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About Us

About Us

The Wisconsin Academy is for people who are curious about our world and proud of Wisconsin ideas. We believe that ideas move us forward. Founded in 1870 to gather, share, and act upon knowledge for the betterment of Wisconsin, the Academy today showcases contemporary art at our James Watrous Gallery, examines science and culture in our Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine, and explores pathways to a sustainable future through our Wisconsin Initiatives. We recognize Wisconsin excellence through our annual Fiction and Poetry Awards for emerging writers and our Fellows Award for leadership in and across the disciplines. We also support the Wisconsin Poet Laureate and other endeavors that help us to fulfill our mission: to create a better world by connecting Wisconsin people and ideas.

Our Mission

To create a better world by connecting Wisconsin people and ideas. 

Our Vision

A brighter future inspired by Wisconsin ideas.

Our Guiding Values

  • Curiosity
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Civil discourse

If you share our values and vision for brighter future inspired by Wisconsin ideas, become a member of the Wisconsin Academy or get in touch with us and join our community today!

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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500