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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For the Time Being

June 11 – August 18

Artists: Aly Connors, Matthew Everett, Olivia Fedrizzi, Lucas Fitzpatrick, Mac G Gale, Kaylee Herrmann, Sophie Maahs, Amber Mans, Wynnton Mott, Melissa Palmer, Carolyn Spears, Abby Sunde, and Skye Xollo

Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5:30-8:30pm, Artist Talks start at 6pm

Location: Playhouse Gallery, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison, WI

“For the Time Being” combines glass and neon works from the 2023/24 academic year’s UW-Madison neon and glassblowing courses. It speaks to current works created by the active student body and acknowledges how creativity within a communal environment is constantly changing.

 

For the Time Being

Events

Spring 2024 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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