An Outdoor Gallery

 © Photographed September 13, 2015
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
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One of the liveliest signs of the Milwaukee River's rebirth is RiverSculpture, the ever-changing outdoor sculpture gallery that has gradually emerged along the RiverWalk. Although the gallery includes new pieces every year, there are several notable permanent installations.

Beth Sahagian's "Acqua Grylli" is a 13-foot freestanding bronze and limestone sculpture on the west side of the River between Kilbourn Avenue and Wells Street. It is one of seven artworks placed around the city by Milwaukee's Neighborhood Millennium Art Initiative. Created in 2001, it is said by the artist to represent a gateway with magic potential to an enchanted city.

Richard Taylor's welded aluminum "You Rise Above the World," located at the east end of the Kilbourn Avenue bridge, was donated to the RiverWalk by members of Professional Dimensions in 1999.

Schomer Lichtner's whimsical sculpture of a cow and ballerina is located next to Kilbourn Avenue at the south end of Pere Marquette Park. The ballerina in the 2003 painted steel sculpture was inspired by dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet. The sculpture was a gift to the people of Milwaukee from Lichtner, who celebrated his 100th birthday in 2005. It is his only public outdoor work. 
The marker is located along North Riverwalk Way and is accessible from westbound West Kilbourn Avenue, at its intersection with North Plankinton Avenue, at or near 840 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

NOTE: Except for a small parking lot for a restaurant, there is no parking at the marker location.

The marker is in the bottom left corner of this kiosk.

What a gorgeous day in Milwaukee!!!

With the Milwaukee Center Office Tower in the background.

The marker is located along Milwaukee's Riverwalk.

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