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Trolley tours make Sculpture Milwaukee little-kid-friendly


If you haven't heard about it yet, you should know that there's a new outdoor art experience happening in downtown Milwaukee. Sculpture Milwaukee claims to be "the largest outdoor art gallery", and it's displaying 22 sculptures from artists all over the world. You can see the sculptures along Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee through October 22nd.

The outdoor exhibit is completely free to the public for viewing. Featuring original work by 21 artists, the pieces are located along Wisconsin Avenue from 6th Street to O’Donnell Park.

(Immigrant Family, Tom Otterness)

But if you're worried that your children's little legs may not make it the whole way, now you can view the whole exhibit from a trolley.

Milwaukee Art Museum docents are stepping outside Museum walls to acquaint visitors with all 22 sculpture. The 60-minute, narrated trolley tours will depart every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. until Oct. 18 from the Museum’s main entrance.

(Mood Sculpture, Tony Tasset)

Advance reservations are required and can be made at grouptours@mam.org or by calling 414-224-3842.

Tickets for the tour are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. (The price of the tour does not include admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum.)

Sculpture Milwaukee is slated to be an annual exhibition, highlighting new artists and works each year. Sculptures within the installation are available for purchase. A percentage of the commission of each sale will be reinvested into Sculpture Milwaukee for continuation of the program into future years.

(The Heart Called After The Flood, Jim Dine)

The Milwaukee Art Museum docent-led tours are made possible by funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.


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