Visual Art


Shawn Harper

Madison is a creative city. Want proof? Here’s our guide to upcoming highlights in theater, dance, visual arts and classical music. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM , , , Isthmus Cover Stories

The art is real, even if the story is fake in Madison native Beauvais Lyons’ exhibit of lithographs, on display at Edgewood College through Oct. 8. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

If your only exposure to “Vogue” is the Madonna song, you’ll want to check out “ICON,” Rashaad Newsome’s provocative multi-media exhibit at MMoCA. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

A collaborative watercolor painting from Madison artists Helen Klebesadel and Mary Kay Neumann has been chosen for an international exhibit on oceans in New York City. The painting was part of a 2015 show at Overture Center. more

Sep 11, 2017 12:10 PM A & E

A father’s dinosaur paintings and a daughter’s crocheted landscapes make up a shared exhibit at the Madison Senior Center. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

UW-Madison’s innovative First Wave hip-hop scholarship program is undergoing a restructuring, say officials. Scholars and alumni react with mixed feelings to the news that the program will not welcome a 2018-19 cohort. more

Aug 18, 2017 4:30 PM MUSIC 2 Comments

Makeshift Festival is a new outdoor event featuring site-specific art and tasting menus from local chefs. It’s at Olbrich Park on August 20. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Self-replicating robots and muted quotidian scenes are the subjects of contrasting new exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

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


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

“Taking Sides” at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art shows how artists have challenged and provoked, from the 1700s to the present. more

Jul 6, 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

“Zoethica,” is a beautiful scavenger hunt created by UW-Madison interdisciplinary artist-in-residence Peter Krsko and students in a spring semester course. The outdoor exhibit of “bio-inspired” art runs through August 6 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 AM Visual Arts


Alex Orellana

What started as a private photography project by UW-Madison MFA student Alex Orellana turned into a boundary-pushing multimedia exhibit that won the 2017 Chazen Museum Prize. more

May 18, 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


Thomas Ferrella

Thomas Ferrella, a former ER doc, compiles 20 years of photography and research on Wisconsin’s roadside memorials in a new exhibit at Arts + Literature Lab. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Kaci Sullivan hopes an upcoming art show at the High Noon Saloon, hosted by the TransLiberation Coalition, an organization he founded in September, will generate visibility for people who are transgender or gender-noncomforming. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:30 AM A & E


Eric Baillies

Russell Panczenko, longtime director of the Chazen Museum of Art, is retiring. He leaves a legacy of expansion and openness. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

“Young at Art” is an exciting exhibit of more than 170 original artworks from K-12 public school students. It’s at MMoCA through April 23. more

Mar 16, 2017 3:34 PM A & E


Alan Luft

Edgewood College professor Alan Luft distills 15,000 images from Berlin into an evocative book and upcoming exhibit. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Books