Museum and arts funding will be topic for ‘On the Issues,’ Jan. 19

Jan. 16, 2024

Event banner for On the Issues aout funding for museums and the artsMILWAUKEE — To kick off Milwaukee Museum Days, Jan. 18-28, leaders from the state’s and city’s museum communities will be featured panelists for an “On the Issues” program discussing “Museum and Arts Funding in Wisconsin,” to be held Friday, Jan. 19, at 12:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Derek Mosley, director of the Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, will lead the conversation, which will feature Adam Braatz, executive director of Imagine MKE; Ellen Censky, president/CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum; Clayborn Benson, executive director of Wisconsin Black Historical Society; Laurie Winters, executive director/CEO of the Museum of Wisconsin Art; Polly Morris, executive director of the Lynden Sculpture Garden; Marcela Garcia, executive director of the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts; and Rob Henken, president of the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

Wisconsin continues to be last in the nation in funding for the arts. Given the economic impact of investment in museums and the arts, as well as the improvement in quality of life, how can the importance of supporting and growing institutions in these sectors in our state be stressed? The group will also discuss ways to bring more attention to the numerous museums in the city and what exciting things are happening during the 10-day Milwaukee Museum Days festival and the coming months that the community should know.

Registration for the free public event is required and available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or