Find your program at the UW-Madison Art Department

Expand your perspective and connect with your classmates, your community, and the world around you!
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Find your program at the UW-Madison Art Department

Expand your perspective and connect with your classmates, your community, and the world around you!
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMGRADUATE PROGRAM

The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. We respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

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2022 Annual Holiday Art Sale & BYO Glass Ornaments

Saturday December 17 @ 9am-5pm

Location: Glass Lab, Art Lofts, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI

Join the UW-Madison Art Department for our Annual Holiday Art Sale! Find the perfect gift for loved ones, including a wide array of unique prints, cards, glasswork, and many other original pieces of artwork by our undergraduate and graduate UW art Students! The Holiday Sale is free and open to the public. Artworks will priced by the students at a variety of prices.

This year we are also featuring student orgs Mad Gaffers (UW-Madison Glassblowing Club) and Fresh Hot Press (UW-Madison Printmaking Club). You can join the Mad Gaffers in the extremely popular “Blow Your Own Glass Ornament” event! You will be able to work with UW glass students to blow your own unique glass ball ornaments. Choose from a variety of colors, and have the opportunity to use tools and your very own breath to shape and inflate your ornaments!

“Blow Your Own Glass Ornaments” are first come, first served, and cost $50 to partake in. Place your reservation now. Pick up the perfect, hand-crafted gift for a loved one, or have a hand in crafting one yourself at Mad Gaffer’s “Blow Your Own” Event, where participants engage in blowing their own unique glass ornament.

 

2022 Annual Holiday Art Sale

Fall 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquium

Come visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department!

Tours are now available by appointment, view our upcoming Art Department events for prospective students at Visit Bucky: apps.admissions.wisc.edu/visitbucky/

Carefully read the event information and COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Visitor Agreement before your visit.

Arts at UW

Did you know?

The UW-Madison Art Department is:

  • #1 in Printmaking
  • Ranked among the top 15 Fine Arts MFA programs
  • Founded the 1st collegiate Glass program in the U.S.
  • 1 of only 5 universities in the nation with a Neon program

Ranking Source: U.S. News & World Report


The University of Wisconsin-Madison ART DEPARTMENT is committed to teaching art in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community. Offering the following degrees: B.S., B.F.A., M.A., & M.F.A. in Studio Art, B.S. in Art Education, Certificate in Art Studio, and Certificate in Graphic Design.

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