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Exploring the Influence of Hip Hop Culture on Black History: A Public Conversation



The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is excited to announce a special event celebrating Black History Month. On Thursday, February 22nd, the Brooks Stevens Gallery will host an engaging discussion highlighting the significance of Hip Hop culture in Black History.


The evening begins at 5 p.m. with the unveiling of a Peace Post, featuring ceramic tiles created in collaboration with Muneer Bahauddeen & TRUE Skool youth. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the "Growing Resistance" gallery, featuring Milwaukee Through Embodied Research dance interventions.


At 6 p.m. TRUE Skool Co-Executive Director Fidel Verdin and Jamila Benson, Program Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum, will lead an open discussion titled "Positive Energy Activates Constant Elevation – Hip Hop Culture in Black History." This engaging dialogue will delve into the Milwaukee Hip Hop Archive Project, a collaborative effort shaping the city's cultural landscape.


Event Date: Thursday, February 22, 2023

Time: 5:00 p.m. - Muneer's Peace Post Unveiling & Gallery Tour

6:00 p.m. - MKE Hip Hop Culture Archive Open Discussion with Fidel Verdin & Jamila Benson


Location: Brooks Stevens Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI (No registration is required.)


*GENERAL EXHIBITION INFO:



UWM RADIO INTERVIEW ABOUT EXHIBITION - The exhibition is open now through March 2 at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design's Brook Stevens Gallery.

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