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James Watrous Gallery

Rob Neilson, Baldy Bain Among the Kye (Robert Lambie 1760-1799), 2016. MDF and milk paint,  24” high.

A tour of the exhibitions with Watrous Gallery staff.

Rob Neilson, Make it with Anyone Anyhow, 2017. MDF and milk paint, 24" high.

Meet the artists and celebrate the opening of their solo exhibits.

Celebrate the opening of exhibitions by Anne Kingsbury and Helen Lee.

A gallery talk with Watrous director Jody Clowes.

Will Pergl, The Most Boring Day of the Twentieth Century, 2011. Digitally carved wood, paint, 40 x 76 x 4 in.

Two sculptors with a wicked sense of the absurd.

Working in glass and beadwork, Kingsbury and Lee share a fascination with letters and language, from the physicality of the alphabet to the mysterious process of translation.  

Sculptor Gerit Grimm mines a remarkable range of sources for her sculpture.

Future Possible logo slide

For Future Possible: Imagining Madison, the James Watrous Gallery has invited a group of artists, architects, and designers who know and love the city to envision what it could look like 75 years from now. Why 75 years?

Artist Terese Agnew (in wheelchair after an art-related accident) and her collaborators for the epic Writing in Stone installation. Photo by Studio Indigo Photography.

Instead of creating monuments for death and war, artist Terese Agnew makes monuments to transformative ideas and events from Wisconsin’s past. 

Holly Cohn, here, 2017.

Paintings and sculptural constructions by Holly Cohn; paintings by Letha Kelsey.

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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

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: 608-265-2500