For media inquires or to arrange an interview with program speakers or gallery artists, please contact Jason A. Smith, Communications Director.
The Wisconsin Academy is a lifelong learning organization created by and for the people of Wisconsin. Think of us as an open-ended course in which Wisconsinites learn about—and from—the best our state has to offer. Through free and low-cost programs and publications that explore, explain, and sustain Wisconsin thought and culture, we work to connect Wisconsin people and ideas for a better world.
We believe that learning is for everyone, at every age, and that participation in the sciences, arts, and letters is essential for living a good life. Our approach to lifelong learning is unique: We offer objective and informative articles and reports, but also engaging experiences—both in person and online—across the disciplines. This approach inspires discovery, illuminates creative work, and fosters civil dialogue on the important issues—all of which is needed today more than ever.
Our Main Office
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: (608) 263-1692
James Watrous Gallery
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 265-2500
- The Wisconsin Academy was founded in 1870.
- Our programs and publications create lifelong learning opportunities for over 20,000 Wisconsin residents.
- Major artists, authors, and others have benefitted from early publication and/or coverage in our magazine and gallery.
- We are a membership organization, open to everyone.