Headshots of Katie Avila Loughmiller, Jodi Eastberg, PhD, and Glenda Mitchell
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Haberman Local Luminaries: “Arresting Beauty”

July 25, 6:15 pm7:15 pm


Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

Join us during the closing week of Arresting Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron for an intimate conversation with Katie Avila Loughmiller, Jodi Eastberg, and Glenda Mitchell as they discuss works featured in the exhibition.

A storyteller like Julia Margaret Cameron, Katie Avila Loughmiller works at the intersection of community, art, and institutions, and her reflections will focus on the photographs’ narrative and theatricality. Professor Jodi Eastberg, a specialist on the British empire and on the Layton Art Collection painting on view in the exhibition, will bring her historical expertise to Cameron’s work. Glenda Mitchell, a photographer who works in both digital and film, will provide a unique perspective on the importance of portraiture, womanhood, motherhood, race, and representation.

This drop-in experience is included with Museum admission and is free for Members. Admission tickets are available at the door or online.


Meet the Luminaries

Headshot of Katie Avila LoughmillerKatie Avila Loughmiller is an interdisciplinary artist and Co-Founder and Creative Director of Latinas Unidas en las Artes (LUNA), a business that supports artists of color. She is also the Partnerships, Engagement & Impact Manager at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and teaches at MIAD and UWM. She earned her first Coordinating Producer & Assistant Editor credit on the documentary film Out of the Picture, which premiered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2023). Her past art residencies include the Santa Fe Art Institute, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. She received the Milwaukee Magazine’s Unity Award (2022) and the City of Milwaukee’s Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award (2021). She holds a B.A. from NYU and an M.F.A. from Otis College of Art & Design.

Headshot of Jodi Eastberg, PhDJodi Eastberg, PhD, serves as the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Alverno College where she has taught a variety of courses focused on world history, women’s history and higher education leadership. Her research focuses on sites of cultural and diplomatic interaction between Europe and Asia. Eastberg serves as the Vice President of the Layton Art Collection, Inc. an independent not-for-profit organization that acts as steward of the Layton Art Collection displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum and extends it mission to sponsoring exhibitions, scholarship, education, and other programming focused on the works in the collection.

Headshot of Glenda MitchellGlenda Mitchell is a mother, Midwest native, and photographer based in Milwaukee. A storyteller through digital and film photography, Glenda brings recognition to the beauty of queer and Black communities, highlighting themes of otherness, gentle masculinity, queer representation, Black sisterhood, and the juxtaposition of societal expectations and the true beauty of everyday people. Her work has been shown in OnMilwaukee, featured in Milwaukee Magazine, and on the cover of Our Lives. Most recently, she co-curated ABUNDANCE: Through the Lens of Black Women this winter at Var Gallery in Walker’s Point.


Haberman Local Luminaries takes place annually and honors the late F. William Haberman, former president of the Herzfeld Foundation.

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Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202