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a detailed talk about objects presented in Collections and Connections with Martha Glowacki and Jody Clowes.

A photo of early-20th century UW science hall

A conversation on museum curation in the digital age.

A free reception in celebration of our anniversary exhibition, Collections & Connections: 150 Years of the Wisconsin Academy.


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

The Academy's core values are rooted in colonial America.

The passing of the torch for the Academy's Initiatives program.

Now that I am entering my eighth year as editor of Wisconsin People & Ideas, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what this magazine means to me—and to its readers.

As a result of the legislative “drafting error” that lead to the deletion of the Wisconsin Idea from the budget, millions of people now know about it. Or do they?

Years ago, a student asked me at orientation what qualities he would need to be successful in my Freshman English class. I came up with three.

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Phone: 608.733.6633


James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
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