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Reception

DisOrientation Reception

Artist Sanford Biggers, MASK Consortium, and Wildcat Ebony Brown of the Wide Awakes invite you to a reception to keep the conversation going.

"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. Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Building Community, Connecting with Our Past: A Reception for Graduate Students

The UW-Madison Public History Project is a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced and challenged exclusion on campus. We invite you to join us for a reception where you can connect with others in the graduate student community and learn about our collective past. Meet Public History Project director Kacie Lucchini Butcher, who will share insights on how the project and new exhibit at the Chazen Museum, “Sifting & Reckoning" was developed. Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. 4-6 p.m. Information: 262-2433, gspd@grad.wisc.edu

Student Night at Sifting & Reckoning

Join us for an Student Night at the UW-Madison Public History Project’s exhibition Sifting & Reckoning: UW-Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance at the Chazen Museum of Art. Learn more about the history of UW-Madison and the impact that students, faculty, and staff have had on changing our campus community. Free food and musical performances from UW’s own First Wave! Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Echoing Overseas: Curator in Conversation

Chi-Lynn Lin, PhD student and curator of Echoing Overseas, and Steffani Bennett, UW–Madison assistant professor and Joan B Mirviss Chair in Japanese Art will take a closer look at processes of artistic exchange in pre-modern and modern Asian art. Lin and Bennett will invite the audience to rethink issues of influence, originality, and agency.
Conversation: 6–7 p.m. (Chazen Auditorium)
Reception: 7–8 p.m. (Chazen Lobby) Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 6-8 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

“Suspended Landscapes” Reception

Guests will have a chance to meet Amanda McCavour, and learn how "Suspended Landscapes" grew in Paige Court to mark the Elvehjem building's—and the museum's—fiftieth anniversary.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. Light appetizers will be provided. Chazen Museum of Art. 6-8 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Members-only reception with Amanda McCavour

Chazen members are invited to a private gathering to meet Amanda McCavour and learn more about "Suspended Landscapes," prior to the public reception.

Pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/member-mix-mingle-with-amanda-mccavour-tickets-359469752707 Chazen Museum of Art. 5-6 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

‘I Left My Heart…’ Opening Celebration

'I Left My Heart...' is Kayla Bauer's love letter to San Francisco. This relationship unfolds through dozens of photographs and collected objects. The beauty of kitsch, camp, and icons appear throughout the images and is represented through mid century souvenir plates and tiny figurines.

Bauer is the winner of the 2022 Russell and Paula Panczenko Prize for an Outstanding MFA Student.

Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Opening Celebration: “Seeing Audubon” and “Pressing Innovation”

Enjoy a reception with live music and light appetizers in the Chazen Museum of Art Mead Witter Lobby. While you are here, please visit our two print exhibitions, Pressing Innovation & and Seeing Audubon.

Pressing Innovation: Printing Fine Art in the Upper Midwest is on view in the Pleasant T. Rowland Gallery until May 15, 2022.

Seeing Audubon: Robert Havell, Jr. and the Birds of America is on view in the Garfield Galleries until April 3, 2022. Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu