from Milwaukee’s Arts Scene

Sculpture Milwaukee

Sculpture Milwaukee centers artists in downtown Milwaukee’s public spaces, providing access to art and engaging diverse audiences. The organization views the cultural and economic conditions in Southeastern Wisconsin as a prime environment to contribute to global art systems. 

In early June, Sculpture Milwaukee will present its 2024 exhibition, Actual Fractals, Act II, which will be on display for 18 months. Actual Fractals, Act II,  curated by Sculpture Milwaukee executive director, gallerist, and artist John Riepenhoff, is part two of the exhibition launched last summer. 

The exhibition continues to emphasize art as a connective tissue between and across cultural and civic institutions in the area. The artworks on display span generations of artists and aesthetic movements from regional, national, and international artists. 

The exhibition will be on display along Wisconsin Ave. and features works by artists Nicole Miller, Katy Cowan, Michelle Grabner and others. 

Sculpture Milwaukee’s first companion beer, Sculpture Milwaukee Monumental IPA, brewed by Company Brewing and with can art created by Nat Pyper, is available at various local establishments including Classic Slice, Ray’s, Smoke Shack, Company Brewing, Otto’s, AJ Bombers and more. Visit sculpturemilwaukee.com for details.

Visit sculpturemilwaukee.com for more information.

Harley-Davidson Museum  

Milwaukee’s iconic museum presents fun and exciting events for all ages this summer. 

View the new exhibit “Creating a Legend: Art & Engineering at Harley-Davidson,” an inside look at the company’s engineering, art and marketing departments and their efforts to produce functional, memorable motorcycle designs.

Dads can enjoy a special Father’s Day at the museum June 16, where they receive free admission. MOTOR Bar and Restaurant will serve delicious barbecue specials. 

The museum’s dog-friendly waterfront patio provides a great opportunity for visitors and their cuddly canines to soak up the sunny summer weather. 

The Thursday Bike Night Concert Series, Thursdays 5-9pm through September, is a great opportunity for riders and non-riders to experience a night of outdoor music, food and drink, and innovative rolling sculptures. 

Don’t miss Harley’s annual Homecoming Festival July 25-28, which includes concerts at Veterans Park, the Harley-Davidson Museum and H-D Headquarters. The musical lineup includs the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jelly Roll and Hardy, Cypress Hill and the Offspring. Watch thrilling BMX Bikes and skateboard events, view custom bikes and much more. 

See harley-davidson.com for more information.