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Gallery 1308, Union South

April 29th – May 22, 2017

This juried exhibition, FIRST 100 DAYS, features the responses within the first hundred days of Trump’s administration by artistic individuals from the greater Madison area.

Throughout the history, art has always been political. Art is politicized because artists are responding to the contemporary elements around them. In this exhibition, each piece conveys a strong yet unique political message. By looking at these works, we are receiving the messages from their creators and experiencing their motivations, frustration, and concerns.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to engage with political art!

The mission of the Wisconsin Union Art Collection and Art Program is to cultivate an interest in art among all students, faculty, staff and Union members by making art an integral part of their use of the Wisconsin Union and to encourage and recognize creative endeavors by students.

This free event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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Dizzyland: Leon Varjian and the Antics of the Pail & Shovel Party

Dizzyland: Leon Varjian and the Antics of the Pail & Shovel Party

Class of 1925 Gallery, Memorial Union
May 6th - June 24, 2017

Come check out the exhibition of the work by artist Leon Varjian in the Memorial Union Gallery!

This exhibition features the work of UW-Madison alumnus Leon Varjian. He was known as a prankster and dedicated humanitarian, who worked with students to raise money for various nonprofits, and created memorable art experiences around campus, such as flamingos on Bascom Hill and the Statue of Liberty in Lake Mendota.

This exhibition is curated by Yusi Liu and Zack McDowell from WUD Art in collaboration with Leon Varjian Collection, UW Madison Archives.

You won't want to miss out on this playful exhibition!


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