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Sponsor the Gallery

Become a James Watrous Gallery Sponsor

Show your support for Wisconsin art and artist through a sponsorship of the James Watrous Gallery

A program of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, guests of the Watrous Gallery explore and learn about contemporary art in Wisconsin through our thoughtfully curated exhibits. Free and open to the public, the Watrous Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Overture Center (201 State St, Madison). Our exhibitions and events welcome more than 10,000 guests annually.

Your sponsorship of the Watrous Gallery enhances our ability to create a welcoming environment that encourages engagement and inquiry, offer opportunities for new and established Wisconsin artists, and provide public access to the arts and our cultural community.

Annual sponsorships include five professionally-curated exhibitions and associated tours, talks, and special events.

Gallery Benefactor*
$10,000 or more

Gallery Patron*

Gallery Enthusiast*

Gallery Advocate

Friend of the Gallery

Sponsors receive marketing benefits through a variety of recognitions, hospitality benefits through special invitations, and complimentary memberships to the Academy, and the community benefit of supporting Wisconsin’s cultural arts.

*Season Sponsors above $2,500 are invited to be acknowledged as the event sponsor for one of our Art Bites events (see more details below)



New in 2018, these intimate, ticketed events bring the culinary and visual arts together to offer our audience a very special experience. Artists, curators, and other experts will join us at the table for conversation and a meal inside the gallery. Hosted during select exhibitions, Art Bites provide exclusive interaction with the creative people behind the art at the James Watrous Gallery.

Exact dates yet to be determined.


For more details about specific benefits or to tailor a sponsorship to you or your business,
please contact Amanda E. Shilling, director of development.


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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