Filed Under Art and Design

Bronzeville Center for the Arts

Art and Culture of the African Diaspora

Established in 2020 and located in the expanded Bronzeville neighborhood, the Bronzeville Center for the Arts (BCA) is a nonprofit organization rooted in the art, culture, and history of the African Diaspora. The vision of the BCA is to “elevate the human capacity for creativity and knowledge, expand Bronzeville’s legacy as a vibrant artistic hub of the Midwest, and make art of the African diaspora a central focus in the cultural consciousness of present and future generations”. They accomplish this through four deliverables. The BCA delivers programming that centers on the art, culture, and history of the African diaspora. They provide an inviting and accessible space for learning and cultural exchange. They acquire the viewpoints of their audience and respond to those ideas. The BCA not only fosters the environment for art to thrive, but they also directly contribute to the cultural and economic growth of Bronzeville.

Images

Former DNR Building Purchased by BCA Nestled on the corner of North Avenue and Doctor M.L.K. Drive, the eastern view of the building has a full parking lot centered around manicured trees and grass. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Collection Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 10th, 2022
main Entrance of Building With a main entrance on M.L.K. Drive, the building sits across the street from a grocery store, Pete's Fruit Market, in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Collection Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 10th, 2022
Sign of Former DNR The BCA will renovate and occupy the 47,000 square foot building. The southeast region service center of the Department of Natural Resources relocated to 1001 W. State Paul Ave. in Milwaukee. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Collection Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 10th, 2022

Location

507 W. North Avenue

Metadata

https://bcamke.org/
Kitonga Alexander, “Bronzeville Center for the Arts,” Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories, accessed September 28, 2022, https://milwaukeebronzevillehistories.org/items/show/10.