Tag Arts

TIP/Pete Seeger

January 28, 2014

Henry Sapoznik, executive director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, was deeply influenced by the late Pete Seeger to take up his lifelong association with the banjo. He also worked alongside him at the annual Clearwater Festival Seeger and his late wife Toshi founded in the mid-Hudson Valley in the 1980s.

First in Glass

January 6, 2014

Housed in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Glass Lab is the first collegiate program that focuses on artistic glass blowing.

Tip: The 12 days of experts

December 11, 2013

For many, the holiday season brings joy, fun and cookies. Lots of cookies.

Birchbark canoe launch celebrates collaborative art and culture

November 27, 2013

As Wayne Valliere prepared to launch a traditional birchbark canoe into the choppy waters of Lake Mendota on Thursday, Nov. 21, members of the crowd scanned the horizon. The fog on the lake hid the modern water tower, houses and power lines on the far shore.

Pro Arte Quartet concert postponed

November 22, 2013

The Pro Arte Quartet concert featuring the world premiere of Benoit Mernier's String Quartet No. 3, originally scheduled for today, Friday, Nov. 22, has been postponed.

Recent sighting: Hip-Hop in the Heartland

July 25, 2013

As part of the Hip-Hop in the Heartland conference, educators and community leaders improvise on stage with hip-hop musicians.

Bass professor Richard Davis receives nation’s highest jazz honor

June 27, 2013

Richard Davis can add one more leaf to his many laurels. On Thursday, June 27, the National Endowment for the Arts named Davis, a professor of bass, jazz history, and combo improvisation at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of four 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, considered one of the highest honors in jazz.

Large, culturally significant textile collection unpacked

June 6, 2013

Yes, all kinds of works of art are being unpacked as part of the more than 13,000-piece Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. The collection had been housed off campus for four years while work was being completed on the new Nancy Nicholas Hall in the School of Human Ecology Building.

Children’s Theatre opens door to Waisman Center resources

May 9, 2013

The Waisman Center Children’s Theatre series might make fewer headlines than the center’s groundbreaking research. Still, it maintains a valuable place among the center’s offerings. On Sunday afternoons during the academic year, it provides an accessible, welcoming opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the arts.