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The Chazen Museum of Art Will Present Compendium 2012: Art Department Faculty Exhibition

***UPDATED January 12, 2012***

Madison, Wisconsin, December 5, 2011—About every four years, the Chazen Museum of Art presents an exhibition of current work by the faculty of the UW–Madison Art Department, who not only teach but actively pursue their own art and have exhibited nationally and internationally. This group exhibition represents the breadth and scope of contemporary art practice and highlights the diversity of the art faculty. Compendium 2012: Art Department Faculty Exhibition will be on view February 4–April 1, 2012.

The UW–Madison Art Department strives to provide a fertile and challenging environment for aesthetic and critical engagement, as well as learning the technical skills necessary for practicing art in the changing landscape of the twenty-first century. The department fosters innovation and cross-disciplinary activity, and encourages students to utilize the vast academic resources of the university to inform and deepen their artistic vision. In both their teaching and their creative research, the art faculty support the assertion that creative expression in the visual arts has provided some of the most enduring contributions to society and culture.

The artwork of thirty-four current faculty, staff, and affiliates will be on display, as well as twelve emeritus faculty, demonstrating the vibrant history of the department. The temporary exhibition galleries in both buildings of the Chazen Museum will showcase paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, textiles, woodwork, metalwork, glass, prints, and photographs, as well as performance, video, and digital art. A full-color exhibition catalogue will be available at the Museum Shop.

Related Events

Preview Reception
Friday, February 3, 2012, 5:30–7 p.m. Music by Green Means Go, refreshments, and a cash bar.

Faculty Gallery Talks
In this series of gallery talks, art faculty will speak for 40 minutes about their current work. The series provides a forum for students as well as the campus and broader communities to engage with the work and the artists. Gallery talks begin in the Chazen lobby.

Tuesday, February 7, 12:30 p.m., John Hitchcock
Wednesday, February 8, 12:30 p.m., Doug Rosenberg
Thursday, February 9, 12:30 p.m., Paul Sacaridiz
Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m., Matthew Bakkom
Tuesday, February 14, 12:30 p.m., Leslee Nelson
Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 p.m., Stephen Hilyard
Thursday, February 16, 12:30 p.m., Tom Loeser
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m., Leslie Smith III
Tuesday February 28, 12:30 p.m., Gail Simpson
Wednesday, February 29, 12:30 p.m., Fred Stonehouse
Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m., Jack Damer
Thursday, March 1, 5:30 p.m., Laurie Beth Clark
Wednesday, March 7, 12:30 p.m., Michael Connors
Thursday, March 8, 12:30 p.m., T.L. Solien
Wednesday, March 14, 12:30 p.m., Sarah FitzSimons
Wednesday, March 21, 12:30 p.m.,  Lisa Gralnick

Demonstration and Discussion: Printmaking
Thursday, March 15, 5:30 pm, Chazen Museum studio art classroom (rm L185)
Jack Damer, an artist of lithography, will discuss the four primary methods of fine art printmaking. Covering relief, planographic (lithography), intaglio, and silkscreen processes, he will demonstrate one technique and discuss the special characteristics of the others. Space is limited to 30, reservations are recommended (263-2246).

Art Department Faculty: Matthew Bakkom, Derrick L. Buisch, Laurie Beth Clark, Michael Connors, Kim Cridler, Jack Damer, Jim A. Escalante, Steve Feren, Sarah FitzSimons, Aristotle Georgiades, Lisa Gralnick, Stephen Hilyard, John Hitchcock, S. Driscoll Hixson, Tom Jones, Tom Loeser,  Michael Jay McClure, Dennis Miller, Meg Mitchell, Nancy Mladenoff, Frances Myers, Leslee Nelson, Douglas Rosenberg, Paul Sacaridiz, Elaine Scheer, Gail Simpson, Leslie Smith III, T.L. Solien, Fred Stonehouse

Affiliates and Academic Staff: Bruce Crownover, Tandem Press; Julie Ganser, academic staff; Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, Afro-American Studies; Amy Newell, Tandem Press; Andrew Rubin, Tandem Press; Jason Ruhl, Tandem Press

Emeriti: David Becker, Bruce M. Breckenridge, Mel Butor, Warrington Colescott, Fred Fenster, Raymond L. Gloeckler, Phillip Hamilton, Marjorie Kreilick, Richard Lazzaro, Truman Lowe, Eleanor Moty, John Rieben

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by the Chazen Museum of Art Council, the Brittingham Fund, the Department of Art, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Contact: Susan Day, Editor, (608) 263-2068,
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The Chazen Museum of Art is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The main entrance is accessible to wheelchairs. Parking is available at the City of Madison State Street Campus Ramp (entrances on Frances and Lake streets) and under University Square. Metered parking is available in the UW lot 46 lower level. Evening and weekend parking is also available in UW lot 83 under Fluno Center, entrance on Frances Street, and in UW lot 7 under Grainger Hall, entrance on Brooks Street. The Chazen will provide sign language interpreters for associated programs by three-week advance request to Anne Lambert, Curator of Education, weekdays, (608) 263-4421 (voice). Information is also available by visiting our Web site at

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