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Wojtek Naczas

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit, “Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes,” is a monumental achievement, for both the sculptor and the curator Stephen Fleischman. more

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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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Beth Skogen

Wondering what to do with the kids on the lazy, hazy days of summer? Check out the free outdoor arts programs that travel to parks, beaches and playgrounds. more


Art exhibits at MMoCA and Overture Center revisit the colorful and political art of the 1960s. The shows are timed to coincide with the June 14-16 Madison Reunion. more

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Fresco opens the city’s first bone broth stand. But it’s just a pop-up, open through mid-March. more



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

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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

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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

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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

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Laura Zastrow

MMoCA’s Triennial is a chance for Wisconsin’s contemporary artists to gain traction on the regional and national scenes. This year’s show, which opens Sept. 23, is diverse and compelling. more

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“Our Good Earth,” a new exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, captures the tragic impact of humanity upon its home. It documents a range of locales, geological features and weather, in diverse media and styles. more

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If you’ve had enough of summer’s CGI blockbusters, head to the rooftop of MMoCA on Friday nights in June for its series of artisanal animated short films. You’ll catch a breath of fresh air, in more ways than one. more



© Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

It’s tough to overstate Frank Stella’s impact on the art world. The celebrated artist was at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on Feb. 5 to open his first retrospective since 1982. more

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