Don’t let a glimpse through the glass windows be your only experience of this year’s MMoCA Triennial. Read more

Visual Arts

Zia Anger’s first film was labeled “abandoned.” Find out what really happened at “My First Film,” the director’s groundbreaking multimedia presentation at MMoCA on Oct. 23. Read more


MMoCA’s Rooftop Cinema is back on Friday nights in June with films from off the beaten path. The series kicks off June 7 with three films from Ho-Chunk Nation filmmaker Sky Hopinka. Read more


Artist Tyanna Buie had a rough start to life, shuttled in and out of different foster homes in Chicago and Milwaukee. An upcoming exhibit at MMoCA revisits the past and reckons with her future. Read more

Visual Arts

The mixed-media works of Nathaniel Mary Quinn, on exhibit at MMoCA starting Dec. 1, offer perspective on a fractured life and struggling community. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

Visual Arts


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. Read 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. Read more

Visual Arts

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

A & E


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. Read more

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. Read more

Visual Arts


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. Read more

A & E


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. Read more

A & E

“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. Read more

A & E

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. Read 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. Read more

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