MADISON, Wis. – A partially-clothed freedman kneels before an impeccably dressed Abraham Lincoln, who “heroically” breaks the chains of slavery with one outstretched hand while clasping the Emancipation Proclamation in the other. The scene is …
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Award-winning NPR ‘Throughline’ podcasters to be featured at Diversity Forum
Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei, co-hosts and producers of NPR’s Peabody Award-winning podcast “Throughline,” will serve as UW–Madison’s fall Journalists in Residence Nov. 14-16.
Public History Project exhibition generates ‘extraordinary’ interest during first month
The exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art, which opened Sept. 12, recorded more than 7,400 visits its first month. A companion website had 4,400 visits during the same period. Visitors online represented 25 countries and 47 states.
Photos: Student Night at the UW Public History Project
Students explored many aspects of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s past during Student Night at the Public History Project on Sept. 29 at the Chazen Museum of Art. The event was an opportunity for them to …
Public History Project exhibit reckons with UW’s history, lifts voices of marginalized
An exhibit that uncovers and gives voice to those who experienced and challenged bigotry and exclusion at the University of Wisconsin–Madison opened Sept. 12 on the university’s campus.
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.”
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.