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MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, the Bronzeville Center for the Arts (BCA) announced its plans for a new $1.6 million land purchase for a new art and cultural center.

If the plan goes through, the BCA would build a 50,000 square foot facility for feature exhibitions, education, and immersive artistic programming focused on African American art and history, according to a press release from BCA. The organization will submit its proposal to the State Building Commission on Feb. 9.

“This site has tremendous potential for the Bronzeville Center for the Arts,” said Kristen Hardy, a Milwaukee attorney and president of the Bronzeville Center for the Arts board. “Someday in the near future, it is our hope that visitors from across the city, state, and nation will come to Bronzeville to explore African American art and art history in ways that foster and inspire personal expression, the exchange of ideas, and creative entrepreneurship.”

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