See Downtown’s Big, New Sculptures
Sculpture Milwaukee is open for the season.
Sculpture Milwaukee is back for its third season and the sculptures are bigger than ever.
Twenty-two sculptures line Wisconsin Avenue, running from N. 5th St. east to the street’s terminus near the Milwaukee Art Museum. In the middle of it all is a massive piece by artist Carlos Rolón, custom made for the exhibition, that is installed directly on the two-story lobby of Chase Tower.
Beyond Rolón’s eye-catching piece, a number of other large pieces command your attention including Red Grooms‘ “Hot Dog Vendor” and “Tango Dancers” located at opposite ends of the exhibit.
An oversized sculpture that doubled as a functional oven was planned by Wisconsin artist John Riepenhoff, but didn’t come together in time for the exhibition and has been delayed until next year.
All of the works are available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to sustain the annual sculpture exhibition. The majority of the exhibit is financed by local sponsors. The non-profit endeavor, created by Marcus Corp. chairman Stephen Marcus, is being curated by Marilu Knode and Russell Bowman.
The pieces will be on display through October.
You can see them all in our photo gallery below, but if you want to see the actual sculptures and learn the stories behind them join Urban Milwaukee’s guided tour on June 12th.
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