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.
UW Art in the News
UW–Madison News documented the Art Department’s 2023 Annual Open Studio Day in a photo gallery earlier this month. Over 50 artist studios were open to the ...read more →
Just north of Van Hise Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, “Effigy: Bird Form” hovers over the ground (or at least appears to). ...read more →
The exhibit, hosted by the UW-Madison Photography Department from Nov. 13-17 to showcase the work of undergraduate and graduate students, derived its title from ...read more →
UW–Madison students Skylar Simpson and Mallory Stowe, both MFA candidates in the School of Education’s Art Department, are finalists for the 2023 AXA Art ...read more →
Two recent videos from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., spotlight the work of UW–Madison’s John Hitchcock, a contemporary artist and musician and Vilas ...read more →
At a special ceremony held Tuesday, Nov. 7, the UW–Madison campus community and invited guests celebrated the installation of Ho-Chunk banners on Bascom Hall, ...read more →
The University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted a campus celebration on Bascom Hill Tuesday to view new Ho-Chunk-themed banners commissioned as part of UW–Madison’s 175th anniversary. The ...read more →
This year, University of Wisconsin’s Art Department hosted Open Studio Day on Saturday, which took place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The locations of all demonstrations and ...read more →
The Ho-Chunk Banners hanging on Bascom Hall are the fruits of a creative partnership formed by UW–Madison doctoral student Molli Pauliot and faculty members ...read more →
June 30 – July 6, 2024
- Grade level are students finishing grades 9–12
- In person. Daily Commuter-only program, no residential component
- Visual Art Classes:
- Putting the Pieces Together: A Glass Mosaics Workshop with Kagen Dunn
- Screen Printing with Christie Tirado
Students choose an experience based on their goals! Each path incorporates instruction in both small and large groups, explores a variety of artistic techniques and centers student creativity. Each course also offers students the opportunity to perform or exhibit their work on Saturday morning, the final day of the program.
Registration open January 9 to May 1, 2024.
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Fall 2023 Visiting Artist Colloquium
Wednesday, December 6 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Heather Green is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator whose work explores the ecological narratives of a small headland along the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico. Whether documenting the ...read more →
Wednesday, November 29 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Tanya Aguiñiga was born in 1978 in San Diego, California, and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. An artist and craftsperson, Aguiñiga works with traditional craft materials like natural fibers and collaborates ...read more →
Wednesday, November 15 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Faith Holland is an artist, curator, critic, and educator whose multimedia practice focuses on gender, intimacy, and technology. In works that exaggerate our physical and embodied relationships to technologies, Holland ...read more →
Wednesday, November 8 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Kelly Kivland is chief curator and director of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, where she has led the exhibitions program since fall 2021. Prior to joining the ...read more →
Visiting Artist Colloquium: University of Wisconsin-Madison MFA Candidates Kate Forer, Devon Stackonis, & Meg Wilson
Wednesday, November 1 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Our graduate students earning their Masters degrees will present their interdisciplinary work to the public. Explore their body of art, three-years in the making through the development of a rigorous ...read more →
Wednesday, October 25 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Jen Rae is an artist who has worked for years in collaboration with governmental organizations on scenario planning for disaster management. As a result, when pandemic lockdowns arrived, Rae had ...read more →
Wednesday, October 18 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Soojin Choi (b.1991) was born and raised in South Korea, and she has worked as an artist in the United States since 2010. Soojin earned her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth ...read more →
Wednesday, October 11 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium In 2013, Precious Leano and Alex Baluyut co-founded the Art Relief Mobile Kitchen (ARMK) as a response to the devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan). Since then, ARMK ...read more →
Wednesday, October 4 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Susie J. Silbert (she/her) is a curator, thought leader, and advocate for artists. Her curatorial practice is expansive, artist-centered, and community oriented. Her projects challenge traditional boundaries to create new ...read more →
Wednesday, September 27 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Matthew Goulish co-founded Every house has a door in 2008 with Lin Hixson. He is dramaturg, writer, and sometimes performer for the company. His books include 39 microlectures—in proximity of ...read more →
Wednesday, September 20 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Jon Lowenstein specializes in long-term, in-depth documentary explorations that confront the realms of power, poverty, and violence. Through the combination of filmmaking, photography, experiential writing and personal testimonials, he strives ...read more →
Wednesday, September 13 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: uwmadison.zoom.us/my/artcolloquium Heather Snyder Quinn (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Design, the 2021 to 2022 Wicklander Fellow in Ethics, the 2022 OpEd Public Voice Fellow, and founder of The Parallel Futures ...read more →
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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