• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived exhibitions
Jul 27 July 27 - August 24
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

Opening Reception - Sunday, July 27, 1-4pm, and a performance on Saturday, August 2, 7pm.

The Hysterical Alphabet (WhiteWalls), written by Terri Kapsalis and illustrated by Gina Litherland, is an abecedary offering a condensed history of hysteria with levity, playfulness, and critical insight, drawn from medical writings and images ranging from ancient Egypt to the present. Each letter in The Hysterical Alphabet introduces an episode direct from the annals of medical lore, tracking centuries of female malady, heartily disproving the theory that time heals all wombs.

The Hysterical Alphabet exhibition features Gina Litherland's original drawings including the cover art and the hysterical alphabet from A to Z.

Terri Kapsalis' recent fiction, "Most Beautiful Experiments," was published inParakeet and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Other writings have appeared in theBaffler, new formations, Public, andLusitania. She is the author of Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum (Duke University Press). She is a founding member of Theater Oobleck and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Gina Litherland's art and writings have been published worldwide in journals and periodicals associated with contemporary surrealism. Litherland's most recent work has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions at the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters and the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Her work as a painter is represented by Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee and Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago.