Tag Arts

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.

New marching band director to take the baton

April 23, 2019

“Corey Pompey is the clear choice,” said Susan Cook, director of the School of Music. “He has a deep musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that was infectious; he really connected with the students.”

Awards honor creativity through music, dance, more

January 29, 2019

The UW–Madison Awards in the Creative Arts honored everything from a dance work to a recording of new music to a multi-channel, multi-screen video artwork examining the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

12 famous people you didn’t know went to UW–Madison

October 17, 2018

Homecoming is an occasion often involving food, friends and football — but it’s also a time to welcome Badger alumni back to campus. …

‘Passing the Bass’ event honors musician, teacher, humanitarian Richard Davis

October 12, 2018

The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Rupi Kaur shares her love for Madison, delivers powerful performance

October 2, 2018

The 25-year-old poet impressed a crowd at Memorial Union on Saturday, and in turn she raved about Madison on social media. “This seems like a place where I could write a book," she wrote.

Students star in “Hip-Hop U: The First Wave Scholars”

September 20, 2018

The Wisconsin Public Television documentary explores the innovative work of the students in the First Wave learning community, which focuses on spoken word and hip-hop culture.

In “Imaging Self,” high school students explore the arts in a college setting

August 9, 2018

Imaging Self, a new UW–Madison summer program for arts-oriented high school students, helps them learn more about themselves through personal expression in visual art, dance, and theater, as well as making connections among various art forms.

“Crazy Rich Asians” movie offers pressure and possibility, says UW expert

August 9, 2018

"Racism in Hollywood has also taken a toll in particular on Asian Americans.  Asian Americans are an extremely small slice of the national population, so their needs and demands are rarely taken into consideration,” says Lori Kido Lopez.

Student to student quiz: Which Bucky on Parade are you?

July 17, 2018

There's a Bucky on Parade for every personality. Are you social like "We are Bucky", sporty like @GameDayBucky or outdoorsy like "Goodnight Bucky"?

UW Making Comics course promotes creativity, self-expression through art and writing

July 11, 2018

Now being offered during summer term, a UW–Madison class focuses on the art and practice of making comics, or as the instructor describes it, “visual storytelling through combined words and pictures.”

Bucky on Parade feature: Brooke Wentland

June 28, 2018

Artist Brooke Wentland, a UW alum, designed "Baller Bucky" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, as a tribute to the beloved sports history of UW. The statue's current home is outside of the Red Gym .

UW Summer Music Clinic teaches junior high students music skills, life lessons

June 22, 2018

Nearly 400 junior high school students are participating in the UW–Madison Summer Music Clinic, a week-long band, choir and orchestra camp.

Bucky on Parade feature: Julie Hustad

June 20, 2018

Artist Julie Hustad created "Bucky come se Picasso" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, as an homage to Picasso. The statue's current home is outside of the Chazen Museum.

Bucky on Parade feature: Jeanne Burgess

June 13, 2018

Artist Jeanne Burgess created "Leckrone's Stop at the Top" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, in honor of Mike Leckrone, who has tirelessly directed the UW Marching Band since 1969.