Tag Arts

Writers’ Institute gives aspiring authors a ‘Pathway to Publication’

December 7, 2017

The 2018 conference will help writers make sense of today’s confusing publishing landscape and find their own route to success.

UW–Madison computer sciences grad helped craft a galaxy far, far away

November 30, 2017

Rachel Rose and her team have contributed to the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

‘Driftless’ reading echoes Wisconsin’s past, present, future

November 1, 2017

The geography and culture of Wisconsin’s Driftless area were celebrated through the words of writers known and unknown, in a theater named for a writer who dedicated his life to encouraging homegrown artistic and literary talent.

Meet her at the Chazen

October 17, 2017

A university art museum doesn’t have to choose between serving academia and serving the community, says Amy Gilman, the new director of the Chazen Art Museum. It can do both.

Fire in a crowded theater? Nitrate film is crumbling as experts strive to salvage the past

September 12, 2017

The effort combined chemical analysis of nitrate film, review of historical literature on it, and information from professionals who have handled, stored and shipped it.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals

September 12, 2017

Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.

New Faculty Focus: Alicia Lee

September 12, 2017

Alicia Lee is an associate professor of clarinet.

Series offers new insight into Jane Austen on 200th anniversary of her death

August 29, 2017

Jane Austen: Remembered and Revisited invites community members to explore her work and her world, drawing on UW–Madison expertise in literature, dance, music, film and visual arts.

WSUM’s live radio show connects community with local music

August 17, 2017

Every Friday the Live@WSUM program features two bands, which range from local musicians to artists from across the nation. They perform and are interviewed live on the air.

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.