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Past Exhibitions

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 […]

What’s In A Jug? Art, Technology, Culture

Feb 9–Apr 8, 2018

Curated by students in Introduction to Museum Studies: Theory & Methods, this exhibition examines historic ceramic vessels and their technologies, artistry, and meanings. Specifically, it highlights […]

Fantastic Illustration from the Korshak Collection

Nov 17, 2017–Feb 4, 2018

This exhibition explores the ever-evolving visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature with illustrations from the collection of Stephen Korshak. Featuring original artwork by […]

Certainty and Doubt: Paintings by Dan Ramirez

Oct 13, 2017–Jan 7, 2018

Drawn from Madison and Midwestern collections, this exhibition highlights the artistic vision of Chicago-based artist Dan Ramirez. For over forty years Ramirez has employed a […]