• 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

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived exhibitions
May 1 May 1 - September 1
11:00am,

ca 1986
Sandra Fisher, artist
Howgill Fells, above Sedbergh,
Cumbria, England.

Booker Ervin, tenor saxophonist (left)
with Kenneth Patchen, poet and artist (right).
Hudson Street, Lower Manhattan, NYC.

ca 1967
Lorine Niedecker, poet
Milwaukee, WI.

ca 1955
Robert Duncan, poet
San Francisco, CA.


"There is no edition. I don't know who makes editions of photographs? Commercial photographers, maybe? I just walked downstairs to the gallery where I have about a hundred photographs on the walls. Many photographers do not like signing on the photographic surface. (From now on I will sign on the back in pencil.) Not a photograph in my collection (Frederick Sommer, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Clarence John Laughlin, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Paul Strand, Art Sinsabaugh, etc.) indicates an edition. If a million people want a color print of Lorine Niedecker, they should be allowed to have it at modest cost. In US 1999 we will be lucky to find 50 takers. Lorine Niedecker—who is she? Is she that bimbo on FOX tv every Thursday night?" 

- Jonathan Williams, from introduction to his photo archive on the Jargon Society website