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How Public Art is Helping Milwaukee Find its Voice

Idealist

The value of art reaches beyond museums and exhibitions. It is a unique and powerful tool we can use to understand our communities.

A prime example is the TypeFace public art project, which unveiled a few of weeks ago on vacant and foreclosed spaces in the city of Milwaukee. Each installation is covered with words from interviews with residents that evoke many emotions: good, bad, angry, brash, hopeful, reflective.

TypeFace makes community conversation its centerpiece, not an afterthought.

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