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Commemorating the Madison Reunion and the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Kohler Art Library’s summer show focuses on the poignant moments that defined a decade. The turbulence of the 1960s […]

Join artist (and former UW-Madison photography faculty) Matthew Bakkom as he shares Collective Investigation, a collaborative method through which groups explore collections of printed material and discover shared affinities. In a […]

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  • Check out special collections from @UWMadLibraries today from 10:30-1:30 outside Chazen Museum on East Campus Mall! We
  • What did it mean to be human in the 16th century? A new course by visiting Professor Carolina Alarcon examines the Renaissance portrayal of the human body and how scientific knowledge and artists conferred to understand bodies--in all their differing types. Historical theories about anatomy, medicine, physiognomy, and other bodies (including mutants, monsters, women, New World bodies, and a few case studies of transgender individuals and hypertrichosis) that are sometimes overshadowed by more traditional Renaissance narratives, will be considered. Enroll today!  Image: Jusepe de Ribera, Magdalena Ventura with Her Husband and Son, 1631


  • Have you all seen Mexican artist @robylobeiraart’s portrait for the De La Mora family in Netflix’s #HouseOfFlowers? (We’re already hooked, y’all!)
  • This week, enjoy our staff Kelly’s recommendation — #takashimurakami. Here’s what Kelly had to say about his books: “Takashi Murakami’s work straddles the line between fine art and commercial art.  His collaborations include working with Louis Vuitton, Kanye West, and most recently, Uniqlo.  His most recent work mixes his Superflat aesthetic with motifs and traditions drawn from Japanese art.” Come and check out recent books published on his work at the Kohler Art Library.
  • We have nothing but love and RESPECT for the Queen of Soul, who released her iconic song in 1967 against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, severe racial unrest, and second-wave feminism. Read more about how Franklin created the song that would shape her legacy and become the anthem of civil rights and feminism.