from Milwaukee’s Arts Scene
Latino Arts, Inc.
In conjunction with the Grohmann Museum, Latino Arts, Inc. presents Familias Unidas: Tributo a la Lucha de los Trabajadores Migrantes en Wisconsin (United Families: Tribute to the Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin). Displayed through May 27 at the Latino Arts Gallery, 1028 S. 9th St., the joint exhibit focuses on the Farm Workers Movement in Wisconsin. The Grohmann Museum portion of the exhibit will open on April 22 and run through August.
The movement, which began in the1960s and continued into the 1970s, was organized by Chicano/a and Latino farm workers to combat discrimination and advocate for better working and housing conditions, along with enhancing bilingual programs and improving access to education.
Familias Unidas highlights testimony, stories and personal items of local leaders and organizations active in the Farm Workers Movement. The exhibit aims to serve as a focal lens to reflect on the drive behind the actions taken by underserved people and allies to assert the value of their work, their right to a better quality of life, and greater access to education.
Gallery hours are 10:30am-7:30pm Mon.-Fri. Visit latinoartsinc.org for more information.
Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum takes visitors of all ages on a Jurassic adventure with the special exhibit Tyrannosaurs-Meet the Family.
On display through May 18, Tyrannosaurs traces the ancestry of the fierce T. rex through hands-on multimedia exhibits, tyrannosaur skeletons (including Scotty, the heaviest and most complete T.rex skeleton on earth), life-sized models of feathered dinosaurs, a video projection tunnel, and a tyrannosaur virtual reality experience.
Through June 2, The Dome Theater and Planetarium presents DinoSOARS!, a program examining the intriguing links between birds and dinosaurs, and Dinosaurs of Antarctica, which tells the story of Antarctic scientists on a mission to learn more about the prehistoric world of Gondwana. MPM will also host exhibit-related arts and crafts activities.
Additionally, visitors can purchase a fun memento at a dinosaur-themed gift shop.
Entrance to Tyrannosaurs is included with general admission to MPM. Admission to Tyrannosaurs is just $6 on Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, May 5. See details at mpm.edu.