Wisconsin Black Historical Society director Clayborn Benson asked artist George Gist to replace the building’s mural with one that illustrated black contributions to Wisconsin.
Arts and Recreation
Poets of all ages recite poetry at an open mic presented by the local youth-led Sacred Garden group and the global organization 100 Thousand Poets for Change.
Seventeen teenage performers are learning the ins and outs of show business through monthly master classes at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Professional Training Institute.
The daylong Sankofa MKE festival in Washington Park celebrated black lives, music and culture.
The annual Doors Open event allows the public to explore more than 150 locations throughout the city, including 12 sites in the spotlight neighborhoods of Sherman Park and Clarke Square. The event will be held Sept. 17 and 18.
A mural honoring the 50-year history of UMOS, one of the first organizations to provide social services for Latinos in Wisconsin, will be unveiled in the fall.
In the wake of violent protests in the Sherman Park neighborhood, two spoken-word poetry groups joined together to host an open-mic event there.
TRUE Skool interns showcased their final projects after a seven-week program that included using the arts to cope with stress.
Cine Sin Fronteras, a new program of Milwaukee Film, will feature six films that touch on topics including racism, classism, xenophobia and sexuality.
The African-based arts camp features traditional dance and drumming and contemporary and modern dance.