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Machiko Ito’s ‘conversation with glass’

December 5, 2022

Glass artist Machiko Ito plays with the boundaries of glass and textile, crocheting and weaving delicate strands of industrial fiberglass into kiln-fired works of art.

Student artists share their work at Open Studio Day

November 7, 2022

From paintings to pottery to sculpture to photography, creativity was out in full force at the Nov. 5 Open Studio Day hosted by the UW Art Department.

Public History Project exhibition generates ‘extraordinary’ interest during first month

October 18, 2022

Since opening Sept. 12, the Public History Project's Sifting & Reckoning exhibit has already engaged more than 10,000 visitors in person and online.

New interactive mural invites exploration and engagement with science

October 13, 2022

A multilayered mural painted in bold colors now hangs in the atrium of the Discovery Building, depicting the many facets of STEM research and inspiring new generations to engage in science. Painted QR codes make the mural interactive, drawing the viewer into the stories of renowned and lesser known Wisconsin scientists whose contributions have shaped society.

UW–La Crosse arts building named after former UW–Madison professor

October 7, 2022

Lowe was celebrated for his sculpture and large art installations, which were often constructed from natural materials and explored Ho-Chunk culture and history through a contemporary lens.

Unleash your curiosity at the 12th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

October 4, 2022

The 12th annual Wisconsin Science Festival includes more than 300 events across the state from Oct. 10-16. Most of the festival’s 300 events are free, including hands-on activities, talks with scientists and authors, films, performances, nature hikes, take-home science kits and much more.

Author Clint Smith to give Go Big Read keynote Nov. 1

October 3, 2022

Author of "How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America," Clint Smith will discuss his book, chosen as the 2022-23 Go Big Read, in a keynote address on Nov. 1 at UW–Madison's Memorial Union.

A night of reckoning for students

October 3, 2022

Students explored many aspects of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's past during Student Night at the Public History Project on Sept. 29 at the Chazen Museum of Art.

Pulping and screening: Students hand-make paper on Library Mall

September 30, 2022

Students and passersby had the chance to transform rag scraps and straw to paper during Holding History's annual paper making workshop on Library Mall on Sept. 29. Students from Holding History joined master papermaker Robert Possehl, Professor of English Joshua Calhoun and Bold Center for Arts Administration Co-Director Sarah Marty to provide instruction and share the history of paper making.

The 2022 winners: Cool Science Image Contest

September 26, 2022

Winners in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s annual Cool Science Image Contest — including a quilt organized around a mathematical theorem, a painting of tiny…

UW Varsity Band Concert 2022 broadcasting on PBS Wisconsin Sept. 26 and streaming now

September 23, 2022

PBS Wisconsin will premiere the 2022 UW–Madison Varsity Band Concert on Sept. 26. Fans of the band can already stream the concert online across a variety of platforms.

New Faculty Focus: Michael Velliquette

September 13, 2022

Michael Velliquette brings more than two decades of studio experience as a mixed media sculptor to his new faculty role in the School of Education.

Campus exhibit reckons with institution’s history, lifts voices of marginalized

September 12, 2022

The Public History Project is part of a broader collection of efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus.

MCOR dancers bridge cultures worldwide

September 9, 2022

Performers took to the stage with everything from Bollywood fusion to Punjabi folk dances to hip-hop at the 40th annual Multicultural Celebration of Organizations and Resources, known as MCOR.

Mural painting brings community together at UW South Madison Partnership

August 19, 2022

The murals reflect artist Lilada Gee’s bold and colorful style and are designed to inspire the community and families that use the location for programming. You can see these murals in person at the August 25 Community Celebration.

Two from UW–Madison appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board

August 17, 2022

The board advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services on “general policies” with respect to “its duties, powers and authority” as it relates to “museum, library and information services.”

Beyond the artistry: Dawry Ruiz dives into creative culture and student life

May 3, 2022

“I wanted to tell the stories of people who can't tell their stories.” Ruiz said. “All those things were difficult to happen to me. But to write about that, I think was very necessary, and by the time I performed, I think I was ready.”

Barber, printmaker, professor finds humanity beyond race

May 3, 2022

Faisal Abdu’Allah is a professor of printmaking and a trained barber whose artworks explore race, culture and identity. His most recent work, on display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, is a limestone statue of himself that he designed and was created using a robotic tool and the skills of a master carver.

Wisconsin’s prairies reimagined through the Chazen’s new multi-story exhibit

April 21, 2022

To remember and preserve our natural history, artist Amanda McCavour has brought Wisconsin’s flora back through embroidery sculpture in “Suspended Landscapes.”