Headshots of Aaron Atencio, Mark Freeland, and J25
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Haberman Local Luminaries: “Native America: In Translation”

May 11, 2023, 6:15 pm7:15 pm


Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

Haberman Local Luminaries brings together a set of cross-disciplinary voices to share ten-minute reflections on artworks in a feature photography exhibition. Hear notable figures from our region offer new perspectives about the works on view in Native America: In Translation.


Meet the Luminaries

Aaron Atencio
Aaron Robert Atencio is a cultural anthropologist who has worked in print and digital journalism, documentary photography, and long-form social documentation. He serves as the Curator of Cultural Sciences at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Mark Freeland
Mark is the Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education at UW-Milwaukee. A member of the Bahweting community in Northern Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Chippewa), he received a PhD in Religious and Theological Studies from the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver joint doctoral program. His research critically identifies the role of Indigenous worldview as an integral component of cultural and linguistic translations.

J25 is a musician and the owner of HGM Music group, a Native American recording company based in Appleton, Wisconsin. A member of the Chickasaw Nation, J25 is the first Indigenous woman member of the Recording Academy, the institution that bestows the GRAMMY Awards.


This drop-in experience is included with Museum admission and free for Members. Come prepared for your visit by reserving tickets at the door or online.


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

Sponsored by:
Milwaukee Art Museum’s Photography Council

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