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Events & Exhibits

This category contains 198 posts

Information about upcoming events and exhibits related to or hosted in some part by the Libraries.

Events and exhibits in this category are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Includes longer retrospective articles about events that have already taken place.

July 20, 2015

Artists’ Books: Recent Acquisitions to the Kohler Art Library

On display are twelve intriguing artists’ books that showcase the strengths of the book arts collection:  interesting use of materials, inventive structures, and collaborative and interdisciplinary content.  Types of materials used in the books include paper towels, photographs, and found objects.  Structures range from magnetic interlocking blocks and crumpled slips of text to a double […]

July 20, 2015

UW Libraries Blood Drive on July 29

The annual UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library.  The date is fast approaching, and it’s time to sign up to donate blood!  Walk-ins are welcome, but signing up to donate at a particular time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. makes […]

July 10, 2015

“Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems” Event Set for July 21

You can hold history in your hands and explore some of the most important books ever printed. On July 21, join us for “Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems.” Meet with undergraduate and graduate students (with majors ranging from English to Astrophysics) to turn the pages of about a dozen rare volumes including the second […]

July 9, 2015

MAYRENT INSTITUTE NOW HOME TO OLDEST SURVIVING RECORDINGS OF YIDDISH MUSIC

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture has acquired the twelve earliest known cylinder recordings of Yiddish music, released c.1901 by the one-time Chicago-based Thomas Lambert Company. The recordings enhance the Institute’s offerings in combination with the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, a repository of over 9,000 78rpm recordings of Yiddish and Jewish music, at the […]

May 14, 2015

Architecture of Illusion – Celebrating renowned artist Richard Haas: His Wisconsin roots, connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, and bringing the Wisconsin Idea to life

(Madison and Milwaukee) – From small-town Wisconsin to the world stage, internationally renowned artist Richard Haas enjoys an impressive list of accolades. The boy who grew up in Spring Green and Milwaukee became the artist whose works are showcased around the world, yet Haas has never forgotten his Wisconsin upbringing. As a teenager, he spent […]

May 4, 2015

UW Spring 2015 Finals: We’ve Got You Covered

Finals are stressful. But the UW-Madison Libraries know how to help you study, relax and keep your spirits up. That’s our job. While we have your most basic need: free coffee – we also have several other activities to help make your finals experience a little easier. Also on hand? Those other helpful finals “things,” like extended hours, study consultants […]

April 21, 2015

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Paramount Records, Celebrated with a Three-Day Program April 23-25

~ By Megan Katz How did a Wisconsin chair company, producing records on the cheap and run by men with little knowledge of their audience or the music business, build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof? From April 23-25 2015, The Center for the Humanities will present The Rise and […]

April 20, 2015

Ebling Library hosts the 9th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit

Ebling Library hosts the 9th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit from April 9th to May 10th, 2015. The Opening Reception will be from 4:00-6:00 on Thursday, April 9th. Bring yourself, friends and family to ooo and ahhhh at the artwork these talented students have created. Students from the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of […]

April 20, 2015

Gowns with a Message – Catharsis: An Exploration of Art, Disease and Healing

Catharsis: An Exploration of Art, Disease and Healing will be on the 2nd floor landing of the Health Sciences Learning Center, just outside Ebling Library, starting Thursday, April 23rd. In this evocative exhibit, Textile & Apparel Design student, Erin Aubrey, shares five gowns; one for each person her childhood community lost to cancer & a […]

April 16, 2015

Go Big Read selects ‘Just Mercy’ for 2015-16

~Story by Jenny Price, University Communications Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world. In the […]

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