eero Saarinen building. Skeletal and dazzling white, Calatrava’s expansion flaunts its pièce de résistance: the Burke brise soleil, a series of steel rods forming two massive fins engineered to raise and lower like the wings of a bird. Connecting Calatrava’s gracile landmark to Saarinen’s blocky mass are two long and narrow enclosed walkways, also designed by Calatrava, that are used as exhibition spaces. It is in one of these, the seemingly endless west galleria,

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