Arts & Culture


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



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



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



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



Chris Winterhack

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

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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



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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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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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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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


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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Midwest Story Lab

Mark Fraire, director of Dane Arts, puts his vision into action, using the arts to boost struggling communities. more

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Lou-Host Jablonski

On May 6, Gallery Night, a large, collaborative art project will be unveiled at Union Corners, on Madison’s east side. The aim is to create unity among different parts of the community. more

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Among the celebrity guests at this year’s Wizard World comic convention (April 8-10 at Alliant Energy Center) is Scottish actress Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays scientist Jemma Simmons on the ABC television series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” more

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