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Painter, sculptor and activist Titus Kaphar presents MIAD Creativity Series February 5

Jan 21, 2020

Titus Kaphar

Titus Kaphar

MILWAUKEE (January 21, 2020) … MIAD presents renowned painter, sculptor and activist Titus Kaphar in the MIAD Creativity Series, Wednesday, February 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in MIAD’s 4th Floor Raw Space.

In his public presentation “Making Space for Black History: Amending the Landscape of American Art,” Kaphar confronts the history and canon of Western art head on – exposing troubling histories of our nation’s past and amplifying the voices of those who cannot speak for themselves.  

This is a ticketed event and is open to the public. Tickets for this event are sold out.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served to ticket holders.

The public presentation for the MIAD Creativity Series is part of a short-term residency at the college, during which Kaphar will engage with students in the classroom.

The MIAD Creativity Series is generously supported by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s African American Art Alliance and the Layton Visiting Artist Fund.


Kaphar’s numerous accolades include being named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, 2018 Art for Justice Fund grantee and 2016 Robert R. Rauschenberg Artist as Activist grantee. His artworks capture the spirit of social justice and change in America today (exemplified in his TIME cover portrait of the Ferguson protests). 


The MIAD Creativity Series brings distinctive and internationally renowned creatives to Milwaukee to enrich the experiences of MIAD students while engaging the community in new ways of thinking about, and appreciating, the arts and the world of design.

Note: No audio recording, video recording or photography is permitted during the event.