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Artwork and exhibits on display at Madison Public Library

Lands We Share Exhibit & Gala

Lands We Share

Learn more about the intersection of farming, land, ethnic culture, and history in Wisconsin in The Lands We Share exhibit, featuring stories of five farming communities across the state - on display now through May 18, 2019 at Central Library.

The exhibit will culminate in a Closing Gala event at Central Library on Thursday, May 16. The event is free and open to the public (reserving a seat is encouraged) will include a tour of the exhibit, a presentation by curators, a panel discussion, and a meal prepared by chef Tory Miller.

April 30, 2019

Artist-in-Residence: Taylor Rushing

Taylor Rushing CIO

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!

March 6, 2019

Art at Ashman: Endangered

Endangered CIO

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. 

January 17, 2019

Artist-in-Residence: Rodney Lambright II

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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!

January 4, 2019

Art at Ashman: Epic Campus and Madison

HPB Art Show 2018 CIO

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.

October 23, 2018

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