In preparation for a major addition by Santiago Calatrava, the Milwaukee Art Museum commissioned VHA to redesign its existing gallery spaces. The goal was to create an elegant, unified setting for the permanent collection with clear circulation routes for museum visitors.
Circulation through the reconfigured galleries is generous and each new space is proportioned for its particular type of art. All galleries are knit together by uniform wall, floor and lighting treatments. In addition, VHA designed carefully detailed freestanding walls and display cases for the entire museum.
In 2003, VHA designed the temporary exhibition Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland, including a monumental display case for Hans Memling's Last Judgement altarpiece.
Photographer: Timothy Hursley