Milwaukee’s massive public art exhibition Sculpture Milwaukee returns to Downtown this summer, with 22 works on display down Wisconsin Avenue from June 7 to Oct. 27. Participating artists in this year’s exhibition include New York’s Roxy Paine, Atlanta-based Radcliffe Bailey, Berlin’s Elmgreen & Dragset, London’s Richard Woods and California’s John Baldessari, whose “Penguin” piece seems likely to be a crowd favorite.
Once again the exhibit is curated by Marilu Knode, former director of Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, and former Milwaukee Art Museum Director Russell Bowman. Each of the sculptures will be available for purchase.
“Every piece has a story to tell,” Knode said in a statement. “There’s John Baldessari, one of the most important American artists of the post-war period, and Beverly Pepper, the first artist to use Cor-Ten steel, who is still actively creating at 96 years young. Looking at the exhibition as a whole, the works use different combinations of abstraction and figuration to express the ideas of the artists.”
For a map and complete listing of all the artists, visit Sculpture Milwaukee’s website. Sculpture Milwaukee has also created an app that offers viewers a self-guided tour of the exhibition, and will host special events and docent-led tours throughout the summer.
And to enhance the viewing experience, Radio Milwaukee DJs have created a music pairing for the exhibition, pairing each sculpture with a song from a Milwaukee artist. You can stream those songs and find a map of exhibition below.
|Sculpture||Artist – “Song”|
|A Greater Perspective||Ben Wagner – “Take My Time”|
|Holiday Home||Arthur Ellison – “Home From Here”|
|Amanda Huff – “Cherry Limeade”|
|Cleft||Life In A Tree – “When You Know You Know”|
|Penguin||Fuzzysurf – “Problems”|
|Hot Dog Vendor||Dogs in Ecstasy – “You’ve Got To Get It While You Can”|
|Hera (half)||Def Harmonic – “Run The Tape”|
|Magical Thinking||Chris Siegel – “Give You Anything”|
|Seraphine-cherubin||Fatty Acids – “The Worst Part”|
|Large Boxing Hare||Caley Conway – “Cold Hymn”|
|Handy Darling / |
|Collections of Colonies of Bees – “Harms”|
|Heavy Metal Stack of Six||Genesis Renji – “Purple Stones”|
|Tilted Channel||Trapper Schoepp – “Tilt A Whirl”|
|Gild the Lily||Reyna – “Spill Your Colors”|
|Empathy for |
|Lex Allen – “I.D.E.N.T.I.T.Y.”|
|Sun & Moon Protector||Father Sky – “Gonna Find Home”|
|Tango Dancers||OQ – “Song You Can Dance To”|
|Curvae in Curvae||Hello Death – “The Coming Tide”|
|Black Stacked Frames||Body Futures – “Another Broken String”|
|Pensive||Painted Caves – “Paper Tigers: Ballad of the |