Art lovers will remain unaware of Milwaukee’s Black artists until they make an effort to find them

Over the years, I and other African American artists in Milwaukee have been approached countless times by people, particularly from the white community, wanting to help Black artists or to increase diversity in the arts community or to help the Black community in general.

The reason they give is usually similar — they believe the work of African American artists is not seen here or they want African American artists to join their organization to increase diversity.

All this is fine.However, too often the African American artists in this city are seen with a monolithic lens – and this is probably […]


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