• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
February 22

Poetry Reading: Max Garland

readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

performances
March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Lewis 

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

exhibitions
April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived exhibitions
Oct 11 October 11 - December 3
6:00pm, FREE

 

Jen Bervin, Tactile Language

October 11-December 3, 2017

opening reception: Wednesday, October 11 | 6-8 PM | FREE

 

Jen Bervin will give a gallery talk & poetry reading starting at 6:30 PM. 

 

An exhibition of Jen Bervin’s works from Silk Poems, a poem fabricated nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor, and Tactile Language, short videos that pay homage to Anni Albers’ typed studies and writing on weaving. The show title comes from Anni Albers’ book On Weaving:

“These varied experiments in articulation are to be understood not as an end in themselves but merely as a help to us in gaining new terms in the vocabulary of tactile language.”

 

 

 

 


Jen Bervin is an artist and poet whose research-driven interdisciplinary works weave together art, writing, science, and life in a complex yet elegant way. She has published ten books, including Silk Poems and Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems with Marta Werner, named a Best Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, Hyperallergic, and The New Yorker. Her work has also been exhibited at venues like MASS MoCA, Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, MCA Denver, and The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, and is held in more than thirty international collections, including Stanford University, The Brooklyn Museum, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Bervin will be an Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in 2018. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital grant and a Rauschenberg Residency,