Brian Rieselman

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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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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Brian Rieselman

It’s like a scene from a Georges Seurat painting. Brian Rieselman roams the 800 acres of Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate during the inaugural “Taliesin Plein Air” event. Read 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. Read more

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

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A collaborative watercolor painting from Madison artists Helen Klebesadel and Mary Kay Neumann has been chosen for an international exhibit on oceans in New York City. The painting was part of a 2015 show at Overture Center. Read 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. Read more

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Steve Feren’s glass and mixed-media sculptures can be found all over the United States. Now the retired UW art professor is opening a gallery adjacent to his studio in Fitchburg. The first exhibit showcases Feren’s own work. Read more

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Kevin Henkes

If you’re familiar with his award-winning children’s books, you’ll be delighted to experience new works from Kevin Henkes, whose abstract collage exhibit opens at Madison’s Central Library May 6. Read more

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Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes, one of the nation’s most prominent children’s book authors, is opening a new exhibit of abstract collages at Madison’s Central Library on May 6. “Isthmus” got a sneak peek at the Caldecott award winner’s work. Read more

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Newsies: Deen van Meer, The Other Place: Ross Zentner, Tanya Tagaq: Ivan Otis, CRASHprez: Steven Potter

2015’s cultural landscape was rich in ideas and collaborations. Isthmus critics weigh in with their favorites from Madison’s stages, venues and museums. Read more

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Gavin Ashworth

A gift of exquisite ceramic sculptures to the Chazen Museum of Art raises the profile of the museum in the art world. Read more

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Mike Rebholz

Natasha Nicholson re-creates four rooms from her Madison home in a new exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. It is a magical and ambitious show. Read more

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Rolando Cruz

After spending years struggling to be accepted for who he is, Rolando Cruz now makes art that asks: What would you give up for a chance to be yourself? Read more


As the sun sets each evening from Sept. 2 through Oct. 30, six large-scale illuminated sculptures will pulse to life at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. They are part of “GLEAM: Art in a New Light.” Read more

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Adam Taylor

Overture Hall was packed with screaming superfans on Friday July 24, all charged up to see our favorite TV dancing "pros." Dancing with the Stars Live delivered a crowd-pleasing show, packed with audience favorites. Read more



Patrick JB Flynn

“Gone Wild” is an exhibit of collages, children’s books, sculpture and editorial illustrations by the late, great artist and illustrator David McLimans. It opened at the Overture Center’s James Watrous Gallery on July 17. Read more

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Artists Mary Kay Neumann and Helen Klebesadel address the issue of climate change in a thought-provoking exhibit. Read more

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