UW Art in the News
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — A trio of artists are brightening the Madison-area by turning blank wall spaces into a work of art. “We just biked ...read more →
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (May 22, 2020) – Fiber artist Amanda Browder will be coming to Milwaukee this summer to create a unique, large-scale fabric public art installation to ...read more →
On Friday, February 28, I woke up to the email: In accordance with UW-Madison’s international travel policy, university-sponsored programming in Italy is cancelled due ...read more →
As Madison greets springtime, the city feels a bit less alive than it did during the long, cold months we’ve just weathered. Streets are ...read more →
Drive-thru art exhibit at Garver Feed Mill explores themes of social distancing, isolation by Howard Hardee
Many of the art pieces on display in a drive-thru exhibit outside Garver Feed Mill are directly influenced by aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic ...read more →
This week’s Questions with an Educator features Tomiko Jones. Tomiko is a photographer, as well as Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She ...read more →
The Giant Snorflaggle, resplendent in a fantastic top hat, wings to fly and a pointed tail, is on the job to help children understand ...read more →
MADISON, Wis. — A local artist teamed up with staff at University of Wisconsin — Madison to create coloring pages for kids that deal ...read more →
Maryam Ladoni, a photo-based artist who grew up in Iran and came to UW–Madison to pursue a master of fine arts, was looking forward ...read more →
🎓 Happy Graduation Class of 2020! 🎓
The semester took a strange turn, far outside the typical route to graduation that we expect. Classes switched to remote online courses in the middle, campus closed, our MFA and planned exhibitions were cancelled or postponed, even tomorrow’s commencement is a virtual event… The importance of this final semester as the launchpad to a professional entry into the art world cannot be understated, and the difficulties you’ve all faced have been heartbreaking to see.
Yet, we’ve watched as you quickly moved forward, adapting and persevering through unprecedented circumstances, using your creative abilities and proving the importance of the arts within our communities to overcome any situation. The arts remind us of the moments of life and joy beyond isolation and the connections and kindness we share among our communities, the tools we are all in need at this time, the tools you hold.
The faculty and staff of the UW-Madison Art Department extends our sincere congratulations to Class of 2020 students graduating from our Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Art, Bachelor of Science in Art Education, and Certificate in Art Studio programs, it cannot be said enough how proud we are of the work you have accomplished here. Thank you for all your contributions to the Art Department and to the University, and welcome to the newest prestigious cohort of UW-Madison Art Department Wisconsin Alumni! On Wisconsin!
The annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition presents the refined art portfolios of our new Class of 2020 cohort of BFA graduates and experts in creative problem solving, visual communication, teamwork and...
Illumination is excited to be showcasing ON HOLD: An Advanced Painting Workshop Show. The students of APW have been working all semester, and like many art students at universities across the country, had their studio access cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic....
Wednesday, April 15 @ 12 - 1pm ONLINE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Typographer, maker, and design educator, Taekyeom Lee, will present a virtual artist talk of his artwork, students’ works, and recent works produced during the pandemic while working in a home studio,...
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, and Certificate in Art Studio.
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