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Shades of grey in Mezzotints exhibit at Chazen

If you can get past the somewhat corny pun in its title, Mezzotints: Prints of Darkness, the newest exhibition at the Chazen Museum, is a worthwhile introduction to a fascinating medium. >More
 From Nature exhibit keeps it real at MMoCA

Sometimes it can seem as if realism is the Rodney Dangerfield of the contemporary art world: it just doesn't get enough respect. >More
 The Effigy Tree returns to its home on Lake Monona

The Effigy Tree has come home to Hudson Park. The installation of a bronze casting of the Harry Whitehorse sculpture concludes the latest chapter in the saga of the storied tree. >More
 Contemporary Traditions of Folk Art fuses traditions at Promega

Happily, the world is filled with all sorts of art, from bizarro installations that tax your brain to laid-back art that, if it could, would kick back on the beach and party You'll find an example of the latter kind at Promega's gallery within the Biopharmaceutical Technology Center in Fitchburg. >More
 Madison Art Bikes 2009 to rally 'round the Capitol

Bicycles are a Madison summer staple. From fancy Bianchis to mountain bikes bought at Target, we all love a good ride through the Arboretum, down the Lakeshore Path or beside Lake Monona. Biking is also an eco-friendly method of transportation to both work and play. And no group celebrates this healthy car alternative more than Madison Art Bikes and their annual Art Bikes Rally. >More
 Performance painter Cosmo Joe entertains State Street (video)

A native of Milwaukee, the Appleton artist has toured his painting performances from L.A. to New York but favors Madison and sets up several times a year on State Street to feed on its vibe. >More
 Sex, drugs and R. Crumb

In the '80s, a much hipper high school friend showed me some issues of a magazine called Raw. Edited by Art Spiegelman and Franoise Mouly, Raw revealed a side of comics far from the Sunday funnies or DC and Marvel superheroes. At the time, Raw shook up my sense of what comics could be with its bold, edgy style. >More
 Celebration of form and function at UW-Madison Art Lofts grand opening

What was once a former university warehouse at 111 N. Frances Street now holds the UW-Madison Art Department glass lab, metal sculpture foundry, ceramics, graduate darkroom, digital facilities and papermaking areas. Studio spaces for over 60 faculty and graduate students, as well as display and exhibition spaces, are a welcome addition to the department's facilities. >More
 Pioneering comics, disturbing gender attitudes in 'Underground Classics' at Chazen

Before Raw in the '80s, and well before today's acclaimed graphic novelists like Marjane Satrapi, were the early pioneers of underground comics. The Chazen Museum documents their scene in a new exhibition, "Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix". >More
 Mess Hall Press teaches Madison kids the art of design

When the Overture Center needed a flyer for its program to offer students and teachers $10 tickets to selected performances, it knew just where to turn. >More
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