HERE addresses the ways arts organizations can be agents of care during challenging times through programs, exhibitions, and events developed by the Arts Center.
When JMKAC closed its doors under Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order, the concept of HERE took on new meaning. The building, which has long served as a site for self-exploration and community connection, became inaccessible. These web pages offer an alternative to physically visiting JMKAC, presenting programs, projects, and events transformed by circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor demand recognition of the systemic racism in our communities. As with so many, we are refocusing our attention to ensure that the work that happens “here” addresses the overwhelming need for equity and inclusion. Arts Center staff members have begun engaging in dialogue and learning around anti-racism; we will share some of those resources through these web pages.
Themes of care, connectivity, and relationship building are at the core of these programs and projects. The content is divided into four ways of engaging: Explore, Connect, Watch, and Create. Look for and share experiences on social media tagged #JMKACcares.
Enjoy current and past exhibitions through virtual gallery tours. Dive deeper into exhibition themes and works of art with curatorial writings and artist interviews.
Join in online performances and events, conversations, and art making that offer interactive touch points for connecting and creating community.
Sit back and recharge your spirits. Select from studio and gallery tours, dance performances, concerts, artist conversations, and more.
This is the place for sharing skills. Try a new technique or tackle a new DIY project. Find educational resources and projects for teachers and home learners. See what JMKAC artists-in-residence are up to.
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