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Artist Katherine Steichen Rosing captures the cryptic beauty of the life-and-death cycle of ash trees in “Emeralds to Ashes,” an exhibit at Madison College. more

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Mildred Harnack, a UW-Madison alum who married a German, was the only American woman executed on Adolph Hitler’s direct orders. On Oct. 31, Madison Arts Commission placed a memorial in Marshall Park. more

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Meep

Inspired by cartoons and skateboard designs, an enigmatic street artist has been decorating Madison’s east side with surrealist nostalgia. more

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After the Storm

Michael Knapstein

Some of the season’s more interesting art exhibits are lining the corridors of the Overture Center, writes Michael Muckian. more

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M. Schleif Photography

Throughout November, the work of veterans will be featured at 11 venues throughout the city as part of a month-long exposition. Coordinator Yvette Pino says she hopes the works will spark conversations on the role of the military and treatment of vet more

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Carolyn Fath

Planning the Monroe Street reconstruction meant paying attention to public art. By next spring, the street will have poetry in the sidewalks, mosaics by Marcia Yapp and sculptures by Harry Whitehorse and William Turnbull. more

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“Women Against Hate United by Love” pairs artists with activists to push back against bigotry and hate. It’s at Arts + Literature Lab Oct. 5-Nov. 3. more

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Barry Phipps

“New Midwest Photography” at the James Watrous Gallery explores the dark and the light, the sad and the hopeful, in our varied region. more

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Brian Rieselman

It’s like a scene from a Georges Seurat painting. Brian Rieselman roams the 800 acres of Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate during the inaugural “Taliesin Plein Air” event. more

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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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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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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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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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