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On Friday, March 11th, about 16 students and 6 faculty members from the Harrington College of Design met at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Museums Hall. The mission? Spend the day visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century.

Students and faculty had the opportunity to gain insight from Harrington’s own History instructor, Richard Joncas, who shared his knowledge about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and life while everyone toured the exhibit. Check some glimpse from the field trip below!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Urban model

See more photos from the trip by clicking here.

A work of art in itself, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is easily recognizable for its gorgeous architecture. As Wiki states, “The MAM recently gained international recognition with the construction of the white concrete Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava (his first completed project in the United States), which opened on May 4, 2001. The pavilion was engineered by the Milwaukee-based engineering firm, Graef, while the construction manager was also Milwaukee-based, C.G. Schmidt. The structure contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil which opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. The brise soleil hassince become a symbol for the city of Milwaukee.”

If you haven’t had the chance to visit the MAM in person be sure to make the trip!

Photos by Peter Klick

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