See our 2020 Exhibitions Online

Stay tuned for the in-person exhibitions at a later date!
2020 VIRTUAL MFA EXHIBITIONS2020 VIRTUAL BFA SENIOR EXHIBITION

See our 2020 Exhibitions Online

Stay tuned for the in-person exhibitions at a later date!
2020 VIRTUAL MFA EXHIBITIONS2020 VIRTUAL BFA SENIOR EXHIBITION

UW-Madison will welcome students back to campus as scheduled for the start of fall classes on September 2.

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Black background with white text image: "The UW-Madison Art Department stands for social justice. We stand against that which impedes the progress towards impactful policy change. We stand united against racism."

We wish to support and share this important letter from our colleague

Patrick J. Sims, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement

#ICantBreathe

Thank you to Chair and Professor Douglas Rosenberg, Professor Leslie Smith III, and Deputy Vice Chancellor Patrick J. Sims for sharing your words and truth with our community.

Events

2020 UW Art Virtual Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition

The annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition presents the refined art portfolios of our new Class of 2020 cohort of BFA graduates and experts in creative problem solving, visual communication, teamwork and...

ON HOLD: An Advanced Painting Workshop Show

Illumination is excited to be showcasing ON HOLD: An Advanced Painting Workshop Show. The students of APW have been working all semester, and like many art students at universities across the country, had their studio access cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Artist Talk: 3D Printing with Social Distancing by Takeyeom Lee

Wednesday, April 15 @ 12 - 1pm ONLINE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Typographer, maker, and design educator, Taekyeom Lee, will present a virtual artist talk of his artwork, students’ works, and recent works produced during the pandemic while working in a home studio,...

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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, and Certificate in Art Studio.

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