Visual Art

Several murals were not preserved during the recent renovation of Centro Hispano. Ananda Mirilli says that should not be mourned, but celebrated. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

Earlier this month, the Madison branch of Design for a Difference treated Centro Hispano to a $600,000 renovation. But the new look came at the cost of several murals painted by a local artist, who’s upset she wasn’t told her work would be destroyed. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments


Angela Johnson

“Writing in Stone” is a powerful and unusual exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery memorializing Wisconsin’s heritage. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


J. Leigh Garcia

An exhibit at Overture Center features two artists who highlight the plight of immigrants. J. Leigh Garcia and Evelyn Galindo’s “¿Quiénes somos? (Who Are We?)” will be up for Oct. 6 Gallery Night. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Step inside the towering circle of video screens to witness Chele Isaac’s breathtaking new installation, “the understory.” It’s at MMoCA until Nov. 12. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


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

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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

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

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

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