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.
UW Art in the News
Madison Artist Faisal Abdu’Allah’s “Dark Matter” Invites Public into His Journey of Transformation by Sandra Whitehead
On an exchange visit to the United States as a teenager, Londoner Paul Anthony Duffus “was impressed with how Islam was a tool revolutionizing ...read more →
A paper by UW–Madison’s John Baldacchino — focused on “the art of unlearning” — is included in the book “International Current Trends in Applied ...read more →
Michael Velliquette: Assistant professor of foundations, Art Department, School of Education Website: www.velliquette.com Instagram: @michaelvelliquette Hometown: Bradenton, Florida Educational/professional background: MFA UW–Madison, 2000; BFA Florida State University, 1993 ...read more →
UW–Madison’s Lynda Barry discusses the power of play in a recent New York Times magazine feature that is headlined, “A Genius Cartoonist Believes Child’s Play Is ...read more →
For nearly 30 years, the cartoonist Lynda Barry published her adored comic strip “Ernie Pook’s Comeek,” which told the whimsical, hardscrabble story of the ...read more →
UW–Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn, an assistant professor of graphic design in the School of Education’s Art Department, is the recipient of the 2022 Educator Award from ...read more →
Faisal Abdu’Allah’s “Blu³eprint” was honored by Madison Magazine as this year’s “Best New Piece of Public Art” in the publication’s Best of Madison Editors’ Picks for ...read more →
Paper by Baldacchino is published in special journal issue celebrating 50 years of works by Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich
UW–Madison’s John Baldacchino is the author of a new paper that was published in a special issue of the journal Espacio, Tiempo y Educacion ...read more →
‘Thresholds,’ featuring photography by UW–Madison’s Jones, makes private emotions public by Kari Dickinson
An exhibition co-created by UW–Madison’s Tomiko Jones opens on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). ...read more →
Museum of Wisconsin Art exhibitions showcase Native American identity, history, veterans by Andrew Kennard
Over the past few weeks, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend has opened two new exhibitions by indigenous artists to the ...read more →
Attend our online Art Department Virtual Information Sessions. We’ll provide an overview of Art Department programs and discuss degree options, course offerings, and opportunities available for art students.
Meet us at the Chazen for a tour of the Art Lofts and Mosse Humanities buildings and talk shop about our programs.
Go to live demonstrations of artwork being made where you’ll be able to ask questions about the degrees offered through the Art Department.
And mark your calendars for our annual arts celebration Open Studio Day! Over 50 artist studios will be open—meet the student artists, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working process.
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Fall 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquium
Wednesday, December 7 @ 5 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Our graduate students earning their Masters degrees will present their interdisciplinary ...read more →
Wednesday, November 30 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks
Wednesday, November 16 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm Elvehjem L160 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks
Come visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department!
Tours are now available by appointment, view our upcoming Art Department events for prospective students at Visit Bucky: apps.admissions.wisc.edu/visitbucky/
Carefully read the event information and COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Visitor Agreement before your visit.
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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