@ the Watrous Gallery
Building a specimen collection of plant, animal, and mineral resources was a matter of scientific interest and civic pride for the Wisconsin Academy’s 19th-century founders.
When people think of Wisconsin, they think of farms. While farms both large and small dot our pastoral lanscapes, images of cows, barns, and cornfields are almost as ubiquitous.
Whether she’s working in textile, collage, or photography, Sharon Kerry-Harlan makes art that buzzes with life and energy.
While scientists are tracking how Wisconsin’s plant communities are affected by climate change, artists, too, are observing and recording these changes.
Leap. It’s a word that artist and amateur naturalist Gaylord Schanilec uses frequently. In fact, Schanilec lives by the leap, often choosing artistic projects that require him to leap, both technically and conceptually.
Milwaukee-based artists Maggie Sasso and Nathaniel Stern use somewhat unconventional means to achieve their artistic ends.
It’s taken me a while to realize it, but I’ve come to see that the Midwest is actually a perfect place to make a creative life.
Contemporary artists Helen Lee and Anne Kingsbury share an exploration of language as a central theme in their work.
Instead of creating monuments for death and war, artist Terese Agnew makes monuments to transformative ideas and events from Wisconsin’s past.
Wisconsin Academy Offices
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25