Arts & Culture

“Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border” is a powerful exhibit of portraits and narrated life stories from Wisconsin’s recent immigrants. It humanizes the crisis at the border and helps us understand the plight of people seeking better lives. Read more

Visual Arts

UW-Madison students find inspiration in world textiles in Promega Corporation’s summer showcase exhibit, inspired by the UW-Madison’s massive Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Read more

Visual Arts

Sanford Biggers’ “BAM” examines police violence with sculptures disfigured by gunfire. The exhibit opens at the Chazen Museum of Art on June 28, alongside Biggers’ quilt collection. Read more

Visual Arts

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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Linda Falkenstein

The city of Madison is searching for an artist who wants to spend a significant amount of time in a renovated Trachte building in Thurber Park. The search is on for an artist-in-residence. Read more

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Michael Brosilow

American Players Theatre opened its indoor summer season last weekend with “The Man of Destiny,” an excellent comedy of wits and power by George Bernard Shaw. Read more


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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Surprises are in store if you open up the drawers in Phil Heckman’s “On Ouisconsin: An Illustrated Historical Catalog” at Sequoya Library. Read more

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Harold Schmitz, a Milwaukee-based artist, was drafted into the Army Air Corps as an artist in World War II. “In My Spare Moments” at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum displays his art an his tools, giving a special glimpse into an unusual assignment. Read more

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RDG Dahlquist Art Studio

“Both/And — Tolerance/Innovation” is a new sculpture unveiled on lower State Street, near Library Mall. It was Plan B for the city, which scrapped plans for a different piece of art. Read more

Visual Arts

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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Jim Escalante

“Secrete, Augment, Testify” is an exhibit of fungus photos and metalwork by Chloe Darke, winner of the 2019 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize. It’s at the Chazen Museum of Art through June 16. 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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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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UW-Madison’s school of music celebrated the 80th birthday of composer John Harbison with a marvelous chamber concert featuring the Pro Arte Quartet and violist Sally Chisholm on Feb. 17. Harbison was there to take his bows. Read more



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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A friend and former bandmate says goodbye to Madison-area musician Lou Cruz, who died on Feb. 1. Read more

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Leaders of Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs are ecstatic about the $20 million pledge from Pleasant Rowland that will launch the state-of-the-art Madison Youth Arts Center. 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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A joint show at Paoli’s Abel Contemporary Gallery displays work of handbuilding and woodblock printing. Read more

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