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Designer offers ‘kinetic’ take on everyday furnishings

April 2, 2002

We would still sit ourselves down in chairs if Tom Loeser weren't designing them. It's just that it wouldn't be nearly as much fun -- or as intellectually provocative.

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf’s sister?

March 29, 2002

Poet Allison Funk explores the intricate family relationships of painter Vanessa Bell, sister of writer Virginia Woolf, in the latest chapbook released by Parallel Press.

Popular photographs now online

March 27, 2002

Portions of the Wisconsin Historical Society's photographic images, which range from mid-19th century daguerreotypes to early 21st century digital files, are now available on the Web.

Program celebrates ‘dean’ of composers

March 25, 2002

The School of Music plans a program honoring the distinguished American composer Elliott Carter, who will appear via video link.

Trio Fontenay returns to Wisconsin Union Theater

March 21, 2002

The Trio Fontenay will play music of Strauss, Dvorak and Beethoven Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. at the Wisconsin Union Theater.

Elvehjem displays Chipstone furniture examples

March 19, 2002

The Chipstone Foundation has loaned 17 choice pieces of early American furniture for display on the Elvehjem Museum of Art mezzanine through August.

Wisconsin Film Festival features Wisconsin’s own

March 18, 2002

The 2002 Wisconsin Film Festival April 4-7 offers films from around the world, but homegrown filmmakers also will receive plenty of screen time.

Union galleries join citywide photo exhibition

March 11, 2002

Nationally acclaimed photographer Keith Carter's work is on display through Sunday, March 31, in the Porter Butts Gallery in Memorial Union. Concurrently, the work of local photography collective f5 will be exhibited in the Class of 1925 and Theater galleries at the Union, also through Sunday, March 31.

Wisconsin Film Festival finalizes lineup

March 8, 2002

The 2002 Wisconsin Film Festival announces its full lineup for the April 4-7 festival in Madison.

Fiery buskers bring mix to Union Theater

March 1, 2002

They perform in black nowadays on some of the world's most prestigious stages, but they were originally discovered playing Bach in a Frankfurt subway station.

Master pianist Andras Schiff returns to Union Theater

March 1, 2002

Historically conscious pianist Andras Schiff is scheduled to perform at the Wisconsin Union Theater Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m.

‘Island Of Light’ screens Taiwan film, pop culture

February 28, 2002

Taiwanese cinema has proven to be one of the most significant cultural forces on the international scene, and a UW–Madison symposium March 7-9, "Island of Light," explores how the films and filmmakers have won global audiences and reshaped Western concepts of film art.

Environmental filmmaker to visit

February 26, 2002

An Emmy Award-winning producer, editor, and writer of environmental documentaries for television will give a free public lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Union South. John De Graaf's topic will be "Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic" -- the title of a book he coauthored last year based on two of his popular public TV documentaries, "Affluenza" and "Escape from Affluenza."

Opera presents Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’

February 25, 2002

The University Opera of the School of Music presents "Hansel and Gretel," by Engelbert Humperdinck, Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in the Carol Rennebohm Auditorium, Music Hall.

University Theatre premieres play for young audiences

February 22, 2002

Award-winning playwright Steve Feffer takes a look at consumer culture, memory, and the powerful love that binds families together in his new play for young audiences, "The House I Call Love," opening this March at the University Theatre.

‘Careless Love’ takes comic look at romance

February 18, 2002

Len Jenkin's existential comedy 'Careless Love' promises to shake up Valentine's Day this year. University Theatre's production of 'Careless Love' runs February 14-16, 21-23 and 28, and March 1-2 and 7-8 in the Hemsley Theatre, Vilas Hall.

Afro-cuban dancer/folklorist to teach and perform

February 8, 2002

JosŽ Francisco Barroso, renowned Afro-Cuban dancer, folklorist and teacher will be the Dance Program's guest artist-in-residence in February and return to campus to perform at Mills Hall Friday, March 8.

Student dance concert scheduled this weekend

February 6, 2002

Three talented student choreographers and scholarship winners kick off the spring dance season at UW–Madison with a concert Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at 8 p.m., filled with new works ranging from large group pieces to solo, tap, and multimedia works.

Visiting artists meld media, dance

January 29, 2002

Composer Mark Coniglio and choreographer Dawn Stoppiello, recognized innovators in the field of dance and interactive media, will conduct a weeklong workshop for students during a residency at UW–Madison through Feb. 2.

Interior design ranks 14th

January 29, 2002

A study of 150 U.S. accredited interior design programs has ranked the UW–Madison program 14th.