Nicolas Lampert, UW-Milwaukee’s Printmaking and Division of Writing and Critical Thinking
professor, is currently on tour for his book, People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Year of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements.
Nicolas Lampert works with the Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative and ReciproCity - a mobile cultural center that focuses on community activism, social justice and urban agricultural issues in Milwaukee as well as other areas.
His work thrives off of the interactions he has with his students within the art program at UW- Milwaukee. There is a strong focus on social justice as well as a new BA program in Community Arts, which has the students engage within the city and surrounding neighborhoods.
The book took eight years to complete and is about his living and working experiences. The book focuses on art history by relating to politics, social struggles and the fight for justice. He shows the critical role that art plays and has played in society.
Wisconsinites can see Lampert and learn more about his book at Rainbow Book Collective in Madison on February 3 at 7pm or at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee on February 27 at 7pm. See other dates across the country or check out his artwork.