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Happy hour

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Alison Saar

Join us on Facebook Live for Our Kind of Happy Hour, featuring a conversation between artist Alison Saar and master printer Jason Ruhl of UW–Madison’s Tandem Press as they discuss Saar’s current exhibition, Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, and share insights about the collaborative processes involved in the making of these works. Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: A Conversation with Jordan D. Schnitzer

Join us for Our Kind of Happy Hour on Facebook Live, June 30th at 6:30 pm for a conversation between Jordan D. Schnitzer, Chazen Director Amy Gilman, and Van Vleck Curator of Works on Paper James Wehn as they discuss our new exhibition, Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: TetraPAKMAN

TetraPAKMAN is a Madison-based artist who facilitates community-powered collaborative art projects to address environmental and climate change issues. Tune in on May 12th at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live to learn how he uses art to inspire others to create change. Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Angela Johnson

Artist, educator, and creative coach Angela Johnson guides us through mindful meditations during this Facebook Live presentation. Johnson is inspired both by images of nature and trees she has created and from pieces within the Chazen Museum of Art collection. Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Roberto Torres Mata

Artist Roberto Torres Mata leads viewers through his exhibition: Untethered: Our Journey Beyond Borders, opening at the Chazen on April 7th. The exhibition is a response to migration, immigration, and displacement of people and animals alike, and Mata will take you on a path that highlights these struggles of migration. His work features a range of mediums, including printmaking, sculpture, installation, and paper making. Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Behind the Canvas

Tune in for an encore presentation of “Behind the Canvas,” the story of how the gigantic relief painting, What was then, will never be again, created by artist Jim Dine for the Chazen, came to occupy the ceiling in Gallery I of the Elvehjem in 2017. Online. 6:30-7 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Deanna Erickson and Emily Tyner

Estuarine researchers Deanna Erickson and Emily Tyner will discuss the science behind the art of Suzanne Caporael. Erickson and Tyner will take a close look at two pieces within Suzanne Caporael: The Nature of Things, the Chazen’s new exhibit featuring Caporael, to help us understand exactly what is occurring in the images, and why the connection between art and science is so important.

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Our Kind of Happy Hour: Bridge Poetry

Join us for the return of our Bridge Poetry series, which highlights an esteemed literary tradition: poetry inspired by art. This series establishes a unique opportunity for poets to write and read ekphrastic—or descriptive—poems. For the Bridge Poetry Series reading on March 31, poets wrote in response to Suzanne Caporael: The Nature of Things, the Chazen’s new exhibit, which opened on February 23rd.

Pictured: Suzanne Caporael, Shore Lead, 2000 Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Tandem Press Master Printers

Join Tandem Press master printers Joe Freye and Jason Ruhl as they discuss working with Suzanne Caporael to publish her fine art prints in their studio. You'll learn about their collaboration over the years, and the steps it takes to create one of Caporael's vivid prints. A new exhibit featuring Caporael's work—Suzanne Caporael: The Nature of Things opens February 23rd at the Chazen. Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Danse Élance

Join Chazen Museum of Art Chief Curator Katherine Alcauskas and Registrar, Andrea Selbig as they discuss the recent installation of Danse Élance by Jean Dubuffet in the Chazen Museum of Art lobby. You'll learn how this stunning piece joined our collection and discover what it takes to install a piece of artwork that stands nearly 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: communications@chazen.wisc.edu