Spotlights

  • November 20th, 2017

    The current show at the Kohler Art Library features a selection of medieval facsimiles exploring the many ways scientific notions and religious doctrine intertwined to produce a wondrous world view, […]

  • September 5th, 2017

     Professor Barbara Buenger and Lyn Korenic will give an informal talk about the rare and fine books on display on Wednesday, October 11, from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Kohler Art Library.  Gather […]

  • September 4th, 2017

    The Kohler Art Library has changed its look for the summer. Newly installed paintings by Tara Austin, a recent MFA graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, now hang in the […]

  • July 5th, 2017

    Wheels, pull-tabs, and folds…oh my!  On view is a sampling of the Kohler Art Library’s amazing collection of pop-up books.  The sixteen examples on display celebrate and embrace the season […]

  • March 3rd, 2017

    Currently on display in the library is a collection of artist books and prints by distinguished artist Diane Fine. Under her imprint Moonkosh Press the artist has produced over twenty-five […]

  • December 8th, 2016

    On display are eight collaborative portfolios published by Hand Papermaking Inc. They showcase the wide range of creative possibilities inherent in the art of handmade paper.  The examples of paper […]

  • July 11th, 2016

    Water is elemental to every form of life on our planet. It also serves as a crucial and enduring motif for artistic production. The Kohler Art Library and Wisconsin Water […]

  • July 11th, 2016

    The UW Digital Collections Center, the Chazen Museum of Art, and the Kohler Art Library have collaborated to create an online collection of exhibition catalogs produced by the Chazen (formerly […]

  • March 23rd, 2016

    Drawing on examples from the Artists’ Book Collection, this exhibit explores the theme of the body and its multiple component parts. It was curated by graduate students enrolled in LIS: 855 (Art Librarianship) during spring 2016.

  • February 17th, 2016

    Chris Maddox is a UW-Madison graduate student working on three associated installations dealing with creative practice.

  • January 15th, 2016

    See Gaylord Schamilec’s most recent work and a representative sampling of his earlier books at the Kohler Art Library from January 15 through March 13, 2016.

  • January 15th, 2016

    Gaylord Schanilec will present a public lecture on February 15, 2016 as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ 2nd annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture.  His talk, Playful Science, will […]

  • December 28th, 2015

    Illustrated books depicting flora and fauna were prized for their information content and their beauty in Early America.  Browse the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts for examples of 18th […]

  • October 14th, 2015

    (Circulation) #1: PRIMORDIA  Selected Works from Gregory Vershbow’s The Alchemist’s Tree is the library’s current exhibition.  See it October 6 – December 30, 2015.  On display throughout the library are prints, […]

  • July 16th, 2015

    Dominy Craftsmen Collection provides archival documents (and more) relating to an American Colonial craft shop located in Long Island, New York.