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Allison Geyer

Remember the fancy cow statues that invaded Madison back in 2006? Something similar is happening next year, but this time it’s Bucky Badger who’s getting the artistic treatment. more

May 17, 2017 5:40 PM News

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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

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Shane Evans

The Madison Mini Maker Faire brings in national exhibitors that showcase robots, drones, recycled fashion and more. Workshops will invite visitor participation. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Todd Hubler

Local and state arts organizations are wondering whether President Trump will follow advice of ultraconservatives and slash federal arts funds. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM A & E 1 Comments

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

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

The Arts + Literature Laboratory is foraging for artists for a new community-supported art program. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Chris Collins

Friends of Sid Boyum have raised enough money to save the idiosyncratic folk artist’s house and sculpture garden from being auctioned off. Now they’re having a fundraiser and talking about what’s next. more

Nov 3, 2016 4:46 PM 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

Come out Friday night for a gallery event showcasing artists of color and social justice-themed art, organized by a diversity-driven entertainment company, catered by a black-owned restaurant, hosted by a nonprofit that promotes equality. more

Oct 7, 2016 12:39 PM A & E

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Allison Geyer

Retreats at the Make Time Farm give people a chance to unplug and pursue once-beloved creative pursuits. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

“Stitching History from the Holocaust” is a traveling exhibit from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. It’s open, along with a locally created companion exhibit, at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery on the UW-Madison campus. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

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Nick Nice

When Madison built Lapham Elementary School in 1939, it took care to create a nurturing space for art classes. But this year, the school is shuffling most art classes into the basement, as it tries to deal with growing class sizes. more

Sep 1, 2016 5:00 AM News

Indigo Wings, a small gallery in Monona, provides a place for people with disabilities to make and sell their art. more

Sep 1, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

Library Takeover is a new program from the Madison Public Library that aims to teach event-planning skills. more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

The Capitol Theater once boasted a vertical sign to rival the Orpheum’s. No one seems to know where it is, but in the meantime, the jewel tower is getting a refurbishment. more

Jul 21, 2016 5:00 AM A & E 1 Comments

Madison’s Arts + Literature Laboratory is a thriving multimedia hub on Madison’s east side. The space recently scored two grants to help support and expand its inclusive mission. more

Jul 7, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

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Lou-Host Jablonski

On May 6, Gallery Night, a large, collaborative art project will be unveiled at Union Corners, on Madison’s east side. The aim is to create unity among different parts of the community. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

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Jamie Dawson

A student-organized art exhibition at the Chazen Museum on Friday night is a “radical protest” against hate, bias and racism on the UW-Madison campus. more

Apr 21, 2016 3:31 PM News

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Patrick Swirc

She’s a tireless advocate for art and creativity, and has her hand in film, visual art and publishing. The French fashion icon agnès b. stops in Madison on April 28 to deliver a Humanities Without Boundaries lecture. more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM A & E

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Futurefarmers

Amy Franceschini, founder of the artists’ collective Futurefarmers, is spending a semester as UW’s interdisciplinary artist-in-residence. Students in her “Ecology of Research” course are working on everything from creating sailors’ togs to divers. more

Mar 24, 2016 5:00 AM A & E