Doors Open 2014...II

Day two of Doors Open Milwaukee started with me visiting one of two Frank Lloyd Wright houses on Burnham Street. Very well architectured buildings as Frank Lloyd Wright is known for. Inside was kind of small, but probably huge for the time it was built back in 1915. Next was The Milwaukee Club and Belvedere. The Milwaukee Club was only opened to people who had tickets, which were given out in advance. So we toured the Belvedere, which was quite historic in itself. The domed ceiling and it's artwork was definitely something to see. The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts was my next stop. From the outside, you would never know what's going on inside this building. The Marcus Center is home to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Ballet, First Stage Children's Theater and other local arts organizations. It was designed in the Brutalist style by noted Chicago architect Harry Weese. The Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School Of Engineering is probably one of the top three tourist attractions in Milwaukee, and I had to check it out. It is home to the world's most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. The Museum is named in honor of Dr. Eckhart Grohmann, a Milwaukee School Of Engineering Regent, Milwaukee businessman and avid art collector. The museum has three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed along with feature exhibitions. There is also a rooftop sculpture garden, which has life-sized statues that depict various forms of work. It's a must-see! The Milwaukee School Of Engineering Alumni Partnership Center(formerly the Val. Blatz Brewing Company) was a cool place to visit. There was a walk-in vault, a hand-carved fireplace mantel in the "Great Room" and a cool Grandfather clock. After that, I went to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. This Church is so awesome, words can't describe it. Stained glass windows, a huge sanctuary and a 5,000-pipe organ system that will blow you away! My last stop of the day was the Milwaukee School Of Engineering's Kern Center. There, I got the chance to see the fitness center, indoor running track, soccer field and hockey rink.