Sculpture Milwaukee artist Alison Saar to speak at Milwaukee Art Museum on August 17
The lecture is free to Museum members and free to the general public with Museum admission.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (August 3, 2017) – Los Angeles-based artist Alison Saar, one of the 21 artists displaying works in Sculpture Milwaukee, will deliver a lecture at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:15 p.m. Known for working in themes rooted in African traditions, Saar’s piece, Summer (2011) made of bronze, is positioned at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. until Oct. 22. The lecture is free to Museum members and free to the general public with Museum admission.
Sculpture Milwaukee is an outdoor urban sculpture experience in downtown Milwaukee, on view June 1 – Oct. 22. Featuring 22 sculptures by 21 artists, the pieces are located along Wisconsin Avenue from 6th Street to O’Donnell Park and are free to the public. The installation is slated to be an annual exhibition, highlighting new artists and works each year. Sculptures within the installation are available for purchase.
A percentage of the commission of each sale will be reinvested into Sculpture Milwaukee for continuation of the program into future years.
Alison Saar draws stories and myths from her diverse African American, Native American and European family history to create sculptures, prints, drawings and mixed media works. In them she merges the personal and the public, the positive and the negative of human life and spirit. Alison Saar began showing her work in the early 1990s, while still living in her native Los Angeles. She has had numerous commissions, including with the Garth Fagan Dance Company for a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; the Harriet Tubman Memorial, New York; and a Monument to the Great Northern Migration in Bronzeville, Chicago.
For more information on Alison Saar or Sculpture Milwaukee, visit www.sculpturemilwaukee.com.
About Sculpture Milwaukee
Sculpture Milwaukee is the vision of Steve Marcus, a local philanthropist and chairman of the board of The Marcus Corporation. Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21, a 501(c)(3) organization, serves as the administrative arm of the project with many Milwaukee organizations and institutions lending their support. This tremendous gift to the community is made possible through grants, in-kind donations and sponsorships. For more information, visit www.sculpturemilwaukee.com or call 414.220.4700.
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