We love Sculpture Milwaukee. Since 2017, the nonprofit organization has been filling Downtown Milwaukee (and nearby neighborhoods) with outdoor art pieces from artists both world-renowned and locally celebrated. Have we been arbitrarily ranking each year’s sculptures? Yep!

Sculpture Milwaukee’s 2022 season will be a little different. Titled “Nature Doesn’t Know About Us,” the collection will be guest-curated by Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone. According to Rondinone, Sculpture Milwaukee 2022 will feature “thirteen works by thirteen artists who combine skeptical clarity and at times humor-tinged desire to locate the intersection of spiritual and physical presence in our daily life.” Fun!

“The natural world serves as a doorway into a highly rarefied metaphysical realm where the sea of consciousness surges against the tangible world,” Rondinone says. “Here all is in flux as distinctions between self and soul, body and spirit, past and present, mortification and bliss, confinement and escape all blur and waver. The exhibition celebrates the disparate elements of the Earth, while exploring the human connection to nature.”

Sculpture Milwaukee 2022 is set to run from June 2022 through October 2023.

Exclusive articles, podcasts, and more. Support Milwaukee Record on Patreon.


All 14 Sculpture Milwaukee 2021 sculptures, ranked

All 19 Sculpture Milwaukee 2020 sculptures, ranked

All 22 Sculpture Milwaukee 2019 sculptures, ranked

All 21 Sculpture Milwaukee 2018 sculptures, ranked

All 22 Sculpture Milwaukee 2017 sculptures, ranked

About The Author

Avatar photo
Co-Founder and Editor

Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.