Tag Arts

Reflective art installation displays beauty, intrigue of genetics

August 17, 2017

Pictures obtained from Ahna Skop’s exploration of the cell — as well as striking images from other UW–Madison research projects — will serve as a basis for a traveling art exhibit, “Genetic Reflections.”

The weft and warp of discovery: Weaving Lab encourages artistic investigation

August 9, 2017

Now in its second summer, the Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions allows members of the community to weave on five floor looms for free in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

In Memoriam: “Band Mom” Phyllis Leckrone

August 8, 2017

Leckrone served as “band mom” to thousands of marching band students with care, dedication and support.

The School of Music officially enters the digital age

July 27, 2017

This fall, the Mead Witter School of Music will add a new studio to Humanities: the Electro-Acoustic Research Space (EARS). Located in a former classroom, EARS will be stuffed with the latest electronic music equipment, and will be available to faculty, students, and collaborators within the School of Music and in other departments.

Accomplished museum leader named new director of Chazen Museum of Art

July 21, 2017

Amy Gilman will lead the Chazen Museum of Art as its new director starting Sept. 11. Gilman has worked at the Toledo Museum of Art since 2005, most recently as deputy director.

‘Art En Route’ bus wrap project chooses writers, artists

July 14, 2017

“Art En Route” has paired eight creative writers with eight visual artists to create collaborative works that will be photographed and installed on the exterior wraps of various Madison Metro Transit buses from Oct. 1, 2017, until Jan. 20, 2018.

Campus to host Cap Times Idea Fest Sept. 16-17

July 13, 2017

The festival’s unifying theme is “Reach a Better State,” and the sessions will center on core themes of the economy, equity, education, politics, journalism and culture.

Through robust collaboration, UW students help new museum launch inaugural exhibit

July 10, 2017

Over two years, UW–Madison students have researched dozens of objects in the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s expansive collection.

UW-Madison spinoff helps libraries help local musicians

July 6, 2017

Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.

New summer course on ‘Hamilton’ excites undergraduates, lifelong learners

June 28, 2017

The class will take a “deep dive” into the record-breaking hip-hop musical that takes a fresh look at the lives of the founding fathers.

Jim Dine mural unveiled at the Chazen

June 23, 2017

A monumental new mural by iconic American artist Jim Dine will be on view permanently at the Chazen Museum of Art after an unveiling on June 22.

Father-son team brings philosophers to graphic life in ‘Heretics!’

June 21, 2017

Philosophy professor Steven Nadler is known for serious scholarship. For his latest book, he has chosen a very different format: full of bright illustrations and characters speaking in word bubbles.

A Badger’s guide to fairs and festivals this summer

June 13, 2017

If you still need more fun things to do this summer — even after reading our guide to cheap summer activities — there’s a festival or fair near Madison almost every week for the rest of the summer.

New mural for Chazen arrives; unveiling is June 22

June 9, 2017

Workers on Friday, June 9, began installing a new work of art from artist Jim Dine in the Chazen Museum of Art, after it arrived from Paris.

Coming soon to the Chazen Museum of Art

June 1, 2017

The Chazen Museum of Art has a new work from artist Jim Dine, due to arrive in June. Dine spent two years on the four-panel mural, working on it at his studio in Paris.

Music returns to the carillon with Sunday concerts

May 26, 2017

The UW–Madison Memorial Carillon concerts will resume at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, with Sunday afternoon concerts on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at least through August.

Arts Institute gives 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts

May 4, 2017

Each spring, the UW–Madison Arts Institute recognizes faculty, staff and student achievements and professional service, along with supporting future creative endeavors and research.

Student art exhibit explores Arboretum prairies through comics, stories

April 27, 2017

As part of her master of fine arts thesis, Liz Anna Kozik has installed an exhibit telling the story of the first restored prairie in the world, Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.