Introducing the latest artist-in-residence in the Bubbler room - Taylor Rushing! Taylor’s residency will focus on the absolute accessibility of culture and knowledge from the lens of self-taught makers, hobo whittlers, punk rock zinesters, shaman and librarians. He will emphasize the use of humble materials, cartoons and down home crafts in his time at the library - and encourages all patrons to pay him a visit!
In the Galleries
Artwork and exhibits on display at Madison Public Library
Stop by Alicia Ashman Library during March and April to enjoy the Library Portraits exhibit by artist Emily Rosenthal.
The display will feature portraits of Madison Public Library librarians and their favorite authors using digital mediums.
Derek Hobbs current art series Endangered highlights vulnerable to critically endangered animal species across the globe. The Chinese symbol shown in red essentially means go, move or displacement intended to bring our awareness to the fact that we are encroaching on their natural habitats.
All are welcome to enjoy his work on display now through February at Alicia Ashman Library.
Introducing Rodney Lambright II as he begins his artist residency with the Bubbler at Central Library! Rodney is an illustrator, animator, and writer who uses animation and cartoons as a vehicle to tell honest narratives. His work explores the depths of individual's perceptions, questioning binary thinking and investigating gray areas of life.
Learn more about his residency and upcoming workshops with the Bubbler!
The Pinney Public Art application deadline has been extended! The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is currently accepting proposals for two public art installations. Application is open until February 18, 2019. Learn more and apply!
Be part of our second annual joint intergenerational photo exhibit and have your photo taken by local artist Jennifer Bastian.
The "Epic Campus and Madison" art show focuses on Madison with a new interest in the Epic Systems Corporation Campus.
Artist Paul Briskey explains, "The campus at Epic has many fascinatingly themed buildings and interiors. Along with this, Epic was chosen as a subject because of their effect on the economy of Madison - being a billion dollar a year company and how they literally bring people from all over the world to Madison to learn their software and visit Madison. Overall though, they have an artistically impressive campus that is deserving of an artist's attention."
Briskey's "Epic Campus and Madison" exhibit will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from November through December.
Under the Surface is a photographic exhibit by young people at the Northwest Passage, a residential treatment program in Northern Wisconsin. “A New Light” is a therapeutic nature photography program that emphasizes skilled expressive arts training and nature immersion, ultimately empowering marginalized youth to define themselves by their strengths rather than their weaknesses. The exhibit will be on display in the Alicia Ashman Library community room from November through December 2018.
Come view a story cloth exhibition by Las Hormigas Bordadoras at Central Library from now through November.