Kohler Arts Center

Trip Start Mar 02, 2011
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Trip End Oct 14, 2011


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Kohler Arts Center

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Monday, September 19, 2011




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I went to the Kohler Arts Center today. Like yesterday, my perception of what I was going to see wasn't accurate. (I re-worked this portion of the trip while I was on the road after I found my original plans for Voyageurs and Isle Royale National Parks wouldn't work out due to the reduced ferry and tour schedules late in the season, which weren't available yet when I planned the trip, so I wasn't able to do much research.)

I had seen something about how they had displays of bathroom fixtures done by artists. I thought that that was all the museum displayed. In fact, the Kohler Arts Center is a 100,000 square foot art museum with galleries, performance space, classrooms for the arts-based pre-school arts, and lecture halls for demonstrations and lectures. They also fund an arts/industry program, the primary component of which is a residency program at Kohler Company where artists have the opportunity to spend two to six months creating works of art utilizing industrial materials and equipment.

And it does have bathroom fixtures created by some of the artists while they're at Kohler. These fixtures aren't museum displays but are working plumbing in the six bathrooms in the facility.

Most of the museum was dedicated to a temporary exhibit called Hiding Places: Memory in the Arts, which was split into four parts: From Memory, Forgot Memory, Shared Memory and Holding Memory, which explored various aspects of memory.

After touring the museum I headed for Racine. I got a room in Kenosha on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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