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Andrew Balkin

Andrew Balkin, who carved out a career in Madison making fine art prints for contemporary artists, is headed to New York City’s Hollis Taggart Galleries for a solo exhibition of his drawings. more

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There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the job descriptions for Mel Becker Solomon and Leah Kolb, curators at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. more

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MMoCA’s one-night only “Chroma” aims to engage all the senses by celebrating color more

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Benjamin Zastrow

Comic artists, printmakers and radical activists come together on April 28 at the Madison Public Library for a daylong celebration of zines. more

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UW-Madison is one of the few universities that have a neon arts program. A show April 20-21 at the UW Stock Pavilion illuminates the works of students and professional neon artists. more

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The TransLiberation Art Coalition, which started two years ago, creates space for transgender artists. more



Madison Design Professionals

Flying vehicles and towering obelisks? Artists, designers and architects envision our future in “Future Possible: Imagining Madison,” a groundbreaking exhibit at the Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery. more

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Jennifer Engelbart-Tatar

Stephon “Chill” Ashley is a prolific artist. He has scored a rare solo show in the school’s gallery. more

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Mary Dickey

Here’s a cure for winter cabin fever: A drive to the excellent “Wings & Water” exhibition at Sauk Prairie River Arts Center. more

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Experts agree: Artists, local organizations and city government need to work together to help link artists with opportunities and funding. more

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A show from the UW art department highlights the provocative works of first-year master of fine arts students. more

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Joan Marcus

Isthmus arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro looks back at a year where she found hope and faith in humanity through art. more

A & E

Two shows at Arts + Literature Laboratory are dense with allegory and symbolism. Christopher Maddox’s “≠” is a challenging multimedia work, and two UW professors worked together to create “Buish Kaminski Collaborations.” more

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Jaume Plensa

“Talking Continents” is a powerful statement on language and connection from art world superstar Jaume Plensa. It’s at MMoCA through April 15. more

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From fairytale illustrations to pulp magazine covers, the “Fantastic Illustration” exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art explores the work of underappreciated and innovative artists. more

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Two exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery inspire wonder. Holly Cohn’s “The Endless Unbegun” explores the vastness of the universe, while Letha Kelsey’s “Homing” makes art of mundane objects. more

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Thomas Ferrella

Thomas Ferrella exhibits his “1 World” photographs in Camaguey, Cuba, and tells Isthmus why this is the perfect time to talk about breaking down racial and cultural boundaries. more

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Carl Corey

Photographer Carl Corey walked across Wisconsin to create “Along the Yellowstone Trail.” His photographs of urban and rural environments are suffused with hope and sadness. more

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“Art en Route” is a collaborative art project that pairs local writers and artists. Their works will ride around town on Madison Metro buses through Jan. 20. more

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An exhibit at the Overture Center celebrates the State Capitol’s centennial. But the artists don’t hold back their criticisms of the building’s current occupants. more

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