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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.

UW grad student shares hands-on physics, art lessons with local fifth graders

October 16, 2020

Students took breaks from all-electronic assignments to work with take-home kits that let them explore the physics of light while creating art.

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin artist wins NEA award, helps Wisconsin Regional Art Program celebrate 80 years

August 17, 2020

The WRAP 2020 Annual Art Exhibition and State Day Conference will feature Karen AnnHoffman’s much-anticipated keynote on Iroquois raised beadwork, an art form specific to the Indigenous nations and cultures of the Eastern Great Lakes Region utilizing forms and designs that reach back more than 10,000 years.

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.

Stream Wisconsin Film Festival selections at home

April 1, 2020

Through "Stay at Home with Wisconsin's Own," the festival will premiere one short film per day on YouTube — an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary collection that had been slated to premiere at this year’s festival, which was canceled.

Pandemic can’t keep UW–Madison’s Pinc from bringing MFA show to public

March 31, 2020

Guzzo Pinc’s show joined the long list of events canceled due to COVID-19. Despite the initial shock and a feeling of despair, Pinc became determined to find a way to bring his exhibition into public view.

Brandon Taylor’s acclaimed novel ‘Real Life’ explores his complex experience at UW–Madison

March 4, 2020

“Real Life” follows graduate student Wallace, a queer black biochemist from Alabama, and his circle of friends over the course of a typical-turned-tragic weekend.