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Promega Art Showcase

The Current Exhibit:

Exhibit dates: June 11, 2019 - September 1, 2019
The Promega Summer Art Showcase presents ‘Studying History, Designing the Future’, featuring works inspired by The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison.
Originating in the study collection that Helen Louise Allen, Professor of Weaving from 1927 to 1968, amassed to teach her students about textile techniques and the global cultures that practiced them, this collection has grown to over 13,000 pieces and continues to support the curriculum across numerous disciplines. This group exhibit will demonstrate the ways that this unique resource serves as a point of inspiration for a broad range of student endeavors, and will include students' creative responses to designs and techniques found in the Textile Collection.

Watch the Summer Art Showcase Symposium!

The Upcoming Exhibit:

Exhibit dates: September 17, 2019 - December 31, 2019
The Promega Fall Art Showcase presents ‘In Harmony’ and will feature artist Joe Willie Smith as well as several artists selected by The Dane Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission’s (Dane Arts) mission to support the arts, history, and culture of Dane County.

Joe Willie Smith is a mixed-media artist who also creates musical instruments out of found materials. Smith will hold a weeklong residency and will build functional instruments out of found materials at Promega. Joe will also be exploring music in harmony with the Madison community. Additionally, he will be performing and playing his creations at the reception and symposium.

Exhibiting Artists Include:
Aaron Laux | Barbara Westfall | Daniella Willett-Rabin | Joseph Taylor | Jennika Bastian | Mark Weller | Dan Gardiner | Jaroslava Sobiskova

A symposium will be held on Tuesday, September 17th with the artists at 3:30 pm followed by the Exhibit Opening Reception from 4:30–6:30 pm with a musical performance by Joe Willie Smith and other local musicians.

View the Promega Art Showcase Book: