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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
~ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 6th annual Digital Salon is on display in Room 1250, Open Book, at College Library from April 12-18. The exhibition brings together students, both undergraduate and graduate, to showcase artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily on IT in the production process. According to Rosemary Bodolay, Associate Director of DesignLab, the curated […]
Why do maps need a new history? Maps and mapping technology have become global in every sense of the word—appearing like magic on our hand-held devices, influencing our news, informing education, describing the human genome, and inspiring poetry. People, cultures, and societies have produced and used maps through the ages. The History of Cartography Project has now published […]
If you love books you won’t want to miss the Spring Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale, which kicks off Wednesday, April 15 and lasts through Saturday, April 18. With more than 500 boxes of books ready to fill the tables, this is the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The sale is open to […]