Meet The Fellows
Ferne Caulker-Bronson is originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. She came to Milwaukee for her final year of high school, graduating from Custer High. Notes her biographical statement on the website of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is on the faculty, "Her research on the connectivity between African culture and its aesthetic
Ruth DeYoung Kohler has become a living legend in Wisconsin over the past few decades as a result of her participation as patron, volunteer, administrator and moving force at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. Her visionary goals as director there since 1972 have raised that institution to an international level, enriching the entire state by its presence.
Robert S. Zigman, a fifth-generation Wisconsinite, came from a family of farmers and small businessmen. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a journalism degree, but later changed his career to public relations, serving a chairman of the board of a major firm, Zigman-Joseph-Skeen.
A conservation icon and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, George Archibald has cultivated and revolutionized the preservation of rare crane species and their wetland habitats. In 1973, along with Ron Sauey, he co-founded the International Crane Foundation, located in Baraboo, Wis.
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