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“Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas” showcases intricate and culturally significant art. It’s at the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery in the School of Human Ecology, which houses a magnificent collection. Read more

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After researching the history of Wisconsin sculptor Jean Pond Miner, artists Brenda Baker and Bird Ross launch an endowment that will fund awards for female artists in Dane County. Read more

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Area businesses are encouraged to attend Dane Arts Buy Local, an art market and educational event that matches artists to buyers. Read more

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Anton Grassl

There are big changes afoot at UW-Madison’s Chazen Museum of Art. The museum announced last week that starting in September, it will be open every day from 8 am to 8 pm, and is adding a first-floor cafe. Read more

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The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art opens an exhibit by the Hawaii-born artist Ray Yoshida, an influential professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a founding member of the Chicago Imagists movement. Read more

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Arts + Literature Lab hosts an exhibit from 10 artists selected for CSArt, an art share program modeled after community supported agriculture. The artists say the benefits go beyond financial. Read more

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Artist Tyanna Buie had a rough start to life, shuttled in and out of different foster homes in Chicago and Milwaukee. An upcoming exhibit at MMoCA revisits the past and reckons with her future. Read more

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An essential stop on May 3 Gallery Night is West High School’s Colucci Gallery, where longtime ceramics instructor Phil Lyons has a retrospective. Lyons’ storied career includes visual art, music, building and coaching. Read more

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Eric Baillies

There’s a psychedelic exuberance to “Evocative Mechanisms of Art,” a three-artist show on display in the atrium of Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center. Read more

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Stephanie Hofmann

From art exhibits to documentaries, stage plays and floating parades, you’d be a fool to miss these wonderful spring events. Read more

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Althea Dotzour

A visit to a Tucson gift shop sparks a collector’s passion for the pottery from the village of Mata Ortiz, Mexico. Now Terry Haller’s collection is being displayed at the Monroe Arts Center. Read more

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Peter Krško

Artists Peter Krsko and Robert Anderson explore the repeating patterns of nature in “LOOK: Tropical Tessellations,” an exhibit opening Feb. 16 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Read more

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Gillian Laub

“Southern Rites,” a photography exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art by UW alum Gillian Laub, documents the segregation practices of a Southern town. Read more

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Since the Inferno closed in 2015, aficionados of the alternative arts have been spread out at one-off events throughout the city. Crucible wants to bring them under one roof. Read more

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From Frida Kahlo’s mysterious cactus fruit to neon lights displayed inside the historic stock pavilion, 2018 was a wild, fun-filled year for the visual arts in Madison. John McLaughlin recounts shows that moved him. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

After some unfortunate renovations of the Madison Municipal Building over the years, the city spent $30 million to restore the historic building to its original architectural splendor. “Municipal Restored” — a grand opening and art event — is Dec. 8. Read more

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Michael Kienitz

A new exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art features stunning photography by Michael Kienitz. The artist culled 30 images from more than 14,000 he has taken in Iceland over the past five years. Read more

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Abel Contemporary Gallery, a 30-year fixture in Paoli, announces a move from Paoli to Stoughton. Read more

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Luke Proctor, last year’s Best in Show winner at the Art Fair on the Square for metal works, makes a stunning line of furniture from smithed metals. He wants us to rethink our stereotyped ideas of blacksmiths. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Art Fair on the Square, now in its 60th year, is a thriving arts economy, benefiting a local art museum, boosting careers of working artists and infusing cash into local businesses. Read more

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