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Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today explores the way photography is used, understood, and experienced in today’s Cuba
The Saint John’s Bible is a hand-written and illuminated bible commissioned by the monks of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. Celebrated calligrapher Donald Jackson and a team of scribes and illuminators completed the bible over a fifteen-year period employing techniques and materials that untold scribes before them used prior to the invention of the printing press.
American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection traces the popularity of the monotype in America, defining the technique, elaborating on its refinements, and placing the artists into historical context.
Clay often connotes function and utility — think crockery, teapots and bricks. The thirty-five artists showing over 100 artworks in The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, use clay to build heroic figures, mimic riveted steel, and even riff on a classic tea set that’s anything but functional.
These black-and-white images, most from the first half of the twentieth century, are remarkable in that they document and record the cultural milieu of the time, and are themselves artworks, of and by artists, created at a point when a dialogue about photography’s place in the world of art had just begun.
Jim Dine is one of the most recognizable and prolific of American artists. His work is characterized by the invention, repetition, and reinvention of now-familiar themes: hearts, a bathrobe, tools, and the human skull among them. Dine has always worked in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, collage, ceramics, photography, performance, books and mixed media.
Sandra Erbacher is the winner of the 2014 Chazen Museum Prize to an Outstanding MFA Student.
Marginalia in cARTography explores the marginalia on maps dating from the thirteenth century through the 1960s. The exhibit includes nearly fifty maps drawn from thirteen libraries across the country, including UW–Madison’s Department of Special Collections and the Robinson Map Library.
Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 presents works by Native artists in regions east of the Mississippi and recasts these works through the lens of contemporary art and design from around the globe.
This exhibition features the art of two contemporary Japanese artists, Ikeda Manabu and Tenmyouya Hisashi and introduces a new work by each into the museum’s permanent collection.