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Events

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for upcoming events:

Wednesday May 25th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Virtual Lecture - 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Segregation in the Military

What are the legacies and afterlives of segregated service? Erin Aoyama, co-director of the Japanese American Memoryscape Project and curatorial assistant at the Japanese American National Museum, combines her research into Japanese Americans in the wartime South — the families and individuals incarcerated in southeastern Arkansas and the enlisted men training at Camp Shelby — with family stories about her grandfather’s life, from his childhood on a pineapple plantation in Maui to his service with the 442nd across Europe, to think about the meanings of citizenship, military service, race, and justice.

Thursday June 16th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Opening Preview of Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Celebrate the opening of Beyond Borders with Siona Benjamin who will be present to offer opening remarks. Benjamin will address both the artistic and socio-political motivations for her work. As someone who has described herself as being both ‘everywhere and nowhere,’ her work has a remarkable capacity to speak universally. Light refreshments and a live dance performance will make the evening extra special.

Sunday June 19th, 2022 11:00 am CDT - 2:00 pm CDT
Chalk the Block with Award-Winning Artist Siona Benjamin

Watch your community transform public spaces into works of art by creating chalk drawings inspired by Indian rangoli art. Participants young and old will be provided with simple drawings steeped in Indian imagery to use as templates for their creativity. Trained artists, including Siona Benjamin, will add inspiration and direction as needed.

Sunday June 19th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 8:30 pm CDT
Interfaith Friendship: Personal and Political Reflections
Cardinal Stritch University Kendall Theater, Milwaukee WI

In this program award-winning artist Siona Benjamin and her childhood friend Zehra Tahir will initiate a new way of understanding Jewish-Muslim relations through an examination of their shared childhood experiences, their insights from working for social justice over the last three decades, and their visionary belief in what is possible through interfaith friendship.

Tuesday July 12th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 8:15 pm CDT
Virtual Lecture - A Multifaceted Glimpse into Modern India

Get an introduction to modern Indian history, focusing on the histories of caste, gender, and religion over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to better understand contemporary Indian lives and realities. 

Friday July 15th, 2022 10:00 am CDT - 3:00 pm CDT
Community Free Day
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is thrilled to host this free community day for anyone living in Milwaukee County to visit 'Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin' for FREE! 

Sunday August 21st, 2022 12:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
Community Free Day
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is thrilled to host this free community day for anyone living in Milwaukee County to visit 'Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin' for FREE!