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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

Jan 11, 2018 5:00 AM Visual Arts

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Judy Pfaff and Tandem Press

Tandem Press has a stellar national reputation as a professional art press. But after three decades, the press will expand to open its own gallery on Commercial Avenue. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM Visual Arts 1 Comments

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Paulius Musteikis

You can’t tell from the outside, but the interior of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is a sprawling and breathtaking work of Byzantine iconography. It’s all the work of one artist, David Giffey, who’s been painting it since 1979. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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Joan Marcus

Isthmus arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro looks back at a year where she found hope and faith in humanity through art. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:01 AM A & E

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Jaume Plensa

“Talking Continents” is a powerful statement on language and connection from art world superstar Jaume Plensa. It’s at MMoCA through April 15. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Ted DeDee, who helped Overture transition from a city-managed facility to a private nonprofit, announces he will retire in May. more

Oct 13, 2017 2:00 PM A & E

Winnebago Studios is getting torn down this spring to make way for a new housing development. But unlike some gentrification stories, this one might have a happy ending for the soon-to-be displaced artists. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News

Its antenna may be on the fire department’s hose drying tower, but 98.7 FM WVMO — The Voice of Monona — is making waves. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Beth Skogen

Two young architects built about 50 modern, affordable homes from 1935 to 1941 in the Madison area. A large cluster of these International Style homes remains in Monona’s Frost Wood neighborhood. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

Although he’s well-known elsewhere, it’s taken a long time for artist Bill Amundson to get a show in Madison. His whimsical satirical drawings are at the Madison’s Central Library through July 27. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

A shimmery and dramatic new site-specific work at MMoCA enhances the museum’s dramatic lobby and staircase. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Many of the Capitol’s artists had worked at the Chicago’s World Fair, including Edwin Howland Blashfield, who painted “The Resources of Wisconsin.” more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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David Michael Miller

A host of World’s Fair architects, artists and artisans were brought to Madison to help create the Capitol’s exterior. Their sculptures are meant to symbolize the values of the state. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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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

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

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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

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

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Allison Geyer

Remember the fancy cow statues that invaded Madison back in 2006? Something similar is happening next year, but this time it’s Bucky Badger who’s getting the artistic treatment. more

May 17, 2017 5:40 PM News

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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

May 12, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Shane Evans

The Madison Mini Maker Faire brings in national exhibitors that showcase robots, drones, recycled fashion and more. Workshops will invite visitor participation. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Todd Hubler

Local and state arts organizations are wondering whether President Trump will follow advice of ultraconservatives and slash federal arts funds. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM A & E 1 Comments

The Arts + Literature Laboratory is foraging for artists for a new community-supported art program. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM A & E