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James Watrous Gallery

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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As we're located on Overture Center's third floor, the James Watrous Gallery will be closed until Overture Center re-opens. In the meantime, follow us on  Instagram and Facebook; we'll be showcasing some the artists whose shows have been rescheduled due to the pandemic, as well as some of the artists who've shown with us over the years.

Rescheduled for 2022: Paired solo exhibitions by photographer Lois Bielefeld and painter Comfort Wasikhongo, with an installation by artist/writer-in-residence Beau Borealis.

 

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

SV Medaris, G.O.S. Sow (detail). Hand-colored and reduction linocut, 8 x 10 inches.

When people think of Wisconsin, they think of farms. While farms both large and small dot our pastoral lanscapes, images of cows, barns, and cornfields are almost as ubiquitous.

Join the artists for the openings of their solo exhibitions with light refreshments and artists' talks at 7:00 pm. 

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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