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Past Exhibitions

Un/Seen: The Alchemy of Fixing Shadows

Feb 15–Apr 14, 2019

The earliest photographic processes were simultaneously science, art, and magic. This new, strange alchemy concealed as much as it revealed, light and silver halide combining, […]

Southern Rites by Gillian Laub

Jan 25–May 12, 2019

Exhibition Overview In 2002, Gillian Laub was sent on a magazine assignment to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to document the lives of teenagers in the American […]

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

Nov 24, 2018–Jan 6, 2019

Exhibition Overview How does lack of safety and security affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Fourteen contemporary artists tackle the public issue […]

Warrington Colescott: Wisconsin Master

Oct 23, 2018–Mar 3, 2019

Exhibition Overview Prints by Warrington Colescott are on view at the Chazen Museum of Art on the second floor of the Chazen building. Colescott, a […]

Life, Love & Marriage in Renaissance Italy

Aug 3–Nov 4, 2018

Drawing on a selection of outstanding panels and complete cassoni—elaborately decorated wedding chests—together with textiles, majolica ware, paintings and other domestic items, this exhibition explores […]

Print in Protest

Jun 12–Sep 16, 2018

Exhibition Overview From its beginnings, the printmaking department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison embraced social commitment. Its founder Alfred Sessler said, “I have always been […]

Watanabe: Japanese Print Envoy

Jun 1–Sep 2, 2018

Exhibition Overview In the first decades of the twentieth century, Shozaburo Watanabe started his publishing business, hiring a new generation of artists and craftsmen to […]

Drawn to Art: The Waisman Center’s Collection

May 11–Jul 15, 2018

Exhibition Overview The Friends of the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison sponsor the Harvey A. Stevens International Collection of Art by People with […]

Derrière: Works by Michele Marti

Apr 20–Jul 8, 2018

Exhibition Overview The 2018 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize has been awarded to Michele Marti. Marti will create lithographs and video of the body—backs […]