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Inspired by cartoons and skateboard designs, an enigmatic street artist has been decorating Madison’s east side with surrealist nostalgia. more

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After the Storm

Michael Knapstein

Some of the season’s more interesting art exhibits are lining the corridors of the Overture Center, writes Michael Muckian. more

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When it comes to the arts, Madison keeps upping the ante. Our arts writers help you narrow it down with their picks for the most promising events in theater, comedy, dance, visual art and classical music. 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. more

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Wisconsin Public Television and Radio are back under the UW-Madison umbrella. But you probably won’t notice. more

News

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John Riggs

“The 602 Club in the Sixties” captures rare images of a hangout for artists, intellectuals, draft dodgers and protesters. Photographer John Riggs also captured rare photos of gay men out in public from the pre-Stonewall era. more

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“Taking Flight” is a new book from historian Michael Edmonds. It combines field adventures with a cultural history of how Midwesterners have interacted with birds. more

Books

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Ryan Minard

As Madison’s biggest music venues consolidate under corporate ownership, a group of local artists and musicians is creating an all-ages, alcohol-free creative space on the city’s east side. more

MUSIC

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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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Dan Myers

Isthmus theater critic Gwendolyn Rice looks back at the moments that stand out in a crowded field in 2017. more

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Chris Winterhack

International Festival at Overture Center on February 25, 2017. more

Photo Galleries

Joel Plant, a city of Madison alcohol policy coordinator and staffer under Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, will run Frank Productions, Inc. starting in January. more

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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

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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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John Baldacchino, the new director of UW-Madison’s Arts Institute, has grand plans for raising the profile of the arts and the university. more

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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

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Sarah Artz wants to make sure that creative people don’t flee Madison for Portland or Brooklyn. So she created a resource for artists and others who want more creativity in their lives. 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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Laura Zastrow

She appears to be everywhere, yet there’s not quite enough of her to go around. Karin Wolf, Madison’s arts administrator, is a combination of sharp focus and free-range spark. more

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