I spent quite a bit of time early in my visit trying to capture the building's architecture. The building is faced with white and near-white panels. And the windows are broken up with horizontal dividers. Here is a shot of the building's main entrance.
The most distinctive architectural element of the building is the end opposite the main entrance which is wedge-shaped, coming to a very sharp point, as shown in the following shot.
Although this was shot at a wide focal length of 30mm, the result is not that much of an exaggeration; this is essentially how it looks.
Here is a shot of this same corner taken from inside.
Not as interesting. Might have been interesting had the sky been a clear blue.
The building's interior features a long corridor along the west side on both the first and second floors, with galleries and other spaces extending off the corridor to the east. Here are a couple of shots of the first floor corridor . . .
and one of the second.
The effect is of a very open space, particularly on the second floor.
And now for some of the featured art. Although the museum is modest in size, it features a number of interesting pieces, including the following.
(Is she playing with a yo-yo?)
As usual, I found myself shooting what I thought were the more interesting aspects of some of the works, rather than the full work.
Here is a full shot of a very large (at least 15 feet across) painting.
A little creepy, really, as a few of the figures had a zombie-like demeanor.
As in the past, I find myself enjoying photographing sculpture because the three-dimensionality adds a depth-of-field component. The following was technically three-dimensional--a small cabinet painted in flamboyant stripes--but the shot I took was of its two-dimensional front surface (except for the round knobs).
The most interesting gallery consisted of a special exhibit of contemporary glass art. Here is a general view at that gallery.
And here are some of the individual pieces.
These are glass ears of corn.
Here is a close-up of a vase.
Admittedly, the observer cannot discern what this is, but I liked the abstract pattern.
A collection of plates hung on the wall formed another interesting abstract.
I'm not sure what the following piece was intended to represent, but I liked its whimsical design.
Here is a close-up showing a bit more detail.
Following are shots of pieces that were positioned on the wall.
The secret here is that I turned these shots upside down because I liked the play of the shadows.
And finally here is a shot of a life-sized gorilla that looked like it was made of ceramic or plaster that had been studded with thousands of small glass beads and then further adorned with larger crystal balls.
I liked the simplicity of this shot of a complex piece of art.
Meanwhile, I thought I would include a couple of shots outside of MOWA. This first speaks for itself.
And I found these characters outside of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust facility located adjacent to MOWA.
I think I've seen these guys--or their cousins--before.