Archinect - News 2015-11-30T08:44:28-05:00 Milwaukee Art Museum set to reopen after $34M renovation and expansion project Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T15:06:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T15:15:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Milwaukee Art Museum is due to reopen on 24 November after a 14-month, $34m renovation that brings the institution back from the brink. When the museum made the unorthodox decision to begin planning an expansion at the height of the recession in 2009, mould flourished, floors buckled and ceilings leaked in the two buildings that housed the permanent collection. [...] Roberts says: &ldquo;People who know our museum will not believe that this is the same museum.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private money attracts big-name architects to design new museums in Beirut</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading up to its September-20 opening, Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new Broad museum</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki</a></li></ul> Going Bald For Ai Weiwei: A Righteous Head-Shaving Performance Sharpens Debate Over Milwaukee Museum's Collaboration With China Archinect 2011-06-08T20:29:58-04:00 >2011-06-08T20:29:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Forget petitions: art professionals are showing their support for detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in increasingly creative ways. Last week, Milwaukee-based Mike Brenner shaved his head into a style reminiscent of Ai's outside the Milwaukee Art Museum as a show of support for the artist, who has been missing for over two months.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>