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Events & Exhibits

This category contains 207 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.

February 4, 2015

Wisconsin Historical Society To Host Program on Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Struggle

On the evening of February 24th, the Wisconsin Historical Society will feature a program at its Madison headquarters on the civil rights movement in Milwaukee during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Dr. Patrick D. Jones, author of the award-winning book, Selma of the North:  Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee (Harvard University Press, 2010), will introduce and […]

January 16, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries’ Exhibits Showcase Bible and Other Religious Texts Throughout History

The Department of Special Collections and the Kohler Art Library are proud to announce two exhibits this January, highlighting the history of Bibles, and other religious texts, through the centuries. The displays are designed to complement the beautiful “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,” exhibit through the Chazen Museum of Art. “Chapter and Verse” […]

January 15, 2015

Go Big Read Seeks Books Focused on Inequality in America

by Jenny Price America is often billed as a land of opportunity, but for many people there are barriers to accessing education, getting out of poverty, seeking justice and more. For the 2015-16 year, the selection committee for Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program, is seeking a book that addresses this theme of inequality in […]

January 8, 2015

Chapter and Verse – Complementing the St. John’s Bible Exhibit

“Chapter and Verse” ~ UW–Madison Libraries Department of Special Collections ~ By Robin Rider “Chapter and Verse” explores the close association of the Bible and other texts from various religious traditions with print culture (and, more broadly, book culture). This exhibit, drawing upon the holdings of Special Collections, complements a touring exhibition, “Illuminating the Word: […]

December 17, 2014

Scripture Transfigured: Visualizing the Christian Bible from the Sixth to the Fifteenth Century

~ By Lynette Korenic, Kohler Art Library The exhibit in the Art Library runs December 19, 2014 – March 15, 2015. The Bible is sometimes imagined to be a rigid and unchanging book, but this was not the case in the Middle Ages nor is it today. This exhibition presents ten facsimiles of medieval European manuscripts […]

December 17, 2014

The UW-Madison Libraries: Top 10 Favorite Moments from the Fall 2014 Semester

It’s hard to believe the Fall 2014 semester has come to a close. The UW-Madison Libraries were fortunate to have another successful start to the academic year, filled with exciting events, engaging visitors, and exceptional accomplishments thanks to our staff, students, and campus partners. While there are too many great moments to list them all, […]

December 5, 2014

Setting the “Gold Standard” – Local Author Doug Moe’s New Book Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside the Lives of the Famed Goodman Brothers

Bob and Irwin Goodman were famously private, but their philanthropic works around the city of Madison are still felt to this day. The Goodmans, owners of Goodman Jewelers on State Street, not only provided generations of Madisonians with quality jewelry, their good will left an indelible mark on the city. In a new book, “Good […]

December 1, 2014

“Off the Clock” Celebrates A Different Type of Artist

Nearly 120 people attended the opening and reception for the “Off The Clock” art exhibit at Ebling Library. The exhibit is a special feature of “artwork fashioned during time away from the daily duties of professionals.” Pathologists, veterinary medicine lab personnel, surgeons, library staff, psychiatrists, administrative staff, and food service workers submitted paintings, photographs, bead work, quilts, pastels, […]

November 20, 2014

Celebrate Digital Media – Submit Your Work by Dec. 10 for the 6th Annual Digital Salon

The 6th Annual Digital Salon is now accepting submissions from UW-Madison graduate and undergraduate students. To have your work considered, start by filling out this form. Deadline for submission is December 10, 2014. The Digital Salon brings together students, faculty, and staff to showcase artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily […]

November 19, 2014

The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik for three fabulous FREE events: The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods Thursday, November 20, 2014 7pm reception, 7:30pm Sound Salon, live concert following University Club, 432 East Campus Mall A unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent […]

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