The Quadracci Pavilion


The Quadracci Pavilion is the Milwaukee Art Museum’s 2001 addition and encompasses the sum total of the Museum’s rental spaces, save for the Museum Café. Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the pavilion has become the forefront of Milwaukee’s lakefront and an international icon to the city.

Weddings, ceremonies, and large conferences of up to 1,000 or more guests are the most popular events hosted within the Quadracci Pavilion. The pavilion includes Lubar Auditorium, Baumgartner Terrace, and both the Baumgartner and Schroeder Gallerias.

The Quadracci Pavilion is celebrated as an unmatched venue in Milwaukee, lending your event unprecedented interior scenery. Such amenities and options as the Burke Brise Soleil, complimentary gallery access, the visual elements of each individual space, and the Museum’s in-house Catering by Café Calatrava set events in the pavilion apart.


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  • Over 25,000 square feet of event space, excluding Lubar Auditorium
  • Capacity up to 1,000 people
  • Reduced admission to the Museum’s Collection galleries and feature exhibition
  • Burke Brise Soleil, with its 217-foot wingspan, opens, flaps, and closes with the start of your event, the highlight of your choosing, and at the end of the event
  • Views in every direction of Lake Michigan, downtown Milwaukee, Veteran’s Park, and Pier Wisconsin
  • Fluid guest traffic between Windhover Hall and Baumgartner and Schroeder Gallerias
  • Catering by Café Calatrava, the Museum’s in-house catering service
  • The Museum’s on-site audio visual equipment and services
  • The Museum’s on-site rental equipment
  • Heated and secure parking on-site