Freshman-Senior Senator Ron Johnson Makes his Mark on Capitol Hill

Sen. Ron Johnson, speaking with reporters in Dec. 2012. Image credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Halfway through his first term in office, Republican Ron Johnson is now the senior senator from Wisconsin. When Sen.  Ron Johnson defeated longtime Democratic Senator Russ Feingold in 2010, little did he know he would soon become the senior senator from the state.  Last year, the long-tenured Herb Kohl retired, and was succeeded by Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Read the full article here.

’30 Americans’ Showcases Black Artists’ Experiences

Hank Willis Thomas’ “Branded Head, 2003” is on display at the “30 Americans” exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Credit: Milwaukee Art Museum.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s latest exhibition, 30 Americans, opened last month to the public. Gathered from the Rubell Family Collection, 30 Americans features the works of 31 contemporary African American artists in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, prints, photographs, collages, and assemblages. Featured artist Hank Willis Thomas spoke about his work on Lake Effect. Read more and listen to the interview here.