See our 2020 Exhibitions Online

Stay tuned for the in-person exhibitions at a later date!
2020 VIRTUAL MFA EXHIBITIONS2020 VIRTUAL BFA SENIOR EXHIBITION

See our 2020 Exhibitions Online

Stay tuned for the in-person exhibitions at a later date!
2020 VIRTUAL MFA EXHIBITIONS2020 VIRTUAL BFA SENIOR EXHIBITION

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Congratulations UW Art 2020 Graduates GIF by Ash Armenta, UW Art design treatment by Autumn Brown.

🎓 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!

Events

2020 UW Art Virtual Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition

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...

ON HOLD: An Advanced Painting Workshop Show

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....

Artist Talk: 3D Printing with Social Distancing by Takeyeom Lee

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,...

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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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