MIAD students create new mural at Milwaukee Public Museum

NOW: MIAD students create new mural at Milwaukee Public Museum

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Eight young artists teamed up to create a large mural at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The mural was unveiled Thursday morning, Sept. 1, in the museum's Africa Gallery, and it shows prominent people, places and symbols from African and African-American history. 

The project was a partnership; the museum recruited eight students from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) to work on the mural. The students were paid and they go tan early chance to create a piece of work that will stand permanently to educate museum visitors. 

"A lot of history with slavery, segregation, and it's something that's still rooted in history today," said Genesis Pena, MIAD student.  

"They gave us their time over the summer, their talents and we're just very, very thrilled with everything that they came up with," said Dawn Koceja, with the Milwaukee Public Museum. 

The mural is located on the museum's third floor. 


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