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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. more

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

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A former zookeeper, Adam Pankratz creates joyful, emotive portraits inspired by the animal kingdom. With each sale, he donates a portion of proceeds to a conservation charity related to the animal in the painting. more

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“Madison Mentors: A Reunion of Influential Artists” highlights the legacy of Madison’s art scene in the 1960s. more

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Octopi Brewing

Hops become art in a heady beer collaboration at MMoCA. Meg Mitchell teams up with Octopi brewing for some interactive art … that you can drink. more

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Arts + Literature Lab celebrates its second anniversary with “Arsenal,” a wide-ranging homage to fiber as a feminine weapon created by 11 women artists. more

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Caleb Tomplait

Artists take over Madison Brass Works for a site-specific show. The building itself is the real star, and it’s hard to tell where the art begins and ends. more

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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

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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

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“Alternative Photographies” at Overture Galleries, two boundary-pushing artists display the results of explorations. more

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“Beading Culture,” an exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery, is a brilliant revival of an Iroquois tradition, updated by citizens of the Oneida Nation. It runs through Nov. 6. more

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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

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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

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It’s okay to touch the art at an exhibit at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. It opens on Gallery Night, Oct. 7. more

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Well-known Cuban painter, Orestes Larios Zaak, exhibits at Madison’s Goodman Community Center. The visit is sponsored by the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association. more

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“Black Girl Everything” is a captivating solo art exhibit created by Melana Bass, a senior BFA candidate in the UW’s First Wave scholars program. Her celebration of black womanhood runs through April 29 at the Red Gym. more

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It’s tough to overstate Frank Stella’s impact on the art world. The celebrated artist was at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on Feb. 5 to open his first retrospective since 1982. more

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Fine art-specific Gallery Marzeń contributes to Atwood’s business renaissance. more

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