Students from the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language’s International Newcomer Center visited Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art recently. The students, who are refugee children from Burma, Somalia, Zambia, Malaysia, Sudan and other countries, are participants in the school’s two-year program for recently arrived middle school students learning English.
The students viewed an art project captured on video that students from the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language and the Highland Community School participated in with artist Kirsten Leenaars during the summer.
Kirsten Leenaars: (Re)Housing the American Dream, a three-channel video installation, is the result of the artist’s year-long exploration of the relationship between home and happiness in Milwaukee’s Near West Side neighborhoods.
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