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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

“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

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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

“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

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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

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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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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

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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

UW-Madison professor emerita Robin Chapman’s new exhibit at the Wisconsin Academy’s Steenbock Gallery is an evocative combination of poetry and paintings, looking back at her pastoral childhood near nuclear facilities in Tennessee. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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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

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Simone and Max

The boundary-pushing duo known as Simone and Max has created an immersive and unsettling installation on juvenile incarceration at a former dairy cooler in Paoli’s Artisan Gallery. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Brian Fitzsimmons

Korean-born sculptor Do Ho Suh’s transfixing exhibit at MMoCA uses fabric reconstructions of his home and studio to illustrate the delicate nature of existence. more

Feb 23, 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

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Steven Potter

A new mural created by LGBTQ youth will soon be visible on the side of Art In, 1444 E. Washington Ave. Its message is a tribute to the late street artist Brendan Scanlon, aka SOLVE. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

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Jonathan Brown

Starting Nov. 10 an LED waterfall will flow down the side of the former AT&T building at 316 W. Washington Ave. The commissioned mural on the side of the 10-story building was designed by a Houston-based firm. more

Nov 10, 2016 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

There’s cross-generational fun at east-side art school Bare Knuckle Arts. But youth classes and after-school workshops are the school’s bread and butter. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis