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New summer course on ‘Hamilton’ excites undergraduates, lifelong learners

June 28, 2017

The class will take a “deep dive” into the record-breaking hip-hop musical that takes a fresh look at the lives of the founding fathers.

Jim Dine mural unveiled at the Chazen

June 23, 2017

A monumental new mural by iconic American artist Jim Dine will be on view permanently at the Chazen Museum of Art after an unveiling on June 22.

Father-son team brings philosophers to graphic life in ‘Heretics!’

June 21, 2017

Philosophy professor Steven Nadler is known for serious scholarship. For his latest book, he has chosen a very different format: full of bright illustrations and characters speaking in word bubbles.

A Badger’s guide to fairs and festivals this summer

June 13, 2017

If you still need more fun things to do this summer — even after reading our guide to cheap summer activities — there’s a festival or fair near Madison almost every week for the rest of the summer.

New mural for Chazen arrives; unveiling is June 22

June 9, 2017

Workers on Friday, June 9, began installing a new work of art from artist Jim Dine in the Chazen Museum of Art, after it arrived from Paris.

Coming soon to the Chazen Museum of Art

June 1, 2017

The Chazen Museum of Art has a new work from artist Jim Dine, due to arrive in June. Dine spent two years on the four-panel mural, working on it at his studio in Paris.

Music returns to the carillon with Sunday concerts

May 26, 2017

The UW–Madison Memorial Carillon concerts will resume at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, with Sunday afternoon concerts on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at least through August.

Arts Institute gives 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts

May 4, 2017

Each spring, the UW–Madison Arts Institute recognizes faculty, staff and student achievements and professional service, along with supporting future creative endeavors and research.

Student art exhibit explores Arboretum prairies through comics, stories

April 27, 2017

As part of her master of fine arts thesis, Liz Anna Kozik has installed an exhibit telling the story of the first restored prairie in the world, Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.

Festival celebrates 90 years of UW dance

April 21, 2017

“This festival is a great opportunity for us to look back at our history,” says Jin-Wen Yu, professor and chair of UW–Madison’s Dance Department.

Campus marks Disability Awareness Week with art, tech and more

April 18, 2017

Events include lectures, an adaptive fitness open house, a technology fair and an art exhibition.

Dance, drums, song fill Spring Powwow

April 2, 2017

Members of numerous Native American tribes participate in a drumming and dance ceremony during the Annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow. The event was presented by Wunk Sheek and UW–Madison. (Multimedia by Léo Kim)

Cool Science Images 2017

March 28, 2017

Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2017 Cool Science Image Contest.

With quirky photo project, student captures breadth, variety of campus libraries

March 24, 2017

The “Libraries of UW–Madison” is a quirky trip through the stacks of a top university. In 41 photos, a student captures what makes each library unique.

Students find inspiration in class merging science and art

March 9, 2017

The class, called Zoethica: Bioinspired Art and Science, is part of Peter Krsko’s semester-long commitment to UW–Madison as the Arts Institute’s spring Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence.

Panczenko, longtime director of Chazen Museum of Art, to retire

February 28, 2017

Panczenko grew the Chazen's holdings from approximately 12,000 objects to more than 21,000 today, making it the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin.

Big Apple Badgers: Jerry and Simona Chazen

February 28, 2017

UW–Madison alumni Jerry and Simona Chazen, the generous benefactors of the Chazen Museum of Art, were a couple of jazz-loving undergraduates when they first met here. After graduation, his first roommate — who had married a woman whose name would become synonymous with fashion — called Jerry in New York City and said “Let’s start a company.” The Chazens are the latest in our series of Big Apple Badgers.

Contest seeks more amazing science images

January 31, 2017

To recognize the visual and exploratory value of scientific imagery, the 7th annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best images from members of the UW–Madison community.

Two UW opera performances win national awards

January 12, 2017

UW-Madison’s University Opera is on a roll. Both shows from last year, Transformations and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, have won awards in the National Opera Association’s (NOA) Opera Production Competition for 2015-2016.