Today the Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States. Begun back in 1888 when Milwaukee was just a small port town on Lake Michigan it has expanded over the years until today it is one of the most amazing museums I have visited. The current building, built in 1975, is itself a work of art, inside and out. When I was here before they had not yet built the latest galleries, which were finished in 2015. I spent a very enjoyable afternoon here, and then had an equally enjoyable walk back to my hotel. The temperature in the 70’s and the breeze off the lake were such a refreshing change after another brutal summer in Savannah.
The collection is huge, covering such a wide range from antiquity to the present. I especially liked the way much of the art was grouped – not just lines of paintings on a wall. It is an amazing place. I love it!!