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The Kohler Art Library is pleased to announce “Narrative Images: Jim Lee & Blue Moon Press,” our selection for the 5th Annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture. On display in the […]

This exciting exhibit combines artists’ books from the Kohler Art Library collection with art from current UW-Madison MFA students to explore the topic of civic engagement. As a midterm election […]

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  • In [1972] scholar Addison Gayle Jr. published The Black Aesthetic, a collection of essays that called upon black artists to create and evaluate their work based on criteria relevant to black life and culture. Black aesthetics-the value of beauty associated with works of art-should be a reflection of an African heritage and worldview as opposed to European. The black aesthetic would embolden black people to honor their own beauty and power. From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture @NMAACH @uwmadisonbcc #UWBHM #blackisbeautiful #BlackHistoryMonth
  • 106 years ago, one of the most important exhibitions in American History opened in New York City. The Armory Show introduced Americans to the artistic trends of Europe, and included works from artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. The exhibit was hugely controversial. As one critic put it, "the crowd hurries from the Cubist room to the Futurist room, eager to know the worst. There most of them are obliged to laugh, others are struck dumb with an open mouthed stare, and a few are seized with deep despair." Students in Chicago burnt Matisse
  • Know anything about the history of the romance novel? Us either. Then we found this awesome little book, The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel, which discusses the development of romance bk covers from the 1940s-80s (ending with Fabio). Happy Valentines Day! #kohlercollection #romancenovels #ValentinesDay #UWMadLibraries #coverart
  • Happy #GalentinesDay! Celebrate your best lady friends and their amazing hair.