Giant inflatable artwork brings full moon to pop-up lunar festival
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A full moon will rise above Catalano Square in the Third Ward from Friday, Aug. 9 until Sunday, Aug. 11, as Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon appears as part of a three-day festival hosted by the Black Box Fund.
Under One Moon, a pop-up festival that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 20, 1969, will include everything from moon songs to lunar chalk art to dance, theater and poetry performances, lectures by space experts and more.
Above it all will rise British artist Jerram's inflatable art installation – 23 feet in diameter – created using photography from NASA.
"Every culture has its own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationship to the moon, yet despite these differences, the moon connects us all," said Jerram.
A Facebook page for the event can be seen here.
The Black Box Fund is a nonprofit that, according to its mission, "supports public art, music and performance that inspires, educates and enhances the well-being of our Milwaukee communities.
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