Our network

Arts & Culture

Art Fair On The Square Applications Due March 1

Art Fair On The Square Applications Due March 1

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art invites artists from across the country to apply for the 54th annual Art Fair on the Square, to be held July 14 and 15.

Positioned on the streets forming a square around Wisconsin’s beautiful State Capitol Building, Art Fair on the Square is one of the city’s most highly anticipated summer events, attracting nearly 200,000 enthusiastic art buyers.
 
The deadline to apply is March 1. MMoCA accepts artist applications online through Zapplication.org.
 
Art Fair on the Square is consistently rated among the best fine art and fine craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and Art Fair Sourcebook, and is included in AmericanStyle magazine’s 2011 Essential Guide to Fairs & Festivals.
 
For additional information artists may contact Annik Dupaty, MMoCA’s director of events, at 608-257-0158 at extension 230.

See Restored Curry Murals At Wednesday Night @ The Lab

See Restored Curry Murals At Wednesday Night @ The Lab

A remarkable University of Wisconsin-Madison research triumph and artful renderings depicting the importance of biochemistry are the subject of a rare occurrence of the popular Wednesday Night @ the Lab series.

Held for one night only ---maybe, as there won't be another Wednesday night on a Leap Day until 2040 -- on Feb. 29 and in Room 1125 of the remodeled Biochemistry Building, 420 Henry Mall, this edition of the long-running science speaker series will give the audience an early public view of restored murals painted in the 1940s by John Steuart Curry.

Airport Exhibit Marks Centennial Of Pro Arte Quartet, Wisconsin Idea

Airport Exhibit Marks Centennial Of Pro Arte Quartet, Wisconsin Idea

The history of the University of Wisconsin's Pro Arte String Quartet and the Wisconsin Idea, both of which turn a record-breaking 100 years old this year, will be told through a public exhibit beginning Thursday, March 1, in the entry lobby of the Dane County Regional Airport.

A free public opening reception, with light food and cash bar refreshments, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. that same night. Members of the quartet will be present to perform music and to meet the public.

The show, "Marooned in Madison: The Pro Arte Quartet Celebrates 100 Years," will run through Sept. 3. The display features music, photos, manuscripts, instruments, old and new recordings, and interactive technology. The show is free and open to the public at all times.

It also includes a section on the ongoing centennial of the Wisconsin Idea, the notion that the boundaries of the campus extend to those of the state and beyond.

Jack O'Hearn Art To Be On Display On UW Campus

Jack O'Hearn Art To Be On Display On UW Campus

From Feb. 25 to March 1 the walls of the Art Lofts Gallery will adorn Jack O'Hearn's beautifully elegant oil paintings depicting domestic scenes from impoverished third-world squatter communities. After seeing these paintings, it would be hard to guess that O'Hearn has neither visited nor seen these places in person, however, that seems irrelevant since his main interest lies in understanding how these places are formed in the American psyche through history books, magazines, television and movies.

For each painting in a series of seven baring the subtitle Informal Domesticity, O'Hearn would arrange a still-life in his studio depicting something he either read in a book, saw in an image, or heard from someone else's experience.

UW Physics Department Open House Welcomes Community

UW Physics Department Open House Welcomes Community

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Physics will open its doors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, for its fifth annual Physics Fair.

The family-friendly event, free and open to the public, will feature laboratory tours, hands-on activities, demonstrations and displays. Visitors are invited to chat with scientists and play with exhibits in the Ingersoll Physics Museum.

The event coincides with the 29th annual "Wonders of Physics" presentation by UW-Madison physics professor Clint Sprott.

The department is located in Chamberlin Hall at 1150 University Ave. Free parking is available in lots 17 and 20.

Airport Exhibit Marks Centennial Of Pro Arte Quartet, Wisconsin Idea

Airport Exhibit Marks Centennial Of Pro Arte Quartet, Wisconsin Idea

The history of the University of Wisconsin's Pro Arte String Quartet and the Wisconsin Idea, both of which turn a record-breaking 100 years old this year, will be told through a public exhibit beginning Thursday, March 1, in the entry lobby of the Dane County Regional Airport.

A free public opening reception, with light food and cash bar refreshments, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. that same night. Members of the quartet will be present to perform music and to meet the public.

The show, "Marooned in Madison: The Pro Arte Quartet Celebrates 100 Years," will run through Sept. 3. The display features music, photos, manuscripts, instruments, old and new recordings, and interactive technology. The show is free and open to the public at all times.

It also includes a section on the ongoing centennial of the Wisconsin Idea, the notion that the boundaries of the campus extend to those of the state and beyond.

Overture Center Names New CEO

Overture Center Names New CEO

Overture Center Foundation, the private nonprofit organization that took over management of Overture Center for the Arts on Jan. 1, has named longtime performing arts executive Ted DeDee as the new president and CEO of the 200,000 square-foot, seven-venue performing arts center in downtown Madison.

DeDee will be introduced to the community at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Overture Center for the Arts.

DeDee comes to Madison from New Albany, Ohio, near Columbus, where he oversaw the building and opening of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, which opened in 2008. Prior to that, he oversaw the design, building and opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn. He has managed a number of performing arts facilities in Tennesee, Dallas and New York State in a career that spans nearly 35 years.