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Virgil Abloh: A visionary designer and artist

November 30, 2021

Abloh, a UW–Madison graduate in civil engineering who became the artistic director of menswear for Louis Vuitton, died of cancer Sunday at age 41.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions for 2022-23 

November 17, 2021

Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. 

Queer X Asian open mic night

November 10, 2021

An audience of more than 70 people enjoyed a variety of student performances in Queer X Asian Open Mic Night in the Memorial Union’s Der Rathskeller on Nov. 5.

Printing on textiles, the old-fashioned way

November 10, 2021

Students and community members created printed handkerchiefs with linoleum blocks and ink, during the Textiles at Home: Block Printed Handkerchiefs workshop on Nov. 5 at Nancy Nicholas Hall.

Trumpeter, composer brings love of jazz to campus

November 8, 2021

Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, along with jazz musicians from the E-Collective and Turtle Island String Quartet, perform in Shannon Hall.

Author of ‘Go Big Read’ selection visits campus

November 4, 2021

Yaa Gyasi, author of the 2021-22 "Go Big Read" novel “Transcendent Kingdom,” spoke to faculty and students from the African Studies Program at Mark H. Ingraham Hall on Thursday, and met with First-Year Interest Group and Honors Program students at the Pyle Center.

As live music returns to Hamel Music Center, students and faculty reflect

September 29, 2021

“When you play in front of a live audience you get energy back from the audience. The performance carries so much more meaning when you can tell that you’re affecting people.”

New André De Shields Fund will support BIPOC artists

September 21, 2021

The Wisconsin Union Theater has started the fund, named after the Broadway star and UW alumnus, to support artistic projects and performances by BIPOC and other people who are historically underrepresented on stages and in audiences.

A look inside historic, and dynamic, Lathrop Hall

August 31, 2021

Join dance Professor Chris Walker (recently appointed director of the Division of the Arts) on a video tour of this campus asset — home of the acclaimed UW–Madison Dance Department. 

Cicadas’ arrival is music to artist’s ears

July 27, 2021

Jennifer Angus, a professor in the School of Human Ecology, has created "Magicicada" — an exhibit of her exquisite, ornamental patterns and imaginative vignettes using cicadas.

National Poetry Month: Students express themselves

April 15, 2021

In honor of National Poetry Month, University Communications spoke with members of the First Wave Urban Arts program about the importance of poetry and why they think the art form is so powerful. 

Recent UW grad, an Afghan Kurdish poet, wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with exceptional potential

April 13, 2021

Hajjar Baban already has achieved considerable success. She’s now poised for more.

Enter your best science images in the 2021 Cool Science Image Contest 

March 22, 2021

To celebrate the exploratory and artistic value of those images and videos, the 11th annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.

Division of the Arts announces two artists-in-residence for the 2021-22 academic year

March 11, 2021

Saxophonist Arun Luthra is an American musician of Indian heritage. Judy Frater, living in India for 30 years, co-founded KalaRaksha Trust and Museum.

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.