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Although he’s well-known elsewhere, it’s taken a long time for artist Bill Amundson to get a show in Madison. His whimsical satirical drawings are at the Madison’s Central Library through July 27. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

A shimmery and dramatic new site-specific work at MMoCA enhances the museum’s dramatic lobby and staircase. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Many of the Capitol’s artists had worked at the Chicago’s World Fair, including Edwin Howland Blashfield, who painted “The Resources of Wisconsin.” more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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David Michael Miller

A host of World’s Fair architects, artists and artisans were brought to Madison to help create the Capitol’s exterior. Their sculptures are meant to symbolize the values of the state. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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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

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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

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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