Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Milwaukee Art Museum "Art, AIDS, Religion, and Censorship" panel meets tomorrow at 6:15 PM on Pope Benedict condom piece, please attend!

via Men of Christ - Milwaukee

You may be aware that the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) began displaying "Eggs Benedict"—a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI fabricated out of 17,000 colored condoms—in late July, 2015. The artist, Niki Johnson, stated that she was inspired to create this piece "after remarks he (Pope Benedict) made on a trip to Africa in March of 2009 suggesting that condoms would not prevent the transmission of AIDS." Johnson stated that the piece was "made in an act of protest."

On Thursday, August 20, at 6:15 P.M, MAM will hold a multidisciplinary panel on "Art, AIDS, Religion, and Censorship."

Brady Roberts, Chief Curator, MAM, Moderator will lead the panelists:
  • Niki Johnson, Artist
  • Jonathan Katz, Associate Professor of Visual Studies, Art Department, University of Buffalo
  • Jamie Manson, Theologian: book editor and columnist, National Catholic Reporter [really??]
  • Kali Murray, Associate Professor of Law, Marquette University
Yesterday MAM approved a Catholic panelist, Christine Zainer, M.D., anesthesiologist and past president of the Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. She will speak from a faithful Catholic viewpoint about Pope Benedict XVI's position on condoms and the AIDS crisis.

Each panelist will speak for 10 minutes. There will be a one-hour question/answer/comment period.

PLEASE ATTEND this important panel discussion! We must stand up for our faith.

If you go tomorrow, Thursday, August 20 2015:

6:15 P.M.—8:15 P.M.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Lubar Hall
700 N. Art Museum Drive

Parking $6 in(outdoor) North Parking Lot. You may also park in the structure.

Directions: Take I-794 east to James Lovell Dr exit. Go north on James Lovell Drive then right (east) on Michigan to Lincoln Memorial Drive. Left (north) on Lincoln Memorial Drive past the MAM and Milw County War Memorial (attached to MAM) then look for signs for the “North Parking Lot” which is an outdoor lot. Park and enter lower level of War Memorial, take elevator to “Museum Entrance” level, follow hallway to Calatrava building. Lubar Hall will be on your left as you enter the galleria. Approx 5 minute walk from parking lot to Lubar.

Questions? Please contact Yvonne Jahnke, parishioner at St. Jerome's Oconomowoc and docent at the Milwaukee Art Museum: or 262-370-4676.

Most important, offer a prayer for Christine Zainer, M.D.

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