Portrait Society Gallery is pleased to dedicate its summer exhibition to looking at the intersection of art and social justice in Milwaukee. Sign up for the newsletter to receive weekly posts about the show.
Art + Protest will run through September 7, 2020. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Please wear a mask while visiting. The gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, on the fifth floor of the Marshall Building, Third Ward.
Art + Protest will continue to develop, evolve, and grow until early September. The project includes a video room featuring “This is Milwaukee,” a series of interviews where 86 individuals discuss citizenship, democracy, and community. It was produced by Mary Louise Schumacher and Kevin Miyazaki.
Art work by Mutope Johnson, Akira Mabon, Waldek Dynerman, Sharon Kerry Harlan, Shiloah Coley, Mary Hood, Eli Rosenblatt, Della Wells, M. Winston, as well as locally designed posters and t-shirts by Webster X, Kevin Callahan, VIEWS, Art Build Workers, and others will be on view.
In the main room, PSG will also present a floor to ceiling installation of protest signs that will be gifted to Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to archive, preserving the history of this moment. A series of images of the Milwaukee protests by photographers Anthony Boyd, Pat A. Robinson, and LaTasha Lux will be projected.
During open gallery hours, there will be an area for visitors to make their own protest signs. The signs can either be added to the show or taken to the streets.
Special Event: Print. Resist. Persist!
The Center for Collaborative Research will park its Press on Wheels in front of the Marshall building and offer a FREE live printmaking event on Saturday, September 5. T-shirts, posters, and signs can be hand printed on site. More information soon.