“Life Partners” Charlotte Partridge and Miriam Frink: Wisconsin Pride Screening and Panel Discussion


Thu, Oct 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm


MIAD Community Hub, Room 160, 273 E Erie St., Milwaukee, WI

Abstract graphic poster featuring bold geometric shapes in red, teal, and beige on the left, and a vintage black and white photograph of two individuals standing next to an old car on the right. Text reads 'October 2 - December 8, 2023, PREDECESSOR, Works from the Layton School of Art'.

In 1915, Charlotte Partridge and Miriam Frink met at the Milwaukee Downer College, where they both taught. They became lifelong partners in both their personal and professional lives. Together, these queer women established the Layton School of Art, amongst many other triumphs that have shaped Milwaukee into the city we know today. We invite you to come and learn about Wisconsin LGBTQ+ history as well as the story of Milwaukee Art’s most influential women.

This free, public event complements the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s gallery exhibition Predecessor: Works from the Layton School of Art.

The event will begin with a screening of Part One of the PBS Wisconsin film Wisconsin Pride. Following the film, a panel of experts will dive deeper into the story of Charlotte Partridge and Miriam Frink.

No ticket or registration is required. Thank you to MIAD for hosting this event!