Tag Arts

With quirky photo project, UW–Madison student captures breadth, variety of campus libraries

March 24, 2017

The “Libraries of UW–Madison” is a quirky trip through the stacks of a top university. In 41 photos, a student captures what makes each library unique.

Students find inspiration in class merging science and art

March 9, 2017

The class, called Zoethica: Bioinspired Art and Science, is part of Peter Krsko’s semester-long commitment to UW–Madison as the Arts Institute’s spring Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence.

Panczenko, longtime director of Chazen Museum of Art, to retire

February 28, 2017

Panczenko grew the Chazen's holdings from approximately 12,000 objects to more than 21,000 today, making it the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin.

Big Apple Badgers: Jerry and Simona Chazen

February 28, 2017

UW–Madison alumni Jerry and Simona Chazen, the generous benefactors of the Chazen Museum of Art, were a couple of jazz-loving undergraduates when they first met here. After graduation, his first roommate — who had married a woman whose name would become synonymous with fashion — called Jerry in New York City and said “Let’s start a company.” The Chazens are the latest in our series of Big Apple Badgers.

Contest seeks more amazing science images

January 31, 2017

To recognize the visual and exploratory value of scientific imagery, the 7th annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best images from members of the UW–Madison community.

Two UW opera performances win national awards

January 12, 2017

UW-Madison’s University Opera is on a roll. Both shows from last year, Transformations and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, have won awards in the National Opera Association’s (NOA) Opera Production Competition for 2015-2016.

Abdu’Allah to lead arts learning community

December 13, 2016

Artist — and barber — Faisal Abdu’Allah talks about his work while cutting the hair of volunteer Alison Jones Chaim during …

Libraries, Chazen, Arts Institute celebrate Shakespeare in Wisconsin

October 4, 2016

As the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is marked this year, UW–Madison has spearheaded the Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 initiative.

MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner is UW–Madison alumna

September 22, 2016

Anne Basting, who received a master’s degree in theatre and drama at UW–Madison, is now a theatre professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Artist mixes traditional and contemporary; decorative and political

September 21, 2016

Interdisciplinary artist-in-residence Meeta Mastani teaches students about natural dyes and printing, but she also encourages them to use their art to express their emotions and beliefs.

Students share impassioned messages at ‘Dear World’ event

September 21, 2016

Numerous UW–Madison students shared the messages that are important to them through a unique means at "Dear World" event on Sept. 20 at Gordon Dining and Event Center. They painted the messages on their bodies, and then portraits were taken of them displaying them.

A century on, celebrating the first Yiddish-language college course

September 15, 2016

Louis Wolfenson started teaching Yiddish at the UW in 1916, more than 30 years before Yiddish classes originated in New York City.

Students present creative innovation at New Arts Venture Challenge

May 4, 2016

Funding pitches to investors tend to relate to innovative ideas in science, engineering or business. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a campus wide competition has …

Common ‘Threads’ displayed at SoHE student fashion show

May 4, 2016

Students in the Textiles and Fashion Design Program in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Human Ecology presented “Threads 2016: IMPACT” on Saturday, April 30 …

YouW Profile: Madeline Horan, WUD Music Committee

April 25, 2016

Junior Madeline Horan, majoring in Communication Science and Disorders, is an active member of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee. Members book, promote, and cover shows …

No typical day in artist in residence’s classroom

April 12, 2016

Amy Franceschini’s class may be unconventional at times, but it’s teaching important lessons about social change and uncertainty.