Grohmann Museum Statues (Again)

Ever since noticing the Grohmann Museum statues’ reflection in the office building across the street last week, I’ve been sort of obsessed with them.  Maybe not literally, but I’ve definitely begun looking up at them A LOT (and whipping out my iPhone) whenever I approach the building.  The other day I even went up to the rooftop garden, which is closed for the season, so I could take pictures through the glass windows.  Here are some of my results.



Grohmann statues



The two guys in this last photo are the ones whose reflection inspired all this picture taking in the first place.

It seems like I’ve been posting nothing but photographs on my blog recently—sorry about that if you stop by regularly and would rather read text!  I guess I’m just in a “visual” frame of mind lately 🙂

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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5 Responses to Grohmann Museum Statues (Again)

  1. Lovely shots, I hate to admit I have never actually noticed them. I am glad to know about them and will keep a look out for them when I am in the area.


  2. scissna says:

    I like the pics. Makes me want to put more pictures with my words. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the statues….well with the whole “Man” at Work theme, I guess. There is one woman statue on the east side of the building – I don’t think she made your pics. And there are two women in the entryway mosaic/painting. Madam Curie and a bare-breasted Venus from one of the mythological paintings in the collection called, if I remember, Vulcan at the Forge…I don’t think Vulcan was included on the ceiling, however. I wish MSOE would have anticipated the coming of the 21st Century and named the collection without the generic “Man”. Something like “Human Endeavor” would have been so much more inclusive of woman and would have broadened the definition of “work.” Showing naked breasts on the ceiling of the entry is also offensive to many for a multitude of reasons. If that is the only choice one has then so be it. But the collection has hundreds of pieces if not over a thousand….they couldn’t find one clothed working woman to put on the ceiling to be the first woman seen in the museum?


    • Well said! I didn’t notice the woman statue, so I’ll be sure to check for her. I’m rarely close enough to the building on the east side (parking lot) to notice the figures on top of that wall.


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