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The street artist, Triangulador, has found his canvas with old mattresses and couches that people toss to the curb. Although most of his work is displayed for just a few days or minutes, his colorful creations have attracted fans. Read more



Steve McPherson

One person’s trash is another’s art — and a call to action — at “Plastic Entanglements,” a beautiful and thought-provoking new exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art. Read more

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John Gruber

A photography exhibit at the Dane County Regional Airport examines the rich history of railroads in the region. Read more

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“Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas” showcases intricate and culturally significant art. It’s at the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery in the School of Human Ecology, which houses a magnificent collection. Read more

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After researching the history of Wisconsin sculptor Jean Pond Miner, artists Brenda Baker and Bird Ross launch an endowment that will fund awards for female artists in Dane County. Read more

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John Michael

Marielle Allschwang, a talented indie musician, creates a multimedia tribute to the late Mary Nohl, a talented and misunderstood Milwaukee artist. Read more



David Michael Miller

We have a plan! Some of the recommendations of the Madison Cultural Plan are being followed, but sometimes it seems like Karin Wolf, the city’s arts program administrator, is the only one using it. Read more

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Chelsey Dequaine

Two new tattoo shops in Madison join the growing scene in Dane County. Read more



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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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