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Milwaukee Food Journeys Exhibit: Opening Celebration

Nov 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Milwaukee Food Journeys: A Story Exhibition

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, November 4, 2023

When: 9AM-11AM

(with Fondy’s Milwaukee Winter Market, open until 2PM)

Location: The Table, 5305 W. Capitol Drive

A collaborative art exhibit inspired by the stories of hundreds of Milwaukeeans will hold its opening reception alongside the first day of Fondy’s Milwaukee Winter Market at The Table on Capitol Drive. Featuring artists’ works from LUNA and TRUE Skool, Milwaukee Food Journeys: A Story Exhibition is an interactive mixed media art installation that highlights issues of food access, food justice, and how Milwaukeeans think about nourishment and trust when engaging with Wisconsin’s larger food system. Storytellers and partners of the project have been invited to the opening on Saturday, November 4 from 9-11AM to celebrate the work.

The exhibit is the culmination of over a year’s work of hearing sessions, collaborations, and story gathering hosted in part by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s (UWM) Center for 21st Century Studies (C21). Over the summer and fall of 2023, UWM graduate students, researchers, and faculty traveled with a mobile Story Cart and asked strangers across 25 locations about where they most commonly gather their food, how they get to those places, and what meaningful, trusting, food connections look like to them. The resulting data – with over 10 hours of audio footage, hundreds of photographs, and dozens of drawings – were then interpreted creatively by artists affiliated with LUNA and TRUE Skool. The exhibition will be located in the gathering hall of The Table at 5305 W. Capitol Drive until the end of the winter market season.

Milwaukee Food Journeys was an effort that featured multiple collaborators and site partners, including the Milwaukee Food Council, Fondy Market, the Milwaukee Farmer’s Market Coalition, and the Milwaukee Public Libraries. Through the Milwaukee Food Council’s Food Justice Initiative, the project was funded in part by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program – SNAP with additional support from UWM’s College of Letters & Sciences and Center for 21st Century Studies, The Table, and Alice’s Garden. Register here.


Nov 4, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Table
5305 W. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, 53216 United States
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