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Sculpture Milwaukee Artist Lecture Series/Graeme Reid

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Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 W East Wisconsin Avenue

The Empire Room

Milwaukee, WI 53203

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The Sculpture Milwaukee lecture series is a complimentary lecture experience to add background and information to the outdoor sculpture exhibit. It is sponsored by Guardian Fine Art Storage and Portrait Society Gallery.

Graeme Reed, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art will discuss the sculpture "Half Big Suit," by Erwin Wurm.

Figurative sculpture comes and goes depending on the decade and art fashion of the time. Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has clung to the category, often making sculptures that are both humorous and potent. His lacquered aluminum Half Big Suit, 2016 is a larger than life pink suit, one leg raised at a ninety-degree angle. The figure is severed cleanly in half, interrupting the realism and asking the viewer to consider the potential meanings of the piece.

Reed, a curator who is known for his snappy attire, will discuss the potency of the business suit and how Wurm fits into a continuum of figurative sculptors.

  • 5:30 pm Cash Bar in the Monarch Lounge right off the lobby
  • Complimentary Lecture 6:00 pm in Empire Room next to the Monarch Lounge (bring your purchased cocktails into the lecture hall!)
  • Optional Stroll of the Sculpture Exhibit to Follow
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509 W East Wisconsin Avenue

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Milwaukee, WI 53203

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