Get your culture fix and some fresh air, too. Sculpture Milwaukee is back and has once again turned Wisconsin Avenue into a free, outdoor art exhibition.
The organization’s lineup this year includes a well-curated mix of works by up-and-coming as well as established artists. And, for the first time ever, the show is expanding into the Third Ward, and much of it will remain on view through the winter.
Here are three of the can’t-miss works included in the show this year, and where you’ll find them.
FIND IT IN FRONT OF THE WISCONSIN CENTER
Ward pays tribute to Harlem’s Apollo Theater by recreating its iconic sign. The neon letters occasionally flicker, though, so that the sign spells out poll. Consider it a reminder to vote this November.
FIND IT OUTSIDE THE U.S. BANK CENTER
This verisimilar piece by Price – who often portrays contemporarily dressed Black men in a classical style to explore race and representation – will travel from the artist’s London studio to Milwaukee for its world debut.
FIND IT ON BROADWAY IN THE THIRD WARD
This enormous sculpture of a Solo cup is part of a series meant to emphasize environmental responsibility. Crown wrote that she wanted “to make something that normally feels benign impossible to ignore.”