Inspired by the urban street photography featured in "Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography 1940-1959" at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I've shared a snapshot of a Milwaukee landmark each day for the 10 days leading up to the "MAM After Dark" last night. Hopefully, you made it to "MAM After Dark" last night! Good luck on your last photo!
Yesterday's photo: Urban Ecology Center
If you've wandered your way through Riverside Park, you'd know this Milwaukee wonder. Housing the Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl., and dedicated to all things green, this building was designed by Kubala Washatko Architects. The four-story, metal-sided, timber-frame building dons large porches and a rooftop photovoltaic array.
This award-winning "green" building houses the main offices, resource areas and classrooms.
Want to participate in today's photo? Taken from unique angles, your task is to figure out which iconic Milwaukee building is in the photograph. The pictures will start out easy but get progressively more challenging, so submit your best guess and check back daily to find yesterday's reveal. Ready to start? Just click here.
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"Street Seen," on view through April 25, examines post-World War II street photography in New York and offers an unforgettable look into a pivotal moment in our history. For more information, visit mam.org/streetseen.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.
After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined OnMilwaukee.com as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.
Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.