Public art

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Brown begins work on long MacArthur Square mural

Published June 26, 2020

Artist Ken Brown has begun work on his 620-foot long mural, called "The Hero In You," on a 6-foot high wall that runs along MacArthur Square on North James Lovell Drive Downtown.

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You know what's NOT canceled? Sculpture MKE 2020

Published May 28, 2020

Just when it seems the pandemic is taking aim at nearly every bit of summer fun, the organizers of Sculpture Milwaukee have announced that the annual Downtown outdoor art exhibition IS ON for the fourth straight year.

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Downtown gets more murals and a new public art map

Published May 14, 2020

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force have announced artists for two more Downtown murals, including one on the south face of the 2nd Street skywalk that was made public in January.

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Potawatomi is giving away five Menomonee Valley sculptures

Published Nov. 7, 2019

Just east of Potawatomi lies a quirky sculpture garden at 1513 W. Canal St. in the Menomonee Valley. The garden has five sculptures that The Forest County Potawatomi Community - which now owns the site - is looking to give away to a good home.

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Milwaukee OG: "The Calling" AKA the orange sunburst sculpture

Published Sept. 30, 2019

Since it rose on Milwaukee's horizon in 1982, the bright orange sunburst sculpture - titled "The Calling" - raised controversy and opposing opinions in Milwaukee. But over time, it has become a symbol of Milwaukee like the yellow Hoan Bridge or the white wings of the art museum.