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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. 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. more

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An expert at all things related to a certain boy wizard, scenic designer Pamela Price sets up shop in Verona, in close proximity to Epic Systems. Her company, F5 Theming, recently unveiled a whimsical new addition to the Epic campus. more

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“Eye Deal: Abstract Bodies of the Chicago Imagists” is an intimate show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, celebrating human imperfections. more

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Artworking

Artworking, a nonprofit that supports artists with disabilities, is raising funds to relocate and expand after a flood damaged its office and studio space. more

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Latasia Dhami

Trinity Lutheran Church unveils a marvelous new mural facing its parking lot. It’s a bold and colorful visual expression of the church’s service-driven mission. more

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Luke Proctor, last year’s Best in Show winner at the Art Fair on the Square for metal works, makes a stunning line of furniture from smithed metals. He wants us to rethink our stereotyped ideas of blacksmiths. more

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A former zookeeper, Adam Pankratz creates joyful, emotive portraits inspired by the animal kingdom. With each sale, he donates a portion of proceeds to a conservation charity related to the animal in the painting. more

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David Michael Miller

The Art Fair on the Square, now in its 60th year, is a thriving arts economy, benefiting a local art museum, boosting careers of working artists and infusing cash into local businesses. more

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The first Art Fair on the Square was held in 1959. There was no food, no entertainment, no tents. Just art. more

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

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Photos courtesy Irene Grau

For “Construction Season,” her interactive show at MMoCA, Irene Grau created laser-cut iron pieces replicating spray-painted construction symbols. more

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The meanings behind letters of the alphabet animate a dual exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery from Anne Kingsbury and Helen Lee. more

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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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UW-Madison boasts several murals by the late James Watrous, one of the university’s most well-known artists. While doing inventory in the lower level of Grainger Hall, Angela Richardson discovered a study the artist created for a major mural. more

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Andrew Balkin

Andrew Balkin, who carved out a career in Madison making fine art prints for contemporary artists, is headed to New York City’s Hollis Taggart Galleries for a solo exhibition of his drawings. more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the job descriptions for Mel Becker Solomon and Leah Kolb, curators at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. more

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MMoCA’s one-night only “Chroma” aims to engage all the senses by celebrating color more

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Benjamin Zastrow

Comic artists, printmakers and radical activists come together on April 28 at the Madison Public Library for a daylong celebration of zines. more

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UW-Madison is one of the few universities that have a neon arts program. A show April 20-21 at the UW Stock Pavilion illuminates the works of students and professional neon artists. more

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