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SCULPTURE TALKS 2019


Learn more about art and our exhibition from those closest to the works!


Sculpture Talks Lecture Series is sponsored by John Shanon of Guardian Fine Art Services and curated by Debra Brehmer of Portrait Society Gallery.


Sculpture Talks: Marilu Knode- Public Art in Public Place

Marilu Knode, Director of Exhibitions and Programs of Sculpture Milwaukee, speaks about the long history and complications of putting art in the public realm.

Sculpture Talk: Donna Neuwirth- Urban/Rural Synapse

Donna Neuwirth is co-founder and Executive Director of Wormfarm Institute a Reedsburg, Wisconsin – based non-profit organization whose mission is to integrate culture and agriculture across the rural/urban continuum. Donna will look more deeply at this continuum of urban and rural, manufactured and grown in a lecture about deepening our connection to how we experience the natural world through art.

Sculpture Talks: Jill Sebastian- Alive and Strong: Beverly Pepper and Woman Sculptors

Jill Sebastian is a Milwaukee-based sculptor and a Professor Emerita at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Sebastian’s talk looks closely at well-known and looked women artists of the past century who changed the art world, working with unexpected materials and feminist concepts. Beverly Pepper's work in Sculpture Milwaukee, the issues that challenged her and how she has paved a path for women working on a grand scale today will be the focus of this talk.


Sculpture Talks: Art and Activism: The works of Sam Durant

Nicolas Lampert is a Milwaukee-based interdisciplinary artist and author whose work focuses on themes of social justice and ecology. His talk will focus on the complicated and controversial nature of Sam Durant’s artistic career and makes connections between the world of art and of activism.