On view this summer, the Milwaukee Art Museum will present the work of thirty Wisconsin-based African American artists. The installation, called Wisconsin 30, will run concurrently with the Museum’s feature exhibition, 30 Americans, which highlights thirty-one contemporary African American artists. Both exhibitions open June 14.
“Our feature exhibition, 30 Americans, is about identity and creating dialogue, as well as the achievements of these thirty-one contemporary artists, considered some of the best in the world,” said Brady Roberts, chief curator for the Milwaukee Art Museum . “We thought it was the perfect opportunity to include regional African American artists and highlight their achievements.”
The juried artists in Wisconsin 30 include David L. Anderson, Marlon Banks, Reginald Baylor, Trenton Baylor, Brad Anthony Bernard, Kevin Boatright, Blanche Brown, Tyanna Buie, Larry Chatman, Portia E. Cobb, Jamal Currie, Paul E. Davis, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, Mikal Floyd- Pruitt, Vedale Hill, Sonji Yarbrough Hunt, Mutope J. Johnson, Sharon Kerry- Harlan, Richard O. Lewis, Christopher McIntyre, Ras ‘Ammar Nsoroma, Charly Palmer, Sherman Pitts, Leslie Smith III, Evelyn Patricia Terry, Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, Babette Wainwright, Della Wells, Iverson White, and George Williams.
“The works presented will help foster dialogue within the community and showcase the outstanding regional work being produced,” said Roberts. The exhibition was organized in coordination with the Museum’s African American Art Alliance support group and the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University .
Wisconsin 30 runs June 14–September 8 in the Museum’s Schroeder Galleria. Adults are $15, seniors and students are $12. Kids age 12 and under get in free every day, as do Wisconsin teachers, veterans, and active military and their families. The first Thursday of every month is free for everyone, thanks to Target.
For more information, visit mam.org/30-americans.