Art Exhibits & Events


Caleb Tomplait

Artists take over Madison Brass Works for a site-specific show. The building itself is the real star, and it’s hard to tell where the art begins and ends. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Kambui Olujimi

Kambui Olujimi’s “Zulu Time” exhibit at MMoCA is a provocative look at race and class, weaving together images representing notions of race, power and politics. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Tom VanEynde

Two accomplished artists, a painter and a ceramicist, take on themes of myths and magic in side-by-side exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery in Overture Center. more

May 12, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

“Alternative Photographies” at Overture Galleries, two boundary-pushing artists display the results of explorations. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

“Beading Culture,” an exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery, is a brilliant revival of an Iroquois tradition, updated by citizens of the Oneida Nation. It runs through Nov. 6. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM A & E


Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

While patents are usually highly technical documents, they often contain an artistic rendering of the ideas behind them. A new show at Union South highlights some of the more imaginative patent drawings to come out of UW-Madison since 1928. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM News

An exhibit from longtime news photographer Glenn Trudel captures the big and small moments in Madison history. It opens at the Goodman Community Center Oct. 7. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

It’s okay to touch the art at an exhibit at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. It opens on Gallery Night, Oct. 7. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

Well-known Cuban painter, Orestes Larios Zaak, exhibits at Madison’s Goodman Community Center. The visit is sponsored by the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association. more

Sep 9, 2016 9:25 AM A & E

“Black Girl Everything” is a captivating solo art exhibit created by Melana Bass, a senior BFA candidate in the UW’s First Wave scholars program. Her celebration of black womanhood runs through April 29 at the Red Gym. more

Apr 26, 2016 2:00 PM A & E


© Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

It’s tough to overstate Frank Stella’s impact on the art world. The celebrated artist was at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on Feb. 5 to open his first retrospective since 1982. more

Feb 6, 2016 3:00 PM A & E

Fine art-specific Gallery Marzeń contributes to Atwood’s business renaissance. more

Oct 16, 2015 8:30 AM Emphasis


Mike Rebholz

Natasha Nicholson re-creates four rooms from her Madison home in a new exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. It is a magical and ambitious show. more

Oct 9, 2015 9:00 AM A & E

Artists Mary Kay Neumann and Helen Klebesadel address the issue of climate change in a thought-provoking exhibit. more

Jul 10, 2015 8:00 AM A & E

Grand opening Saturday at 7 pm: In the 1920s and ‘30, literature, arts, music and identity politics flourished in Harlem, N.Y. The era inspired a 12-year effort to open the world’s first Harlem Renaissance Museum, at 1444 East Washington Ave. more

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM A & E