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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.”

Crawling through the arts, in all their variety and beauty

April 3, 2022

From glass-blowing to weaving to hip-hop dance, the arts took center stage during the inaugural Arts Crawl, from Thursday March 31, to Saturday, April 2.

‘Sower in the Field’

March 9, 2022

Moving crews installed South African artist Mary Sibande’s sculpture "Sower in the Field" at UW–Madison's Chazen Museum of Art on Feb. 27. Sibande's works, exhibited in leading museums around the world, deal with race, gender and labor in South Africa, including her family's forced domestic work imposed by the then-apartheid state.

UW Varsity Band spring concert returns to Kohl Center April 22, 23

March 7, 2022

The band is welcoming fans back to its live spring concerts statewide and at the Kohl Center after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Moonshine: Celebrating poetry and dance

February 28, 2022

The UW–Madison Dance Department on Feb. 25 presented a live performance of Moonshine, a mix of music, theater, dance and poetry. 

‘Stroll’ wows crowd at Kohl Center

February 14, 2022

Members of UW–Madison "Divine Nine" fraternities and sororities performed a stroll — a dance often performed in a line by Greek letter organizations to represent power and unification — on Feb. 12 at the Kohl Center.

First Wave: Hip-Hop’s next generation speaks through academics, arts, and activism

February 9, 2022

As a First Wave scholar, Corina Robinson works in the artistic mediums of poetry and spoken word. Robinson continues to create change, art, and communal spaces for Black and Brown voices in Madison.

Student’s production calls out ‘Don Giovanni’s’ #MeToo problem

February 9, 2022

This version will highlight and comment on how the opera’s premise perpetuates violence against women and rape culture more broadly.

Jerome Chazen leaves lasting impact on UW–Madison and the arts

February 7, 2022

“Jerry was deeply devoted to the arts and to education,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “His commitment to UW–Madison will live on in the Chazen Museum of Art and the many lives he touched.”

A study day, but with dogs and art

December 17, 2021

Students got together to study — and pet dogs — during Study Day at the Chazen Museum of Art on Dec. 16. The pet-therapy event is intended to provide a study break for students as they head into final-exam week.

Student creates performance piece about 2020 derecho

December 15, 2021

My work deals a lot with place and memory,” she said, “and how our sense of memory and connection to place is often skewed by ideas that we have given to that place in a contemporary way.” 

Moments in Time 2021: Our photographers’ favorites

December 15, 2021

University Communications photographers present a year of views — chosen for their artistic beauty, the stories they tell and the emotions they convey. The resilience, resurgence and joy you see will jog your memory and, we hope, refresh your spirit as you contemplate what 2022 may have in store.

Celebrating the universal language of rhythm

December 8, 2021

Music with influences from all over the globe flowed on Dec. 7 at an event called Tala Mela: A Celebration of the Universal Language of Rhythm at the Arts + Literature Laboratory in downtown Madison.

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.