Family looking at the architecture of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Windhover Hal
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Doors Open Milwaukee

September 23, 2023, 10:00 am5:00 pm

In-personFree to the Public

During this city-wide celebration of Milwaukee culture, visit the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion to explore its iconic architecture.

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The following activities are free to enjoy; Museum admission is not needed.

10 AM–5 PM | See the film It Started with a Dream in Lubar Auditorium, and learn how architects, engineers, and construction teams worked with Museum leadership to transform Calatrava’s watercolor sketches into Milwaukee’s largest work of art.

11 AM–4 PM | Join a docent-led tour to explore the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Tours begin on the hour.

NOON–3 PM | Enjoy live performances every 15 minutes of an original musical composition created in response to the Quadracci Pavilion as part of Access Contemporary Music’s Songs About Buildings and Moods series.


Extend your visit to the galleries by reserving an admission ticket in advance. Continue exploring with the Architecture Family Guide and audio guide throughout the weekend. Bring your smartphone and earbuds to enjoy the audio guides available at


Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 + Google Map