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Join us for a conversation with Madison miniature circus model builder Bill Mattison, who was featured in the winter 2017 issue of Wisconsin People & Ideas.

Over seventy years in the making, the Mattison Brothers Circus brings the 1920s-era Midway to life—at 1/25th scale. 

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Oneida artist Karen Ann Hoffman shares her knowledge of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) raised beadwork with a group of apprentices and friends.

Sandra Wescott Gauthier, My Backyard Birds Vase (detail), 2016. Glass beads, velvet, calico
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Showcasing the work of Wisconsin Oneida artists dedicated to the survival of one of their most important artistic traditions: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) raised beadwork.

Kupinsky and Welch Opening Reception

Two Wisconsin-based artists that explore memory and identity through narrative experiences.

Photo of Madison Chemist Trisha Andrew and fabric artists Marianne Fairbanks

A UW–Madison researcher and artist collaborate on a new way to charge your phone.

Materials from Sandra Byers' studio

Rachel Bruya visits Sandra Byers' ceramic studio in Rock Springs, WI.

Craig Clifford: Fragments is on view at the James Watrous Gallery until Sunday, July 5, 2015.  The James Watrous Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of Overture Center for the Arts in Madison.

As a part of the Vital Skills exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery, exhibitions manager Jody Clowes convenes a conversation about the importance and relevance of preserving traditional skills and the best means for passing them on.

Don Friedlich (detail) at James Watrous Gallery

Donald Friedlich has developed an international reputation for his elegant, innovative jewelry in glass and gold. Dianne Soffa's abstract color field paintings in encaustic, oil, and acrylic have thick, luscious surfaces, luminous color, and an emotional core.

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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