Mark your calendars for the return of our autumn arts celebration!

Saturday, November 6 @ 12-6pm at the Humanities and Art Lofts

Mark your calendars for the return of our autumn arts celebration!

Saturday, November 6 @ 12-6pm at the Humanities and Art Lofts

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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Homecoming: UW Art MFA Class of 2020 Reunion Exhibition

Homecoming exhibition flyer

September 24 – October 15
Closing Reception: Friday, October 15 @ 5 – 8pm

Location: Art Lofts, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI

Artists: Yoshinori Asai, Noël Ash, Autumn Brown, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, Abrahm Guthrie-Potter, Max Hautala, Kyle Herrera, Derek Hibbs, Maryam Ladoni, Ashley Lusietto, Kel Mur, Guzzo Pinc, Lucas Pointon, Solarpunk Surf Club, Cate Richards, Jodi Robertson, Pranav Sood, and Kayla Story

Homecoming reunites the MFA Class of 2020 over a year after their time at UW was cut short. The artists have gone on to make the most of their first year out of the program despite the circumstances and are returning now to celebrate. The exhibition brings together video, painting, photography, sculpture, and more into one space.


RSVP for the Homecoming Reunion Exhibition Closing Reception

Visiting Artist & Art Faculty Colloquium

Glass Grad Artist Talks

Glass Grad Artist Talks

Friday, October 8 @ 12pm Location: Art Lofts Conference Room, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI Join us for artist talks from Ashley Goodwyn, Alix Deane, Kagen Dunn, and Carolyn Spears!

Come visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department!

Tours are now available by appointment, to register for a group tour contact Matthew Mauk: Our tours book fast, please contact us as soon as possible and carefully read the event information and COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Visitor Agreement before your visit.

View our upcoming Art Department events for prospective students at Visit Bucky:

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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