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James Watrous Gallery

cropped image of Freak of Nature by Jayne King

Jayne King’s porcelain vessels explore the nature of memory, nostalgia and personal narrative, and how Jewish tradition informs their relationship to their family’s past and present.

cropped image of "Alegrias" by Lisa Marie Barber

Lisa Marie Barber’s dense, large-scale ceramic assemblages command attention, spilling vivid imagery and bright colors across the gallery floor.

Compilation of exhibiting artists' work with Women Artists Forward Fund logo

Join Wisconsin Academy staff at the James Watrous Gallery to celebrate the Forward Art Prize and the artists it has supported so far: 5 years, 10 winners, and 100k in awards!

Flights of Thought, image of art installation by Nirmal Raja, detail of work

Working collaboratively--and with materials like thread, ink, video, photography, and ceramics--Nirmal Raja’s investigations can be intimate, beautiful, and wrenching. An interdisciplinary artist and curator, she carves a brave and questioning path via a persistent and focused practice.

Here in Wisconsin, like most northern latitudes, the vast majority of freshwater research occurs during the warmer months of "open water" season.  But most lakes in Wisconsin are frozen for three to five months a year and there is a lot scientists

5-10-100 is an exhibition celebrating the groundbreaking Women Artists Forward Fund, the 5th anniversary of the Forward Art Prize, and the 10 artists who have received the award to date.

On January 20, 2024 the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters was honored to welcome Madeline Grace Martin and 

Wisconsin Academy and the UW-Madison's Trout Lake Station welcomed Mary Burns for an artist's talk at Minocqua Public Library that was live-streamed courtesy of our friends at Trout Lake.

Join Lisa Marie Barber, Jayne King, and Wisconsin Academy staff to celebrate the exhibitions Playground and

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Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633

 

James Watrous Gallery 
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25