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What exactly is the "Quilts of Gee's Bend?" I was in Milwaukee a few times this summer and I agree that the Calatrava addition to the art museum is awesome, but apparently that exhibit had not opened yet...
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What exactly is the "Quilts of Gee's Bend?"  I was in Milwaukee a few times this summer and I agree that the Calatrava addition to the art museum is awesome, but apparently that exhibit had not opened yet...
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Versaceman, if you are from Milwaukee, check out the killer exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum called "The Quilts of Gee's Bend." You will love it. Be prepared to witness the effect these visual masterpieces will have on the world of style and fashion. They are truly stunning, and the new MAM building is unbelievable. I saw the exhibit in Houston and New York, and was there for the opening in Milwaukee, as luck would have it. Go see it. You'll be glad you did.
I'll have to check that out. Yes, I am from Milwaukee and go to a school along the lake, just North of the museum, so it's only a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride for me to go there. I agree, the expansion is beautiful. I read from a few sources that major architectual associations consider it one of the top 10 most important buildings of the century (last century) just because of how revolutionary some of the architecture is. BTW, did you see the last exhibit they had? It was on Brook Stevens, an industrial designer from milwaukee. He was responsible for the design of many cars, trains, the original oscar mayer weinermobile, and a whole bunch of other things. They had a huge train that he designed parked out in front of the museum, it was very impressive.
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Versaceman, if you are from Milwaukee, check out the killer exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum called "The Quilts of Gee's Bend." You will love it. Be prepared to witness the effect these visual masterpieces will have on the world of style and fashion. They are truly stunning, and the new MAM building is unbelievable. I saw the exhibit in Houston and New York, and was there for the opening in Milwaukee, as luck would have it. Go see it. You'll be glad you did.
I'll have to check that out.  Yes, I am from Milwaukee and go to a school along the lake, just North of the museum, so it's only a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride for me to go there.  I agree, the expansion is beautiful.  I read from a few sources that major architectual associations consider it one of the top 10 most important buildings of the century (last century) just because of how revolutionary some of the architecture is.   BTW, did you see the last exhibit they had?  It was on Brook Stevens, an industrial designer from milwaukee.  He was responsible for the design of many cars, trains, the original oscar mayer weinermobile, and a whole bunch of other things.   They had a huge train that he designed parked out in front of the museum, it was very impressive.
I didn't see the Brooks Stevens exhibit, but I heard about it. The Quilts of Gee's Bend just opened on Sept 24 or something like that. The Calatrava wing is truly remarkable. It's unlike any building I've ever seen (complete with moving wings that open in the morning and close in the evening). The inside is awesome. I stood there for about half an hour just looking around and gaping.
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