John McLaughlin


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

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Tristan McGough

The small but mighty “Rosebud” is still publishing after 25 years. Its latest edition includes poems from the science fiction titan Ursula K. Le Guin. more

Feb 22, 2018 5:00 AM A & E

A show from the UW art department highlights the provocative works of first-year master of fine arts students. more

Feb 8, 2018 5:00 AM Visual Arts 1 Comments

Two shows at Arts + Literature Laboratory are dense with allegory and symbolism. Christopher Maddox’s “≠” is a challenging multimedia work, and two UW professors worked together to create “Buish Kaminski Collaborations.” more

Dec 20, 2017 5:45 AM Visual Arts


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

Two exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery inspire wonder. Holly Cohn’s “The Endless Unbegun” explores the vastness of the universe, while Letha Kelsey’s “Homing” makes art of mundane objects. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

“Art en Route” is a collaborative art project that pairs local writers and artists. Their works will ride around town on Madison Metro buses through Jan. 20. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Carl Corey

Photographer Carl Corey walked across Wisconsin to create “Along the Yellowstone Trail.” His photographs of urban and rural environments are suffused with hope and sadness. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Step inside the towering circle of video screens to witness Chele Isaac’s breathtaking new installation, “the understory.” It’s at MMoCA until Nov. 12. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Shawn Harper

Madison is a creative city. Want proof? Here’s our guide to upcoming highlights in theater, dance, visual arts and classical music. more

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If your only exposure to “Vogue” is the Madonna song, you’ll want to check out “ICON,” Rashaad Newsome’s provocative multi-media exhibit at MMoCA. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

UW-Madison MFA Nick Lantz releases his fourth book of poetry, “You, Beast.” The author says it’s modeled on “Aesop’s Fables” — but don’t be fooled by the simple titles; complexity is at the heart of this excellent, prize-winning poetry collection. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Arts + Literature Laboratory heads into its second season of screening experimental films on the wall outside the gallery. The gritty series takes place Saturdays in August. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Self-replicating robots and muted quotidian scenes are the subjects of contrasting new exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


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


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


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

“Young at Art” is an exciting exhibit of more than 170 original artworks from K-12 public school students. It’s at MMoCA through April 23. more

Mar 16, 2017 3:34 PM A & E

UW-Madison professor emerita Robin Chapman’s new exhibit at the Wisconsin Academy’s Steenbock Gallery is an evocative combination of poetry and paintings, looking back at her pastoral childhood near nuclear facilities in Tennessee. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM A & E


Simone and Max

The boundary-pushing duo known as Simone and Max has created an immersive and unsettling installation on juvenile incarceration at a former dairy cooler in Paoli’s Artisan Gallery. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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    A view of the Capitol from the snow-covered shore of Lake Mendota at Governor’s Island.