The Milwaukee Model: Artist-Led Panels and Discussion

Friday, November 2, 2018, 10 AM–4 PM

Lubar Auditorium
Milwaukee Art Museum

Three artist-led panels, which will also include educators, scholars, and students, will explore the role of the arts in advancing criminal justice reform efforts. Presentations will highlight national models for in-prison programs, diversion programs, and awareness efforts that are designed and implemented by artists or art educators. An evening reception for all registered participants will follow.

Event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:30–10:00 AM Check-in/Registration
  • 10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction from Marcelle Polednik, PhD, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director
  • 10:15–11:45 AM No Humans Involved: Structures and Systems
    • Sable Elyse Smith, artist
    • Simone Browne, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
    • Moderated by Sampada Aranke, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 11:45 AM–2:00 PM Break
  • 2:00–4:00 PM Inside Out: Collaboration and Narrative
    • Artist Nigel Poor in conversation with Jody Lewen, Executive Director of the Prison University Project, and Michael Nelson, collaborator
    • Maria Gaspar, artist
    • Mark Strandquist, artist
  • 4:00–4:15 PM Break
  • 4:15–5:30 PM Humans Involved: Rehabilitation and Re-entry
  • 5:30 PM Closing Remarks – Emilia Layden, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Haggerty Museum of Art, and Lisa Sutcliffe, Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum
  • 5:45–8:00 PM Welcome Reception
    • Windhover Hall
    • Open to all participants and attendees