• 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
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived performances
Dec 13 Thursday, December 13
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Please join us for a performance by Vanessa German!

The performance will start at 7 PM with a reception to follow.

Defiant Show of Unity in our gallery through January 31st.

About the artist:

Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of Homewood. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently at the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and she has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered, and in the Huffington Post, O Magazine, and elsewhere. A nationally recognized spoken word artist who performs "Spoken Word Operas," German is the recipient of a 2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, the 2017 Jacob Lawrence Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2018 United States Artist Grant. Her visual art is in private and public collections including Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY; the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA; Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, MI, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, GA; the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diasopora at the University of Maryland, College Park; and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Harford, CT, among other places. She is represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York.


This performance has been funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Mary L. Nohl Fund