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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.”

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.”