Due to reasons related to the pandemic, we are only authorized to open the gallery to the UWM campus community. If you are a student, faculty or staff at UWM with a current PantherCard ID, please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. You must bring your ID to the gallery at your chosen time. If you are not part of the UWM campus community, please visit the virtual version of this exhibition on our virtual exhibitions website here. Please send any questions/concerns you have to our email: [email protected] Thank you!
Show runs in person: April 9-May 13
Centering around an exploration of Milwaukee’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood, Mutòpe j. johnson: In Search of a Benevolent Kind of Blue celebrates and memorializes the rich local history of African American experiences through a contemplation of the past, the present and the future. In this solo exhibition, UWM alum Mutòpe j. johnson evokes the lively spirit of Bronzeville, inviting visitors to digest dynamic depictions and installations that also bring up issues of cultural loss and the negative impact of eminent domain policies on the neighborhood. Through vibrant, reimagined images of Bronzeville and its Jazz clubs, poets, and singers, johnson has transformed the Union Art Gallery into a charged space imploring critical thinking, open discussion, and unapologetic celebration!