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Collections & Connections Reception

February 20, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
James Watrous Gallery • Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd floor • Madison
featuring a panel discussion
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm


James Watrous Gallery
201 State St Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd floor
53704 Madison , WI

Join the Wisconsin Academy for a free reception in celebration of our anniversary exhibition, Collections & Connections: 150 Years of the Wisconsin Academy. The event will include a panel discussion on natural history collecting in the 19th-century, with historians Sarah Anne Carter and Lynn Nyhart and Collections & Connections curator Martha Glowacki. The panel discussion will take place at 6:00 pm in the Wisconsin Studio, just down the hall from the gallery. 

This event is part of the Wisconsin Academy's 150th Anniversary celebration. Thanks to the following 150th Anniversary sponsors and partners for their support:

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Sarah Anne Carter is the Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Martha Glowacki is a sculptor and installation artists whose work is shown on a regional and national level. She is particularly interested in the intersections between visual art and the natural sciences.

Lynn Nyhart's research is focused on the history of biology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, primarily in Europe. She is especially interested in the history of investigation into the organization of living things, the social organization of the sciences that study them, and relations between elite and popular science.

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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633


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: 608.733.6633 x25