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UW grad student shares hands-on physics, art lessons with local fifth graders

October 16, 2020

Students took breaks from all-electronic assignments to work with take-home kits that let them explore the physics of light while creating art.

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin artist wins NEA award, helps Wisconsin Regional Art Program celebrate 80 years

August 17, 2020

The WRAP 2020 Annual Art Exhibition and State Day Conference will feature Karen AnnHoffman’s much-anticipated keynote on Iroquois raised beadwork, an art form specific to the Indigenous nations and cultures of the Eastern Great Lakes Region utilizing forms and designs that reach back more than 10,000 years.

Pandemic can’t keep UW–Madison’s Pinc from bringing MFA show to public

March 31, 2020

Guzzo Pinc’s show joined the long list of events canceled due to COVID-19. Despite the initial shock and a feeling of despair, Pinc became determined to find a way to bring his exhibition into public view.

Enter your best science images in the 2020 Cool Science Image Contest

January 30, 2020

As students, staff and faculty sift and winnow they produce a continual stream of visual documentation of their discoveries. The 10th annual Cooll Science Image Contest is soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.

Nails’ Tales sculpture removed

August 21, 2019

Construction workers this week removed the Nails’ Tales sculpture and placed it in storage as part of the redesign of the UW Field House South Plaza. 

State of the (campus) art

August 1, 2019

The Campus Art Exchange makes art formerly banished to storage available for public display in UW–Madison buildings. Artwork must be hung in public spaces such as hallways, common areas, conference rooms or other gathering spaces — not private offices.

Cosmic ray exhibits, conference explore the universe’s mysteries

July 18, 2019

Event Horizon: portraits of three physicists captured holding an object that inspired their careers, and Messages from the Horizon, which consists of spinning LEDs representing black holes, are on display in the Main Gallery of the Memorial Union.

Old Watrous mosaic looks as good as new — meaning more like it did in 1963

June 18, 2019

Cricket Harbeck, who restored Bascom Hill's Lincoln statue, returned to campus in May for another project: cleaning up “Man—Creator of Order and Disorder,” a mosaic by James Watrous.

The winners: Cool Science Images 2019

April 18, 2019

Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2019 Cool Science Image Contest. The contest recognizes the technical and creative skills required to capture images or video that document science or nature.

Truman Lowe, acclaimed Ho-Chunk artist and professor emeritus, dies at 75

April 8, 2019

Lowe, whose works are deeply rooted in his Ho-Chunk heritage, was recognized as a master sculptor whose work bridged the traditional and contemporary, abstract and representational worlds of Native American fine art.

Black History Month art event

February 15, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, an ArtSpin outreach event gave participants the chance to create art in the style of American contemporary painter and silhouette artist Kara Walker. 

Enter your best science images in the 2019 Cool Science Image Contest

January 31, 2019

Sponsored by Promega Corp. with additional support from the UW–Madison Arts Institute and DoIT Digital Publishing and Printing Services, the contest offers an opportunity to show off compelling visuals made by students, staff or faculty.

‘Behind the Canvas’

January 10, 2019

"Behind the Canvas" explores American artist Jim Dine’s latest contribution to the Chazen Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Dine's four-panel mural exploring and honoring the art of classical antiquity took more than two years to make and crossed the ocean before its eventual installation in Madison. With footage capturing Dine at work in his Paris studio, the film documents the artist’s creative process as well as the transportation and highly technical installation of the work.

Chazen installation documentary premieres Dec. 20

December 13, 2018

'Behind the Canvas,' premiering at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 on Wisconsin Public Television, highlights artist Jim Dine’s latest contribution to the Chazen Museum of Art: a mural exploring the art of classical antiquity that took more than two years to make and ship from France.

From poles to polls: Community art project gets out the afghans to get out the vote

October 24, 2018

An art project designed to encourage people to vote uses a new tactic: “yarn bomb cozies” on light poles on Bascom Hill.

LAB3 exhibition helps high school students merge physics and art

September 7, 2018

A new exhibition featuring artworks inspired by scientific research led by UW–Madison physicists, and created by high school students with the help of artists and writers.

How do you Bucky on Parade?

August 16, 2018

The Bucky on Parade project placed 85 life-size Bucky Badger statues throughout Madison and Dane County, and they've proven to be a big draw for many.

Bucky on Parade feature: Jill Iwanski

August 8, 2018

Artist Jill Iwanski designed and constructed the "... And On Wisconsin!" Bucky statue as a tribute to her time as a trombone player in the UW Marching Band. "My involvement in the Marching Band hugely shaped my time at UW and helped make me who I am today," she says.

Bucky on Parade feature: S.V. Medaris

August 1, 2018

Artist S.V. Medaris was inspired to create Retro Bucky, a display of the various Bucky logos since the 1930s, by her love for the Bucky logo. "I had a Bucky Badger sweatshirt that I wore, like, always," Medaris said after her family moved to Wisconsin from Southern California. "I was in love with that logo/image from the start."

Bucky on Parade feature: Megan Breene and Allyson Casey

July 25, 2018

Megan Breene and Allyson Casey, both graphic designers at the Wisconsin Union, designed and painted Sunset Bucky for Bucky on Parade, a public art project. They hope their Bucky reminds people of nights spent on the Terrace, which has become an icon of Madison.