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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. 

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.