Last year, more than 14,000 visitors came to the free museum to spin bicycle-wheel gyroscopes, crank electrical generators, and yank on pulleys.
A large collection of potato specimens have been transferred from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to the Wisconsin State Herbarium at UW–Madison, which has 1.3 million specimens.
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.
At least 25 specimens of fungi that infect plants, collected more than a century ago, were found in the Wisconsin State Herbarium.
UW-Madison was selected as the Wisconsin host site for “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” a national traveling exhibition.
Alumni Jerome and Simona Chazen have pledged to give $35 million to advance the Chazen Museum and art education on campus.
Many on campus get to see the works of John Steuart Curry often. But people off-campus have an opportunity to see his artwork through Sept. 14 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.