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Pressing Innovation: Printing Fine Art in the Upper Midwest

Chazen Museum of Art 750 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Pressing Innovation explores the history and work of fine-art printing presses in the Upper Midwest, focusing on each press’s distinct mission and contribution to printmaking in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Free
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Seeing Audubon: Robert Havell, Jr. and The Birds of America

Chazen Museum of Art 750 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Seeing Audubon presents the ongoing research of artist, printmaker and UW–Madison Associate Professor Emily Arthur as she explores the techniques and methods that Havell Jr. used to print The Birds of America. Additionally, two volumes of a complete four-volume set of The Birds of America are on view in this exhibition.

Free
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Suspended Landscapes: Thread Drawings by Amanda McCavour

Chazen Museum of Art 750 University Avenue, Madison, WI

McCavour, who works with fabric and stitching to create embroidered installations, developed a new site-specific work in response to the collection and history of the Chazen Museum of Art and UW–Madison. The work will challenge the visual weight and dominating presence of the design and travertine marble of the Elvehjem building.

Free
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Katelyn St. John: Dream House

Tandem Press 1743 Commercial Avenue, Madison, WI

St. John’s work depicts her exploration of abandoned architecture. This exhibition features prints that delve into the visual representation of the space between experience and memory.

Free
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Intercambios: Art, Stories, & Comunidad

Ruth Davis Design Gallery 1210 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Intercambios: Art, Stories, & Comunidad presents collaborative works from artists in Madison, Wisconsin, and Oaxaca, Mexico. Featuring painting, vibrant textiles, photography, printmaking, music, and video, the artists visually explore intersections of cultures, disciplines, concepts of art, belief systems, and community.

Free
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Sofia Hagström Møller: Lineage

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery 1235 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Sofia Hagström Møller: Lineage investigates the roots of Scandinavian textile design and celebrates the legacy that American weaving shares with these traditions. B

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Drop in and Stitch with Miriam Campos

Ruth Davis Design Gallery 1210 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Visitors to the Intercambios: Art, Stories, & Comunidad, on view in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery from January 26-April 10, 2022,  are invited to stitch (or learn to stitch!) and chat with exhibiting artist Miriam Campos within the immersive gallery space and add to a collaborative embroidery.

Free

Textile Design: Weaving I

3255 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in weaving in the Design Studies Department!

Free

Collection Development

3265 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in collection development in the Design Studies Department! From 1:45 - 3:00 p.m., meet in room 1199 to hear from guest speakers from Oaxaca, Mexico.

Free

Glass Blowing Demo with Ian Schmidt

Art Lofts 111 North Frances Street, Madison, WI

Participate in a glass blowing demonstration with Ian Schmidt, 3D Technician in Glass, Printmaking, Paper, and Book Art and Digital Fabrication.

Free

Contemporary Dance II

549 Lathrop Hall 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in contemporary dance in the Dance Department!

Free

Pilates Mat I

B101 Lathrop Hall 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in pilates in the Dance Department!

Free

Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory IV

349 Lathrop Hall 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in contemporary dance technique and theory in the Dance Department!

Free

Visual Thinking: Form and Space

3103 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in design thinking in the Design Studies Department!

Free

Design Fundamentals II

3186 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in design in the Design Studies Department!

Free
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Art Department Tour

Art Lofts 111 North Frances Street, Madison, WI

Take a guided tour of the Art Department at UW–Madison! You'll visit both the Humanities Building and the Art Lofts.

Free

Public Presentation of Design

4235 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in design studies in the Design Studies Department!

Free

On the Underground Railroad | 2022 Howard S. Schwartz Memorial Annual Lecture Series

3650 Humanities 455 North Park Street, Madison

This talk explores Underground Railroad locales and lore, extant escape narratives, archives, art, literature, and interviews. Presented by Professor Steven Nelson, Dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Free

Helen Zia: The Power of Unity and Re-Envisioning America

Varsity Hall, Union South 1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI

In this talk, author and activist Helen Zia examines the imperative for our multicultural communities to move forward together. Through personal stories from her experiences as an Asian American, feminist and LGBT activist for social justice, she shows how hidden pieces of our common history can help to transform our increasingly diverse communities into positive change.

Free

Film Screening: Mogul Mowgli

The Marquee, Union South 1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI

Presented by WUD Film in collaboration with the Pakistani Students Association.

