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Sharon Kerry-Harlan creates art that leans on ancestral African art and Afrofuturism in her comprehensive exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center. Read more

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Linda Falkenstein

In life drawing, it is folly to try to make your sketches “too human, too soon.” This and other artistic advice is available free at the Chazen Museum of Art. Read more

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The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art opens an exhibit by the Hawaii-born artist Ray Yoshida, an influential professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a founding member of the Chicago Imagists movement. Read more

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Arts + Literature Lab hosts an exhibit from 10 artists selected for CSArt, an art share program modeled after community supported agriculture. The artists say the benefits go beyond financial. Read more

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At David Pouncey’s annual backyard party, eating the Spam is “highly discouraged.” But his guests carve blocks of pink-hued mystery meat into hilarious, irreverent sculptures. Read more



Linda Falkenstein

The city of Madison is searching for an artist who wants to spend a significant amount of time in a renovated Trachte building in Thurber Park. The search is on for an artist-in-residence. Read more

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Surprises are in store if you open up the drawers in Phil Heckman’s “On Ouisconsin: An Illustrated Historical Catalog” at Sequoya Library. Read more

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RDG Dahlquist Art Studio

“Both/And — Tolerance/Innovation” is a new sculpture unveiled on lower State Street, near Library Mall. It was Plan B for the city, which scrapped plans for a different piece of art. Read more

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Harold Schmitz, a Milwaukee-based artist, was drafted into the Army Air Corps as an artist in World War II. “In My Spare Moments” at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum displays his art an his tools, giving a special glimpse into an unusual assignment. Read more

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Peter Mauney

Artist Jeffrey Gibson says he always liked to use “every crayon in the crayon box.” His exhibit, “Like a Hammer” opens at MMoCA June 8. Read more

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Latasia Dhami

She’s not in Kansas anymore. Jenie Gao has become one of Madison’s most well-known printmakers and muralists. Read more

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A new exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery is the result of artists working with scientists to depict how climate change affects Wisconsin plant species. Read more

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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

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Threshold, the colorful coworking and event space on Atwood Avenue, is hosting a five-day celebration of interdisciplinary arts, all related to protecting the Earth. Read more

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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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Jim Escalante

“Secrete, Augment, Testify” is an exhibit of fungus photos and metalwork by Chloe Darke, winner of the 2019 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize. It’s at the Chazen Museum of Art through June 16. 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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“Postmadison” is a powerful new exhibit at Arts + Literature Lab, featuring artists who studied at UW-Madison and have moved on — or stayed. Read more

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The James Watrous Gallery displays a collection of works by Gaylord Shanilec, an internationally known color engraver and creator of fine art books. Read more

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Peter Krško

Artists Peter Krsko and Robert Anderson explore the repeating patterns of nature in “LOOK: Tropical Tessellations,” an exhibit opening Feb. 16 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Read more

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