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Sid Boyum Pop-Up Museum


  • Sid Boyum House 237 Waubesa Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)
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Madison outsider artist and champion liar Sid Boyum is best known for creating concrete statues that dot the east side (including the terrifying mushroom statue on Atwood Avenue, which will haunt my dreams forever), but he worked in all sorts of mediums during his long career. His house and yard, both filled to the brim with artwork, were going to be auctioned off by Dane County to pay back taxes in 2015, but thankfully the Friends of Sid Boyum nonprofit has raised money to buy the house and restore Boyum's works. This pop-up event is the first showing of Boyum's house as a museum, with tours of the property, a yard sale and other activities, so it's a nice chance to see what progress they've made preserving Boyum's legacy since Tone Madison spoke with Friends of Sid Boyum president Brian Standing back in April. —Ian Adcock

Earlier Event: September 22
Queer Pressure
Later Event: September 23
Stop Making Sense (free)