Free

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Student Art Show

Memorial Union 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

Mark your calendars for the 94th Annual Student Art Show opening on April 1 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This year's annual Student Art Show is composed of student artwork that has been selected by juror Faisal Abdu'Allah. Check out the Union's gallery spaces this April for a closer look at UW–Madison student artwork!

Free

Hip-Hop Dance

B101 Lathrop Hall 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in hip-hop dance in the Dance Department!

Free

Modern Jazz Dance

549 Lathrop Hall 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in modern jazz dance in the Dance Department!

Free

Graphic Design Demo with Yeohyun Ahn

6441 Humanities Building 455 N. Park Street, Madison, WI

Participate in "Computational Graphic Design: Beautiful Bézier," a graphic design demonstration with Yeohyun Ahn, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.

Free

Contemporary Dance Exploration

510 Lathrop Hall 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Drop in to an undergraduate course in contemporary dance in the Dance Department!

Free

Art Department Tour

6th Floor, Mosse Humanities Building 455 N. Park Street, Madison, WI

Take a guided tour of the Art Department at UW–Madison! You'll visit both the Humanities Building and the Art Lofts. Meet on the 6th floor of the Humanities building.

Free

Free Art Friday: Painted Terracotta Pots

Wheelhouse Studios 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

Celebrate Earth Day this April by painting a mini terracotta pot and planting seeds to grow your own flowers. We'll provide all the supplies you need!

Free

Wisconsin Idea Spotlight: Arts as Activism

Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street, Madison, WI

The Line Breaks Opening Reception will feature refreshments, light catering, bar, and DJ. Throughout the space, we will install an exhibition of First Wave visual and design artists to present and discuss their work with guests. This event is free to attend. Registration is required due to capacity restrictions.

Free

Tandem Press Friday Jazz Series

Tandem Press 1743 Commercial Avenue, Madison, WI

UW-Madison Tandem Press and the UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program are pleased to present the Tandem Press Friday Jazz Series. Featuring the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (directed by Johannes Wallmann) and the Jazz Standards Ensemble (directed Peter Dominguez).

Free

Film Screening: Heathers

UW Cinematheque 4070 Vilas Hall, Madison, WI

This stylish, outrageous, and quotable satire, written by Daniel Waters, remains one of the key cult movies of the late 1980s.

Free

Line Breaks Festival Showcase

Playhouse Theater, Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street, Madison, WI

This evening showcase will include performances by First Wave 14th Cohort Ensemble, First Wave Touring Ensemble, and conclude with a debut staging of summer, somewhere by First Wave alum Danez Smith, featuring a small ensemble of First Wave scholars directed by Professor Chris Walker. This event is free to attend. Registration is required due to capacity restrictions.

Free

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE with Deeper

The Sett, Union South 1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI

Free concert presented by WUD Music Committee.

Free

Glass Blowing Demo with the Mad Gaffers

Art Lofts 111 North Frances Street, Madison, WI

Participate in a glass blowing demonstration with the Mad Gaffers, a group of students, faculty, and community members whose goal is to expand the knowledge of glass working.

Free

Line Breaks Hip Hop Theater Festival Showcase

Playhouse Theater, Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street, Madison, WI

This evening showcase will include performances by First Wave 14th Cohort Ensemble, 12th Cohort member Dawry Ruiz’s Speakeasy, and the JVN Project’s Fashion Show. Featuring special performances by musical trio Klassik, B~Free, and Quinten Farr. This event is free to attend. Registration is required due to capacity restrictions.

Free

Film Screening: Hello, Sister!

UW Cinematheque 4070 Vilas Hall, Madison, WI

In this sometimes sordid and naturalistic pre-code gem, an idealistic young working class couple (Dunn and Mallory) find their love torn apart by jealous friends, roommates, and neighbors.

Free

Variety Show – Tubig: A Generation in Motion

Monona Terrace 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

The Variety Show (V-Show) is an annually occurring and highly anticipated event hosted by the UW–Madison Filipinix American Student Organization (FASO), in which we aim to educate, enlighten, and engage individuals of all backgrounds on the vast aspects of Filipino culture.

Free

Film Screening: The Warrior’s Husband

UW Cinematheque 4070 Vilas Hall, Madison, WI

Antiope is confounded by her first encounter with the Greek warrior, Theseus (Manners), whose strapping masculinity is something new to her: Antiope attacks him with a sword; Theseus conquers her with a kiss.

Free