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Works of Tsukioka Kogyo and Toko Shinoda featured in new exhibit covering a century of Japanese art

The work of some of Japan’s most important artists of the last 100 years will be on display in Milwaukee at Art Japan: 2021-1921, a new exhibition drawn from the collection of The Warehouse that will run from July 9 until September 24. With over 80 works in the exhibition from 18 artists, the art, ideas, and studio practice of each artist will be shown in depth through several works. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, modern and contemporary prints, silver and gold leaf constructions, as well as ceramics, basketry, textiles and recently acquired fiber art. The exhibition leans toward...

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Representative Gwen Moore joins clean energy advocates in urging support for infrastructure plan

United States Representative Gwen Moore joined clean energy advocates, elected officials, labor organizations, and community members on June 2 to speak about her support of initiatives to increase energy efficiency in schools, clean energy buses, investments in Milwaukee’s BRT bus program, and the American Jobs Plan. Outside of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Walter Schroeder Library, Representative Moore spoke about opportunities for committing to a clean energy future. She said that Milwaukee’s children deserved to be in environments that provided a proper ventilation to prevent the spread of diseases. “Especially children in our low income inner city communities –...

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State of the City: Mayor Tom Barrett shares his reflections on a historic year in video address

“All of us faced unprecedented disruption, challenge, and change during this year. ‘Reflections on a Historic Year’ shares the voices, sentiments, and stories of different Milwaukeeans and their unique perspectives about our city and our journey forward.” – Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee Members from across the local community have attended the “State of the City” speech each year. The annual tradition has served as a public rally to hear where things stood and what needed to be done to move Milwaukee forward. In 2019 the event was held at the Fiserv Forum, and concluded just minutes before news...

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Jumpst(ART) Downtown: New community art campaign spreads positivity to reanimate public spaces

Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 launched Jumpst(ART) Downtown on May 27, a new summer campaign designed to reanimate downtown’s parks and sidewalks with visual and performing arts. The initiative brings and infusion of arts and culture to the downtown area over the summer. Adding to downtown’s burgeoning street art scene, the new murals, temporary art installations, and street performances will pop up in unexpected spaces to offer safe and exciting experiences throughout the summer. “It’s time to jumpstart our economy,” said Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown BID #21. “Our new arts and culture initiatives offer something for everyone to...

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