Visual Art


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

While patents are usually highly technical documents, they often contain an artistic rendering of the ideas behind them. A new show at Union South highlights some of the more imaginative patent drawings to come out of UW-Madison since 1928. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM News

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

The UW-Madison Center for the Humanities kicks off its Terra Incognita art series with a striking exhibit of photographs from the American Southwest by Rob Lundberg, who will also play original compositions at his opening event on Oct. 7. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

Madison’s venues are popping with culture this fall and winter. Isthmus critics do the work for you by letting you know which theater, visual art, dance and classical music to get on your radar — and onto your calendar. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM , , , A & E

An exhibit from longtime news photographer Glenn Trudel captures the big and small moments in Madison history. It opens at the Goodman Community Center Oct. 7. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM A & E