Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava of Spain, the museum structure is known for its "Burke Brise Soleil", or sunshade which greatly and silently rolls up against the backdrop of Lake Michigan
Photos by: William H. Jacobs
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This museum houses more than 35,000 works of art housed on four floors, with works from antiquity to the present.
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Brise soleil is an architectural feature of a building that reduces heat gain within that building by deflecting sunlight.