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
Work by several artists with ties to the UW–Madison Art Department is featured in an exhibition titled, “Through a Glass, Darkly,” at the Delaware Contemporary art ...read more →
UW–Madison alumni J. Leigh Garcia and Ericka Walker have been honored with 2023 awards from the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) for excellence in ...read more →
SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities announces Roberto Torres Mata as the inaugurate artist for the artist-in-residence program for ...read more →
The Madison Arts Commission and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library have selected UW–Madison alum Ash Armenta as the 2022-23 Thurber Park Artist-in-Residence. The Thurber ...read more →
Siblings and UW–Madison alumni Keiler Roberts and Lee Sensenbrenner recently released the multi-generational graphic novel, “Creepy,” which is described as a “picture book for ...read more →
On a windy Saturday afternoon, I made my way down to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Lofts to attend the Art Department’s annual Open ...read more →
UW–Madison’s Taekyeom Lee, an assistant professor in the School of Education’s Art Department, was a featured speaker recently at the 2022 AIGA Design Conference in Seattle, Washington, ...read more →
From paintings to pottery to sculpture to photography, creativity was out in full force at the Nov. 5 Open Studio Day hosted by the ...read more →
UW–Madison’s Emily Arthur, an associate professor in the School of Education’s Art Department, has been awarded an Eleanor M. Garvey Visiting Fellowship in Printing and ...read more →
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department is Hiring! Apply now for our Graphic Design Lecturer Position
For immediate release: November 1, 2022 The Graphic Design area of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a Graphic Design ...read more →
Two students from the UW–Madison School of Education are recipients of Marie Christine Kohler Fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery (WID) for the 2022-23 academic ...read more →
Saturday December 17 @ 9am-5pm
Location: Glass Lab, Art Lofts, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI
Join the UW-Madison Art Department for our Annual Holiday Art Sale! Find the perfect gift for loved ones, including a wide array of unique prints, cards, glasswork, and many other original pieces of artwork by our undergraduate and graduate UW art Students! The Holiday Sale is free and open to the public. Artworks will priced by the students at a variety of prices.
This year we are also featuring student orgs Mad Gaffers (UW-Madison Glassblowing Club) and Fresh Hot Press (UW-Madison Printmaking Club). You can join the Mad Gaffers in the extremely popular “Blow Your Own Glass Ornament” event! You will be able to work with UW glass students to blow your own unique glass ball ornaments. Choose from a variety of colors, and have the opportunity to use tools and your very own breath to shape and inflate your ornaments!
“Blow Your Own Glass Ornaments” are first come, first served, and cost $50 to partake in. Place your reservation now. Pick up the perfect, hand-crafted gift for a loved one, or have a hand in crafting one yourself at Mad Gaffer’s “Blow Your Own” Event, where participants engage in blowing their own unique glass ornament.
Saturday, December 10 @ 5 - 8pm...
December 6 - 12 Opening...
December 5 - 17 Opening...
December 5 - 10 Artists: Maisie...
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November 28 - December 3...
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 →
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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