Visual Art


Mary Dickey

Here’s a cure for winter cabin fever: A drive to the excellent “Wings & Water” exhibition at Sauk Prairie River Arts Center. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Experts agree: Artists, local organizations and city government need to work together to help link artists with opportunities and funding. more

Feb 23, 2018 12:21 PM Visual Arts

A show from the UW art department highlights the provocative works of first-year master of fine arts students. more

Feb 8, 2018 5:00 AM Visual Arts 1 Comments


Joan Marcus

Isthmus arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro looks back at a year where she found hope and faith in humanity through art. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:01 AM A & E

Two shows at Arts + Literature Laboratory are dense with allegory and symbolism. Christopher Maddox’s “≠” is a challenging multimedia work, and two UW professors worked together to create “Buish Kaminski Collaborations.” more

Dec 20, 2017 5:45 AM Visual Arts


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. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Two exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery inspire wonder. Holly Cohn’s “The Endless Unbegun” explores the vastness of the universe, while Letha Kelsey’s “Homing” makes art of mundane objects. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

From fairytale illustrations to pulp magazine covers, the “Fantastic Illustration” exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art explores the work of underappreciated and innovative artists. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Thomas Ferrella

Thomas Ferrella exhibits his “1 World” photographs in Camaguey, Cuba, and tells Isthmus why this is the perfect time to talk about breaking down racial and cultural boundaries. more

Nov 29, 2017 10:48 AM Visual Arts

An exhibit at the Overture Center celebrates the State Capitol’s centennial. But the artists don’t hold back their criticisms of the building’s current occupants. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Carl Corey

Photographer Carl Corey walked across Wisconsin to create “Along the Yellowstone Trail.” His photographs of urban and rural environments are suffused with hope and sadness. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

“Art en Route” is a collaborative art project that pairs local writers and artists. Their works will ride around town on Madison Metro buses through Jan. 20. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Several murals were not preserved during the recent renovation of Centro Hispano. Ananda Mirilli says that should not be mourned, but celebrated. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 3 Comments

Earlier this month, the Madison branch of Design for a Difference treated Centro Hispano to a $600,000 renovation. But the new look came at the cost of several murals painted by a local artist, who’s upset she wasn’t told her work would be destroyed. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments


Angela Johnson

“Writing in Stone” is a powerful and unusual exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery memorializing Wisconsin’s heritage. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


J. Leigh Garcia

An exhibit at Overture Center features two artists who highlight the plight of immigrants. J. Leigh Garcia and Evelyn Galindo’s “¿Quiénes somos? (Who Are We?)” will be up for Oct. 6 Gallery Night. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Step inside the towering circle of video screens to witness Chele Isaac’s breathtaking new installation, “the understory.” It’s at MMoCA until Nov. 12. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Shawn Harper

Madison is a creative city. Want proof? Here’s our guide to upcoming highlights in theater, dance, visual arts and classical music. more

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If your only exposure to “Vogue” is the Madonna song, you’ll want to check out “ICON,” Rashaad Newsome’s provocative multi-media exhibit at MMoCA. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

The art is real, even if the story is fake in Madison native Beauvais Lyons’ exhibit of lithographs, on display at Edgewood College through Oct. 8. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts