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Compendium 2012: Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Feb 4–Apr 1, 2012

Exhibition Overview About every four years, the museum hosts an exhibition of current work by the UW–Madison Art Department faculty, affiliates, and emeriti. Compendium 2012 represents the […]

The Development of the Print Edition

Jun 23–Oct 28, 2012

Strange abbreviations and fractions sometimes appear at the bottoms of prints: 34/50, A.P., BAT, AI. These inscriptions refer to the edition of the print—its number, […]

Summer Breeze: The Fan in Japanese Prints

Jul 7–Sep 9, 2012

In nineteenth-century Japan the fan not only provided relief from the oppressive heat, it became a fashionable representation of summer. In theaters, fans were associated […]

The Golden Age of British Watercolors, 1790–1910

Sep 22–Dec 2, 2012

Exhibition Overview Watercolor as a medium reached its pinnacle in Victorian Britain. This exhibition demonstrates the distinctive characteristics of watercolor—delicacy, luminosity, visual opulence, and technical […]

German and Austrian Prints: 1890–1925

Dec 15, 2012–Mar 3, 2013

At the beginning of the 20th century, German and Austrian artists sought novel ways of looking at the world that departed radically from classical ideals. […]