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Gotye toured the Milwaukee Art Museum over the weekend.
Gotye toured the Milwaukee Art Museum over the weekend. (Photo: Milwaukee Art Museum)

How Gotye crashed my visit of the Milwaukee Art Museum

Time flies when you're having fun, so they say. They are right.

I'm coming up on six months now here at OnMilwaukee.com, but so much has been happening in the sports world I haven't quite been able to get to "everything" Milwaukee (which is probably selling the city a bit short in assuming it can all be taken in over 170-some odd days).

On my to-do list was a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

I've driven past it hundreds of times in the last six years I've been coming in and out of the city, but never once did I step inside. Shame on me, yes, but it was worth the wait.

I joined a tour this past weekend, and it couldn't have been a better experience. The staff was friendly, and the tour guide picked out some interesting pieces to highlight. She was not only knowledgeable but had some personality and fun facts about an artist or piece.

You can think, "Oh, of course he'll say that," but this guy was there and thought so, too.

He was a good guy to spend the afternoon with – very nice, approachable and very interested in the tour, the building and the art.

He was no doubt thrilled to be hanging with me, too, but the security detail did a good job in keeping the rest of the tour from bothering me too much. That was much appreciated.

The airy layout of the museum helped that, also. There was room to move around, stand far away and take in the whole exhibit (or piece, depending on its size). You were also able to get up close and look at some of the fine detail on many of the exhibits as well.

Due to some time constraints I didn't get to see the entire museum, which I think was the right decision the first go 'round – there will be new things to see the next time!

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