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April 4th, Milwaukee: Opening Reception for the “Veterans Book Project”

Milwaukee Art Museum
Opening Reception Veterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:00-8:00 pm
Panel discussion at 6:15 pm, Lubar Auditorium

“The Veterans Book Project evolved out of a book that Monica Haller authored with Riley Sharbonno, a veteran and nurse at Abu Ghraib prison. Since 2006, the project has facilitated thirteen bookmaking workshops around the country, including at the Museum in December 2012. In these workshops, combat and non-combat veterans, their families, and others affected by the current American wars are invited to edit and design their archives and stories into softbound, print-on-demand books. Five books were created by local authors in the workshop at the Museum—a soldier’s mother, a Vietnam War veteran, two veterans of the Iraq war, and a local scholar whose research brings her into close contact with veterans.

The fifty books in the exhibition serve to redeploy the volatile images of war for a broad audience, while helping the authors rearticulate their memories and fashion narratives so as to make the experiences more manageable. Each book not only stands on its own but also works in concert with the larger collection, which Haller sees as an archive, a container of memory traces and image fragments from wars that are not talked about nearly enough.

The exhibition and the Panel Discussion on April 4 offer viewers the opportunity to engage with veterans’ experiences through reading, writing responses, informal conversation, and facilitated discussion.

The Veterans Book Project continues the Museum’s joint mission with the War Memorial Corporation “to honor the dead by serving the living.”

The exhibition will be on view April 4 – September 2, 2013.
To learn more about the Veterans Book Project, visit veteransbookproject.com.

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-224-3200

April 4th, Milwaukee: “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows” A Lecture by Richard Cahan & Jeffrey Goldstein

Milwaukee, TALK  Maier-Cover
Lecture by Richard Cahan & Jeffrey Goldstein,
Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public; seating is limited.

Milwaukee, TALK welcomes Richard Cahan, co-author of Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, and art collector Jeffrey Goldstein for its first in a series of visiting artist lectures.  Vivian Maier, known as “the nanny photographer,” became an internet sensation after her work was put online soon after her death in 2009.  Since then, Maier’s work has been shown throughout Europe and in major cities across the United States.   Her story has been featured in major media outlets including NPR and The New York Times.  Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, released in October 2012, is the first book that tells her life story in pictures and words.

This book is based on the largely unseen collection of more than 16,000 Maier negatives purchased by Jeffrey Goldstein. Many of the images are from negatives that were only recently processed.  Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows presents the first glimpse into the personal story behind the artist whose posthumous photographs went viral.”

Hanson Dodge Creative
220 East Buffalo Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tel: (414) 347-1266

November 19th, Milwaukee: Artist Talk by Taryn Simon

© 2011 Taryn Simon

Milwaukee Art Museum
Artist Talk by Taryn Simon
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm
Free with museum admission.

“Internationally acclaimed artist Taryn Simon talks about her work in conjunction with the exhibition Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts, on view September 22, 2011-January 1, 2012, in the Contemporary Galleries. Book signing to follow.”

In 2009 Simon gave a TED talk; you can watch the video here.

Milwaukee Art Museum
Lubar Auditorium
700 North Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202  [map]

September 24th, Milwaukee: Seminar by MVS “Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Community”

Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Community
Hosted by CoPA Milwaukee
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: $25 for CoPA members | $35 non-members | Free for students
Open to the public.  You can register and pay for the seminar online on CoPA’s website here.

This seminar is designed to help photographers establish professional relationships, and focused marketing efforts, to place their work in the fine art arena.  Hope to see you there!

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Arts Lecture Room, ACL 120
2400 Kenwood Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  [map]

March 9th, Milwaukee: Lecture by Kelli Connell and Will Steacy at the Haggerty Museum

In conjunction with The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed Identity

Lecture by photographers Kelli Connell and Will Steacy
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Eckstein Hall-Appellate Courtroom
Reception to follow at the Haggerty

Exhibition Details:
The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed Identity

Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jan. 19 – May 22, 2011

Rather than employing a camera to create an objective document, the artists in this exhibition are often involved in constructing narrative sequences that pose questions with open-ended outcomes. The artists in the exhibition include: Tina Barney, Claire Beckett, Valerie Belin, Dawoud Bey, Jesse Burke, Kelli Connell, Michael Corridore, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Jason Florio, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Andy Freeberg, Lee Friedlander, David Hockney, Nikki S. Lee, Graham Miller, Martin Parr, Thomas Ruff, The Sartorialist, Alec Soth, Will Steacy, Larry Sultan and Mickalene Thomas.

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