Now that classes have begun, I hope that you all are taking full advantage of the creative opportunities available to you here at UW Madison. There are exhibitions, music concerts, theater programs, dance performances and a host of lectures and scholarly events happening all around you. I urge you all to attend as many such events as possible; you will feel enlightened and inspired and it will in turn feed your own creativity as well. A measure of any civilization is how we value the arts and universities are among the last true patrons of the arts. UW-Madison’s commitment to presenting a diverse range of art and humanities programming provides our students with unparalleled opportunities to soak in a truly global cultural experience. I hope you all take advantage of these opportunities.

Douglas Rosenberg
Chair, Art Department