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James Watrous Gallery

Interior shot of installation at Garver Gallery

The Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery brings together the artists from the Vulnerable Bodies exhibition at Garver Gallery for a casual Zoom reception.

Internationally renowned coffin maker Eric Adjetey Anang is part of a vanguard of immigrant and first-generation American artists who call Wisconsin home. Steven J. Erickson, 2017.

Six first-generation immigrant artists describe how moving to Wisconsin has affected their artwork and their careers.

Vulnerable Bodies features six artists —Erica Hess, Masako Onodera, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Demitra Copoulos, J. Myszka Lewis, and Valaria Tatera — whose work speaks to the paradox of fragility and resilience.

Specimens from UW-Madison Zoological Museum. Photo: Bryce Richter

In this era of rapid environmental change, the animal, mineral, and plant specimens preserved in natural history collections offer a crucial window into the past.

Andrew Redington, Roundabout, 2016. Sculpture, upcycled furniture, canvas,  70 by 70 by 30 inches.

Works by Robin Jebavy, Andrew Redington, Kyoung Ae Cho, Dakota Mace—all of whom should have shown at the gallery in late 2020-early 20201.

The cover of the Spring 1983 issue of Wisconsin Academy Review (today’s Wisconsin People & Ideas) featured a fold-out reproduction of Warrington Colescott’s 1982 large color intaglio print, The Hollandale Tapes: The Court Is Now in Session. As an Academy Board member in the 1980s, Colescott actively encouraged and contributed to the Academy’s work in the visual arts.

It took nearly eighty years after its founding for the Academy to give more than lip service to the arts.

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters hosts an exhibition that recreates the natural history and archaeological collections gathered by early Academy members such as Increase Lapham, Philo R

We’re absolutely on board with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Even so, having to cancel our upcoming exhibitions is a major disappointment.

Robin Jebavy, Set Table (Amber), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 38 x 63 in.
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Until Overture Center re-opens, the James Watrous Gallery will be showcasing artists and works on our website and through  Instagram and Facebook.

Increase Lapham electrified!
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An exhibition that recreates the natural history and archaeological collections gathered by early Wisconsin Academy members.

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CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
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