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.