Marjorie Kreilick listened as a room full of architects, engineers, contractors and politicians – all men, and all opinionated – told her what her ...read more →
Distant Views What could Madison look like 75 years from now? Find out at the James Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center for the ...read more →
A group of UW-Madison students are participating in a nationwide project aimed at creating beautiful pieces of jewelry, using sustainable and ethical practices. The ...read more →
Through ‘radical’ project, students are turning unwanted jewelry into pieces to be cherished anew by Doug Erickson
At her studio in the Humanities Building, UW–Madison metalsmithing student Chloe Darke sketches ideas in a notebook as she puzzles through a design challenge. ...read more →
Her inspired, mixed-media constructions have appeared in solo and group exhibitions and installations throughout the world. Her original artwork hangs prominently in the U.S. ...read more →
‘El Camino Doloroso’: MFA student hopes to turn attention to painful journey of undocumented immigrants in art exhibition by Frances Smith
Leigh Garcia’s masters of fine arts exhibition, “El Camino Doloroso,” was on display in the Humanities seventh floor gallery and wrapped up March ...read more →
Melanie Gehrke’s house is a gallery of finished projects created from do-it-yourself craft kits she assembles herself. Walking through her Madison ...read more →
Arts Council Menifee chose artist Deborah Crafts as their Artist of the Month for March. Crafts grew up in Wisconsin and said ...read more →
Teacher Spotlight If there’s someone who loves art, it’s Mr. Edwin Shelton . Mr. Shelton is the art teacher at Marquette and teaches ...read more →
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 1940s pinup leans from a stool into a body of water, her rubber-gloved hands churning the waves as the sun ...read more →
Making Comics (& other Graphic Formations) with Jason L. Kartez
May 29 – July 22, 10a-3p M/W
Making Comics, Art 448, Section 008
Beginning-level special topics course, limited to 16 students, open to all UW students from any discipline
This course is an introduction to making comics as both a subject and means of academic inquiry. How do writing and pictures combine and interact to make something new? We call this ‘something’ by various names; sequential art, graphic novel or autobiography, cartoons, or just plain old ‘comics,’
☆☆☆☆☆ Stars! My highest recommendation!
One of my best students has become of of my favorite cartoonists!
Jason Kartez brings something original to comics.
I would take this class in an instant!
-Prof. Lynda Barry
May 1 - 31 Artist Reception: Friday, May 4, 5-9p Location: Hatch Art House, 1248 Williamson St, Madison, WI Our May featured artist is illustrator and printmaker Elizabeth Jean Younce. Elizabeth is finishing up her MFA in printmaking, so let's celebrate her talent and...
Wednesday, April 25, 6-8p Location: 7th Floor Gallery, Humanities Building, 455 N Park St, Madison, WI Artists: Alyssa Ackerman, Ben Noll, Catherine Lundgren, Gabrielle Cordes, Ingrid Olson, Jiaming You, Justin Parks, Lana Scholtz, Megan Britt, Rachel Miller, Shelby...
April 14 - 20 Artists: Kayley Hackett, Halie Conyers, Lindi Shi, Liqi Sheng, Mei Lam So, Monica Fan, Kenzie (Mac) Bryant, Emma Santoianni, Collin Konetzke, Bethany Dahl, Spencer DeWitt, and Michelle Pelowski Reception: Wednesday, April 18, 6-8p Location: Art Lofts...
Tour the UW-Madison Art Department
We’re glad that you’re considering UW–Madison to pursue your art education! Tours occur Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and include viewings of our classrooms and facilities in the Humanities Building. A tour of the Art Lofts is available upon request.
All tours leave at 1pm sharp from the Art Office Room 6241, 6th Floor Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706 and are approximately 1 hour.
To schedule a tour of our department please complete and submit the following form:
Arts at UW
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, B.S. in Art Education, and Certificate in Studio Art.