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Unfolding ‘Premonitions’: A Discussion on War, Peace, and Art

The Veteran Art Movement is a decentralized network of veterans and service members committed to making art to transform themselves and a society grappling with endless war, militarism, and dehumanization.
Through the lens of the Veteran Art Movement, artists Monty Little and Aaron Hughes, both veterans, will unfold the ways in which Little’s work challenges the dominant histories of the US long wars and prompts all to consider their relationship to war and settler colonialism. Chazen Museum of Art. 5-6 p.m. Cost: Free; registration recommended. Information: 265-3073,

Artemisia, In Her Own Hand

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI (1593–1654) is the most celebrated woman artist of the Italian baroque. Though widely admired during her lifetime, she fell into near oblivion in later eras as artistic tastes shifted from dramatic naturalism towards a more classicizing manner. Having been rediscovered some forty years ago, she is now enjoying a major revival. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine looks closely at Artemisia's artistic and personal aspirations and accomplishments. Registration required. Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: Free; registration required. Information:

Director’s Conversation with Mark Hines

What is next for re:mancipation?

Join Chazen Museum of Art Director, Amy Gilman, and MASK Consortium's Mark Hines in conversation around the process of creating this collaborative exhibition and discover what the future holds for the re:mancipation project.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

re:mancipation is a multifaceted, multiyear project that incorporates traditional art historical methods and introduces new technologies to research and interpretation. Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Information:

Re-Storying the Landscape: A Conversation about Ecological Transformation through the Arts

Chazen Auditorium | 5:00 PM

— Michael Bell, Musician, composer, and Philip David Lowe Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology UW-Madison
— Robert Cleary and Lisa Thurrell, Artistic Directors, Kanopy Dance Company
— Donna Neuwirth and Jay Salinas, Co-Founders and Directors, Wormfarm Institute

This evening of dialogue about their decade of collaborations is inspired by the Resource & Ruin: Wisconsin's Enduring Landscape exhibition at the Chazen. Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5 p.m. Information: 265-3073,

Forward Theater Play Reading at the Chazen

Museum guests are welcome to stop by Gallery 3 for a Forward Theater Play Reading of 'Arsenic & Old Lace'! Stay for 5 minutes, or for the entire play. No tickets are required.

Cast: Casem AbuLughod, Jim Buske, Dave Chaimson, Jono DeLeon, Jennifer Gray, Michael Herold, Marcella Kearns, Celia Klehr, Samara Safarik, Susan Sweeney, Julie Swenson, Ted Waskowski, Sam White Chazen Museum of Art. 1-2:30 p.m. Information:

Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Sifting & Reckoning Tour & Talk

The Friends invite you to join us for the panel-led discussion of the Sifting & Reckoning exhibition. Because much of the content used in the exhibition was discovered within the archives, these panelists are uniquely qualified to describe what it takes to support a project of this scope. Panelists include

Kacie Lucchini Butcher, Director of the Public History Project
Lisa Carter, Vice Provost for Libraries
Katie Nash, Head of UW Archives
Troy Reeves, Head of Oral History 126 Memorial Library. 4-4:45 p.m. Information: 265-2505,

Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Sifting & Reckoning Tour & Talk

The Friends of UW-Madison Libraries invite you to meet us at the Chazen at 3 P.M. on December 1 to go through the Sifting & Reckoning exhibition together. This self-guided group tour will provide the foundation for the discussion to follow. Did you visit earlier this fall? Simply join us for the discussion which follows at 4 P.M. at Memorial Library, Room 126. Led by staff intimately involved with this project, you will have the opportunity to process what you learned and ask questions. Sifting & Reckoning Exhibition, Chazen Museum of Art. 3-3:45 p.m. Information: 265-2505,

Chazen Careers Panel

Come for an informal panel of folks who work for the Chazen Museum of Art on campus across the departments of curation, archival work, communications, writing/editing, visitor and event services, digital content creation, and more. This event is primarily intended to help undergraduates, especially those in the English department and other humanities program, learn about the diverse array of career types affiliated with museums and archives. Anyone is welcome to join! 6191 Helen C. White Hall. 12-1 p.m. Information: 704-819-5934,

Monuments Reimagined: Contemporary Artists as Changemakers

How can we re-memorialize our shared past? Chazen Storyteller-in-Residence Gianofer Fields hosts the conversation about the role of contemporary artists in disrupting the public-art narrative and forging new paths.

Naima Murphy Salcido, Director of Partnerships at Monument Lab
Marilu Knode, Director, Sculpture Milwaukee
Prof. Faisal Abdu’Allah, Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art, UW–Madison
Sanford Biggers, Artist Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: Free tickets. Information:


Artist Sanford Biggers, MASK Consortium, and Wildcat Ebony Brown of the Wide Awakes dive into the "re:mancipation" project. Learn how the project originated, where it’s going, and how you can participate.

"re:mancipation" encompasses the reimagining of the Chazen’s problematic Thomas Ball sculpture "Emancipation Group," the repositioning of additional objects in the museum’s collection, creation of a new artwork by Biggers, as well as new research, archival, and educational material. Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: Free tickets. Information: