New artist-in-residence series to spotlight academics, arts, activism

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts’ Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program for the 2022–2023 academic year will engage a partnership with the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), presenting a series of short-term residencies …

Chazen exhibit by UW’s Quanda Johnson examines anti-Black violence and its consequences

The exhibit uses interdisciplinary creative making to explore three arenas of white-dominated violence against the Black body/psyche: the violence of ridicule, the violence of the mob/vigilante, and the hegemonically instigated violence that seeps into some “safe Black spaces.”

Rethinking Public Sculpture: Blu³eprint by UW’s Faisal Abdu’Allah communes with Abe Lincoln statue

In his sculpture Blu³eprint, UW art professor Faisal Abdu’Allah portrays himself seated in a barber chair. If you’re walking down State Street, you’ll encounter the limestone monument outside the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, which …

Photos: Alumna Lilada Gee leads mural painting at South Madison Partnership building

“I’m hoping these portraits represent the need to remember the individual within the community,” Gee said. “While this is a community space, each of us has different needs and experiences and expression. So even as we think of community, I’d like us to remember that there are multiple experiences within those communities.”

Mellon grant will support Chazen’s ‘re:mancipation’ collaboration

The Chazen Museum of Art has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to augment re:mancipation, a collaboration with artist Sanford Biggers addressing artwork that glorifies racism. The Mellon grant will support a documentary, symposium, website and curriculum materials. re:mancipationopens in February 2023.

UW–Madison to host screendance practitioner, body-percussionist and lecturer Omari ‘Motion’ Carter for International Visiting Artist Program

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts welcomes Omari ‘Motion’ Carter to campus April 7–15, 2022 through the International Visiting Artist Program (IVAP). A collaboration between the Division of the Arts and the International …

‘Indigenous Perspectives’ exhibition features art by UW alumni, students, faculty

An new exhibition at Memorial Union features a collection of artworks created by Indigenous UW–Madison alumni, students, and faculty from the School of Education’s Art Department. Titled “Madison Alumni: A Legacy of Indigenous Perspectives” and …