Tag Arts

Fahey, Chazen, Thomas-Greenfield to receive honorary degrees

March 8, 2018

Honorary doctorates recognize individuals with careers of extraordinary accomplishment, with sustained and uncommonly meritorious activity reflecting UW–Madison values.

Creative Writing fellow wins national poetry award

March 2, 2018

In talking about the inspiration for her collection of poetry, Tiana Clark explains 'For me, trees will never be just trees. They will also and always be a row of gallows from which Black bodies once swung.'

New exhibit pushes viewers to connect with an African tradition of honoring ancestors

February 28, 2018

Students, staff and faculty collaborated to create “Whirling Return of the Ancestors," which highlights one tradition of the Yorùbá people in Western Africa.

Aldo Leopold’s writings given voice March 3 at UW Arboretum

February 26, 2018

The 13th annual Madison Reads Leopold event on Saturday, March 3, will feature a reading of the influential conservationist’s “A Sand County Almanac” and other writings.

UW Press book inspires national framework for teaching about slavery

February 20, 2018

A new report found a broad failure of textbooks, state standards and pedagogy to adequately address the role slavery played in the development of the United States — or how its legacies still influence us today.

Obama portraits break new ground artistically and culturally, UW expert says

February 14, 2018

From the day Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were announced as the artists charged with painting former President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama, Leslie Smith III waited in suspense for the reveal.

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. Here are some tips.

Enter your amazing science images in the 2018 Cool Science Image Contest

February 1, 2018

To recognize the visual and exploratory value of scientific imagery, the contest offers an opportunity to show off compelling — and often artistic — science images made by students, staff or faculty.

People taking note of music hall construction and its surprising features

February 1, 2018

The facility will handle a wide range of performances — from intimate recitals, to ensembles, to groups of 100 or more musicians and singers. And what look like wagon-wheel windows are actually not windows at all.

Deaf actor, activist Nyle DiMarco connects with deaf students in intimate Q&A session

January 31, 2018

Model, actor and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco led a personal event at Memorial Union, connecting with deaf and hard of hearing students from around Wisconsin and Minnesota.

American Family Insurance funds a counselor to work with Odyssey Project students

January 23, 2018

To help participants solve problems, the Odyssey Project has hired a new counselor with seed money from American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation.

Cakes make for delicious, approachable science outreach

January 17, 2018

For 14 years, Ahna Skop, a professor of genetics, has baked a cake to celebrate each of her lab’s academic publications and graduating students.

MLK Day Celebration to include speakers, art project, volunteering

December 19, 2017

UW-Madison students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2018 UW–Madison MLK Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Union.

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.

Native November bead workshop

November 16, 2017

As part of a month-long celebration of Native American experience, heritage and legacy, student members of Wunk Sheek hosted a bead workshop designed to teach contemporary Native American styles to the UW–Madison community.

‘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.