Milwaukee Art Museum celebrate city’s history with new photography exhibit

Milwaukee Art Museum celebrate city’s history with new photography exhibit


>>METEOROLOGIST LINDSEY SLATER
HERE. THERE IS BRAND-NEW EXHIBIT
OPENING AT THE MILWAUKEE ART
MUSEUM AND IT IS CALLED THE
PORTRAIT OF MILWAUKEE. CAPTURING THE HISTORY AND THE
RICH CULTURE THAT MILWAUKEE
BRINGS. THERE ARE PICTURES ALL THE EYES
CAN SEE THROUGH ALL THE
DIFFERENT DECADES. WITH ME TODAY IS ARIAL, THE
ASSISTANT CURATOR OF
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE ARE STANDING IN ONE OF THE
SECTIONS, THIS IS FOR CIVIL
RIGHTS ACTIVISM IN MILWAUKEE. CAPTURING THIS IN A PICTURE WAS
AMAZING.>>THIS WAS THE FIRST FEMALE AND
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALTAR PERSON. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHS
IS THIS ONE OF HER AND HER
HUSBAND DALE ON THE NIGHT OF
THEIR ELECTION. YOU COULD TELL IT WAS A
CAREFULLY POSED IMAGE. SHE HAS HER HAND ON THE RADIO
DIAL AND DALE IS TABULATING
ELECTION RESULTS. BELOW HIS DESK YOU CAN SEE A
COPY OF EBONY MAGAZINE. SHE IS SETTING THE STAGE FOR
WHAT SHE WANTS TO SHOW PEOPLE
ABOUT HER ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND
WHO SHE IS. I THINK WHOEVER WAS AT THE
MILWAUKEE BUT SHE A GOOD CHANCE
OF WINNING. IT IS IN STARK CONTRAS — SHE
IS AT THE OPENING OF A STOCK
BUYING ON THE CORNER OF BROWN
AND SIX STREET OR EDIT SIT IN. TELL US WHY A PORTRAIT OF
MILWAUKEE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT,
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE COME OUT AND
SEE THIS? IT IS GOOD TIME TO TALK ABOUT
MILWAUKEE’S HISTORY. WE THOUGHT LOOKING BACK AT THE
20TH CENTURY THAT IS A TIME THAT
SET THE STAGE FOR THE MILWAUKEE
WE HAVE NOW. PEOPLE WILL SEE A LOT OF PLACES
THEY RECOGNIZE AND A LOT OF
PLACES THEY MIGHT NOT KNOW AND
DO DIFFERENT STORIES.>>YOU CAN SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER
IS SHOWING US ALL THESE
WONDERFUL PICTURES. AS WE GO THROUGH THIS ENTIRE
EXHIBIT THERE IS SO MUCH HISTORY
AND CULTURE HERE

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