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Film professor Lea Jacobs will tackle arts and humanities funding in new role at UW Graduate School

Lea Jacobs is a familiar face to film lovers on the UW campus. A communication arts professor, she's also afounding director of the UW Cinematheque, the campus organization that screens noteworthy films for free nearly every week, including silent films and 16mm and 35mm prints. Now she's adding another title to her resume: associate dean for the arts and humanities in the UW Graduate School. >More
 "Stacked" celebrates creativity at Madison's new Central Library

Believe it or not, a public library can be the epicenter of cool. Madison Public Library and its maker-focused project, the Bubbler, proved this on Thursday night at "Stacked", an ode to art and creativity in the new Central Library, which opens Saturday, Sept. 21. >More
 New Madison Central Library buzzes with activity before reopening

Late last week, a huge question mark appeared in the dark windows of the Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St. Illuminated with 372 yellow LEDs, the two-story sculpture by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt speaks to the anticipation surrounding the renovated building, which debuts Sept. 21. >More
 Common Council approves Madison Cultural Plan to bolster city's creative infrastructure

After almost 10 years of research, discussion and planning, there is finally a Madison Cultural Plan, but the work has really just begun. The Common Council approved the latest version of the plan on Tuesday evening. Karin Wolf, the city's arts program administrator, says she is thrilled with the council's action. >More
 Deb Gilpin, new director for Madison Children's Museum, uses stories to meld art, science and history

Deb Gilpin could listen for a living. You can almost hear her pluck ideas from conversations. But her eyes stay focused on yours, making you feel at home whether you're wedged in the Madison Children's Museum elevator or roaming across the lush, green rooftop. It's impressive, considering that Gilpin became the museum's executive director less than a month ago. >More
 City of Madison launches survey about local performance venues

The Madison Arts Commission hopes a new Performing Arts Facilities Study will help it better understand the needs of local performance venues. As part of the data-gathering process, it's inviting the public to participate in an online survey about their performing arts interests at >More
 Scenes from the 2013 Hair Affair at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (slideshow)

It would be a mistake to write off those who conjured up, designed and executed the elaborate hair creations on display at MMoCA last weekend as barbers. Yes, the medium is hair on heads, but the final result is much more than a haircut, hairdo or even hair style. This was truly hair art. >More
 Overture Center announces shows and new series for 2013-14 season

Monday night, Overture Center unveiled its lineup for the 2013-14 season, which begins on Aug. 17. The downtown performing arts center will once again feature series that focus on Broadway musicals, cabaret, world music, dance, and children's shows. >More
 The Bubbler, a new Madison Public Library program, finds innovative ways to connect creative types

In the past, Madison Public Library wasn't the place to craft a blueprint or build a miniature rocket. If there were any handmade books on the premises, they were probably in a display case, behind a layer of glass. Well, times have changed, and now you can learn to create all of these items through hands-on classes the library has organized. They're part of the Bubbler, a new, free program for local "makers." >More
 Kiosk culture: Madison remains a haven for concert fliers, even in the Internet age

Saying the digital revolution has changed the music industry is like saying the wheel has really helped people get around. Once upon a time, musicians had to rely on record labels and disc jockeys to get their start, but now any band can create a song and broadcast it to the whole world in a day. Promoters can instantly reach the masses with tweets and email blasts. >More
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