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January 27 February 4

Canned food sculpture exhibition comes to MPM January 27 through February 4!

View colorful and creative sculptures—each made of at least 1,000 canned and non-perishable food items—designed and built by 12 teams of Milwaukee leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction.

THEME: CAN you dig it?

The sculptures will be on display in the Steigleder Special Exhibits Gallery on MPM’s Second Floor and are included with admission.

Purchase Tickets

Special rates and events noted below:

Sculpture Build Day, January 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.:
Museum Days reduced admission of $15

January 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.:
Museum Days reduced admission of $15

Canstruction awards ceremony on Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, February 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.:
FREE admission for all

A panel of judges will present the 12 teams with awards in the following categories: best meal, best structural ingenuity, best use of labels, most cans, and the people’s choice, which is determined by the public’s votes.

Upon the conclusion of the exhibition, the sculptures will be “de-canstructed,” and the food will be donated to the Jewish Community Pantry, a program of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. For nearly 50 years, the Pantry has provided emergency food and community resources to residents facing food insecurity in the Metcalfe Park and Amani neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s north side.