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Every four years, the Chazen Museum of Art showcases work by university faculty. A tradition since the museum opened, the show has usually included only faculty and emeriti from the art department. In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 welcomed proposals from all departments across the campus that utilize art-making in their teaching and research. In addition, rather than confining the show to a single gallery, the exhibition showcases parts of the collection and buildings that are often overlooked. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture.
Proposals were reviewed by an outside juror, Gary Garrido Schneider, director of the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. A total of 31 submissions were accepted from 26 artists representing 10 different departments on campus, including Art, Dance, Asian Languages and Music. Highlights from the show include a performance piece in which a meal inspired by the collection will be staged in the museum’s galleries (Spatula & Barcode, art department), dance performances that will lead visitors though both buildings (Li Chiao-Ping, Vilas Research Professor, dance department), cut glass typographic forms above the bridge over East Campus Mall (Helen Lee, assistant professor and head of glass, art department) and a presentation of Indian manuscripts alongside Indian works from the collection (Anthony Cerulli, associate professor, Asian languages and culture department).
A series of gallery talks is planned throughout the run of the show (see links at below).
The Chazen Museum of Art's 50th anniversary year activities are supported by a grant from the UW–Madison Anonymous Fund, with additional support from the office of the Chancellor.
Spatula & Barcode
J Myszka Lewis