May 4, 2001~ Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion opens

Burke Brise Soleil, Quadracci Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava

2001 / 72 steel fins / 217-foot wingspan / Milwaukee Art Museum

Santiago Calatrava’s artwork~
https://calatrava.com/art.html?all=yes
Link to 360 panoramic views of Milwaukee Art Museum~
http://rackphoto.com/pp/2011/02/16/mam-milwaukee-art-museum/

Previous May 4 posts:

Love & War~ May 4

“May 4, 1904: U.S. Dives Into Panama Canal”

Keith Haring: May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990

May 4, 1970~ Tragedy at Kent State

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/4~

March 18, 1990~ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft

Chez Tortoni by Édouard Manet

c.1875 / Oil on canvas / 10 1/4”x13 3/8” / Stolen from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Previous March 18 posts:

March 18~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Adam Elsheimer: Born March 18, 1578

Joseph Csaky: Born March 18, 1888

March 18, 1965: First Man to Walk in Space

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/18~

Marie Anna Zacharias~ born November 11, 1828

Marie Anna Zacharias (November 11, 1828 – February 15, 1907) was a German art patron, amateur artist, and co-founder & deputy president of the Hamburg Kunstfreunde (Friends of Art), a society of Hamburg’s fine arts patrons formed in 1893 and attached closely to the Hamburger Kunsthalle art museum.

Marie Zacharias was the center of a large circle of intellectual and artistic people. She enjoyed music, played the piano, painted, drew, wrote about art and cultural history, and was well known for the musical evenings at her home where artists, merchants, and officials gathered together.

In 1893, Zacharias’ close friend [Hamburger Kunsthalle director] Alfred Lichtwark founded the Gesellschaft Hamburgischer Kunstfreunde. Collectors, art lovers, and amateurs gathered for an exchange of ideas, up-to-date information about the Hamburger Kunsthalle, and the new acquisitions of the collection. Once a year they held an exhibition which included art by the members.

The society published a yearbook from 1895-1912, which was designed by the members themselves. Each volume contained vignettes and illustrations contributed by members. Until her death in 1907, Zacharias was represented in almost every volume of the society’s yearbooks. Later in life she concentrated on woodcuts, and she wrote her memoirs, “Family, City and Children Stories”. Marie Zacharias died at the age of 78 years; until 14 days before her death she was still taking drawing lessons. Her work can be found in the Museum of Hamburg History, the State Archives, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Three portraits of Zacharias painted by Leopold von Kalckreuth in 1904 at the suggestion of Lichtwark are also in the collection of the Hamburger Kunsthalle.