The Wisconsin State Journal is once again putting the spotlight on the work of UW–Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah.

Abdu’Allah, who holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art, is an internationally acclaimed artist, professor in the School of Education’s Art Department, and the associate dean of the arts in the School of Education.

The story focuses on Abdu’Allah’s “Prince Hall” series, which sheds light on the Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons, a “centuries-old fraternal organization that has been viewed by many as secretive.” This work is part of Abdu’Allah’s “Dark Matter” exhibition, which runs through April 2 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

The organization’s history dates back to 1775 and many prominent Black leaders — including writer Langston Hughes and civil rights activist John Lewis — have connections to Freemasonry.