For media inquires or to arrange an interview with program speakers or gallery artists, please contact Jason A. Smith, Associate Director.
The Wisconsin Academy is for people who are curious about our world and proud of Wisconsin ideas. We believe that ideas move us forward. Founded in 1870 to gather, share, and act upon knowledge for the betterment of Wisconsin, the Academy today showcases contemporary art at our James Watrous Gallery, examines science and culture in our Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine, and explores pathways to a sustainable future through our Wisconsin Initiatives. We recognize Wisconsin excellence through our annual Fiction and Poetry Awards for emerging writers and our Fellows Award for leadership in and across the disciplines. We also support the Wisconsin Poet Laureate and other endeavors that help us to fulfill our mission: to create a better world by connecting Wisconsin people and ideas.
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.