Tag Arts

A tribute to Sherry Wagner-Henry

June 9, 2020

Sherry Wagner-Henry, director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business, died May 30. For more than 25 years, she served as a leader in nonprofit, arts, cultural, and humanities-based centers in higher education.

COVID-19 canceled their variety show; students raised $341,000 for charity anyway

May 27, 2020

Members of the group Humorology say the coronavirus pandemic only heightened their fundraising resolve. Donations will benefit children who might otherwise go hungry.

Stream Wisconsin Film Festival selections at home

April 1, 2020

Through "Stay at Home with Wisconsin's Own," the festival will premiere one short film per day on YouTube — an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary collection that had been slated to premiere at this year’s festival, which was canceled.

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.

Brandon Taylor’s acclaimed novel ‘Real Life’ explores his complex experience at UW–Madison

March 4, 2020

“Real Life” follows graduate student Wallace, a queer black biochemist from Alabama, and his circle of friends over the course of a typical-turned-tragic weekend.

Mead Witter School of Music offers orchestral residency with The Knights

February 5, 2020

As part of the Hamel Music Center’s opening year celebrations, UW–Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music is welcoming the Brooklyn-based collective, whose dynamic and collaborative work seeks to “transform the orchestral experience.”

Notable grads: winter commencement 2019

December 10, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 15, hundreds of students will complete their UW–Madison studies by walking across the Kohl Center stage at winter commencement. Every graduation ceremony is rich with personal stories. Here are just a few from this year’s winter graduates.

Campus mourns Teju Olaniyan, renowned scholar of the African Diaspora

December 1, 2019

"We are losing an adventurous interdisciplinary thinker and a colleague and friend revered for his humanity," said English Department Chair Anja Wanner.

‘Radical Pedagogy’ exhibition opens Oct. 11 in new Lathrop Gallery Space

October 7, 2019

The photographs, visual art and films bear witness to the influence of Margaret H’Doubler, who made dance a rigorous academic discipline and the body the route to scientific inquiry, self-discovery, creativity and citizenship. 

Hamel Music Center prepares for final tuning

September 17, 2019

The final touches of construction were being put in place during a preview tour of the Hamel Music Center Sept. 16. The Mead Witter School of Music is looking for volunteers Sept. 19 and 20, to sit quietly in the audience and hear professional acousticians perform the final tuning.

First Wave alumna awarded major graduate fellowship

July 31, 2019

Mackenzie Berry is the recipient of a $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of only six recipients nationwide this year to receive the fellowship.

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.

André De Shields ’70 wins best actor Tony for ‘Hadestown’

June 10, 2019

De Shields began his theatrical career at UW–Madison, graduating in 1970 and moving to New York City in 1973. His Broadway career includes "The Wiz" and "The Full Monty."

Hip-hop choreographer Duane Lee Holland Jr. to join Dance Department faculty

May 17, 2019

"We hope with this addition to the faculty we will craft deep, integrative, and long lasting changes in the way in which diversity is conceived and implemented in our curriculum," said department chair Kate Corby. "Duane's versatility as a teacher and artist, along with his warm and professional engagement with students, will be a great benefit."

June 1 jazz concert to celebrate John Schaffer, former School of Music director

May 16, 2019

In recognition of his contributions to music in Madison, particularly toward reinvigorating the local jazz scene, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium's Jazz Junction Benefit Concert on June 1 will this year honor Schaffer upon his retirement.

Meet ‘The Monarch’

May 6, 2019

The newly unveiled statue, "The Monarch," celebrates the 150th anniversary of women receiving degrees at UW–Madison and was designed by artist Victoria Reed to represent female empowerment and influence.

Science goes to the comics at Saturday showcase

May 2, 2019

It started with a mispronounced word and the idea of superhero proteins it inspired. A few doodles later and Jaye Gardiner, Kelly Montgomery and Khoa Tran realized they had landed on a fresh way to communicate their work as scientists.