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Inside the Museum Beside the Lake

Photograph by Sonja Bingen

The Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin is a magnificent work of art. Quadracci Pavilion is a sculptural, postmodern addition designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. A moveable sunscreen, with a 217-foot wingspan, unfolds and folds twice daily, soaring above Lake Michigan in the afternoon sun like a huge sail ready to take off on a journey without end. Ethel Mortenson Davis is walking with Joey, our autistic grandchild, while William, the artist, is by the window in this room dappled with sun and shadow, looking out at shining lake waters.

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