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If you didn’t realize the second floor of the City County Building housed an active youth detention center, you’re not alone. In a new art installation, Madison-based art duo Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky (professionally known as Simone and Max) are hoping to call attention to the fact that ...read more →
Pinned to a bulletin board in Douglas Rosenberg’s office in the Humanities Building is a white piece of paper with black, bold lettering that reads: “Art for the 21st Century.” It’s a simple reminder to the professor and chair of UW– Madison’s Art Department of his ongoing commitment to ...read more →
The fans of Martha Glowacki’s cabinet of curiosities titled “My Arcadia” — part of the permanent collection at the Chazen Museum of Art since 2000 — are in for a treat: The Chazen is devoting an entire gallery to the local artist’s work this spring. “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, ...read more →
The ACC Emerging Voices Awards are awarded biennially in recognition and support of the next generation of makers and thinkers in the field of contemporary craft. Reflecting the multiple paths for emerging talent in the current craft climate, the awards recognize the talent of artists within five years of ...read more →
During this fast-paced period of political change it can feel difficult to find a space for reflection, especially around conversations about the environment. But for Anna Lehner, a glass artist and M.F.A. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the need for reflection on loss and the environment has become ...read more →
Neurobiology course encourages students to look at science through an artistic, feminist lens by Katie Scheidt
Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor of Sterling Hall, students enrolled in Gender & Women’s Studies 533: Neurobiology & Traumatic Memory can be found doodling instead of taking notes. But, unlike other lectures, the instructor does not take away participation points for notebook margin art—she encourages students to ...read more →
Art professor saves National Park glaciers as woodcut prints, work acquired by national galleries by Clinton Colmenares
CLEMSON — With a heavy mug of coffee in one hand, Todd Anderson moves through his personal studio like a chef moving through a four-star kitchen: fluidly, efficiently, among the tools of his trade: neatly stacked cans of paint sorted by color, saws and drills tucked away without a ...read more →
Native American history and art are at the heart of a trio of exhibits at Edgewood College Gallery in The Stream, 1000 Edgewood College Drive. “Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay,” “The Art of Ho-Chunk Basket Making,” and “John Hitchcock: Protectors” will be on display ...read more →
UW-Madison’s Derrick Buisch and Faisal Abdu’Allah are Joan Mitchell Foundation 2016 Grant Recipients. Both are faculty members with the School of Education’s Art Department. Buisch teaches painting and drawing, and Abdu’Allah teaches printmaking. Buisch and Abdu’Allah are two of 25 recipients of the 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in ...read more →
UW-Madison Alumni Anna Hepler (MFA, ’94) is a sculptor based in Eastport, Maine. Her work, which is both hand-held and architectural in scale, overturns first impressions – wire forms flatten into drawings, clay impersonates metal, plywood coils like rope, plastic inhales and exhales. Hepler values embarrassment, uncertainty, blunder, and ...read more →
Women’s March: 8 great creative thinkers offer this advice for the sisters who follow in their footsteps by Michael Cavna
Leading up to Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, The Post’s Comic Riffs asked eight great creative minds — including Chapman — what advice they might have for the rising generation of young female artists, storytellers and other creatives in a world that can still present them with unique obstacles. ...read more →
Want to take a summer class, but you’re not in town? Don’t worry, we have online summer classes. Study art from anywhere on earth!
May 30 – July 23: 8 WEEK SESSION ONLINE!
100 Introduction to Art
Explores elements of visual language through lecture and art studio work, focusing on the development and application of both critical thinking and hands-on creative skills.
108 Foundations of Contemporary Art
Artists’ formal, technical and expressive concerns; the principal ideas of movements which have significantly influenced the major tendencies in contemporary art.
208 Current Directions in Art
Examination of current artists’ motivations, intentions, processes and their relationship to general developments in contemporary art.
448 Special Topics: Digital Storytelling
Using digital tools, bring your own stories to life or create audio, visual, or interactive media projects to tell stories about the people, places, and issues you care about. The practices of contemporary digital artists will also be explored.
448 Special Topics: Women, Art & the Body
In this practice-led course, students will investigate and artistically respond to the ways Western women have constructed the female, gendered body through art making in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries– materially, visually, and performatively.
March 14 - March 21 Location: Art Lofts (111 N Frances St) Description: "Lather + Rinse" displays collected contents of beauty products purchased and saved by the artist. A drug store turned inside out, the exhibition exposes the neuroses of testing and hoarding items...
Yale Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Surface Tensions: Screenic Bodies and the Sequential Image by Douglas Rosenberg
Wednesday, March 29, 12:30p Artist: Douglas Rosenberg Date: Wednesday, March 29, 12:30p Location: 36 Edgewood Ave, Room 204, New Haven, CT Description: In this event, Rosenberg will discuss paradigms for the treatment of dance in various arts contexts. This event will...
March 31 - May 26 Artists: Tom Jones (Ho Chunk) , Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit) , Cannupa Hanska Luger (Lakota/Mandan/Arikara/Hidatsa) , Steven J. Yazzie (Navajo) , Winter Count Collective (Merritt Johnson, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Nicholas Galanin, Dylan McLaughlin...
Faculty SpotlightAssistant Professor Lynda Barry (Interdisciplinary Creativity), is a famous cartoonist who hails from Wisconsin. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for nurturing creativity with the University of Wisconsin and the community. View Spotlight
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Did you know?
The UW-Madison Art Department is nationally ranked:
#15 Overall Fine Arts Program
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, and B.S. in Art Education.