UW–Madison’s Douglas Rosenberg, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School of Education’s Art Department, is the author of a new book that is titled, “Staring at the Sky: Essays on Art and Culture.”

Rosenberg wrote this collection of short essays about art and contemporary culture over a five-year period from 2015-2020, during which he served as Art Department chair. Composed as an ongoing commitment to remaining mindful of the field and the cultural upheaval of the period, they are a durational project that reflect Rosenberg’s reflections in real time, based on ideas developed over 30 years of interdisciplinary practice in the arts — as a filmmaker, writer, artist, and teacher.