Virtual Summer Events in Madison

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many art galleries, museums, music venues have online alternatives. This summary is based on the article Summer Season | Going Virtual in the Wisconsin State Journal on 6/7. If you hear of other happenings not on this list please add to the comments.

Virtual Art

Overture Galleries

  • GALLERY I – Endgame – John Riggs & Hannah Sandvold – Record landscapes of the Pacific Northwest in transition. Riggs’ photographs are a call to action, linking the devastating results of clearcutting to our climate crisis. Sandvold uses traditional printmaking techniques to create layered visual journeys, mimicking the the experience of moving through natural spaces.
  • GALLERY II – Altered Scapes – Ginnie Cappaert & Lynne Roark – Depict the beauty of natural landscapes, distilling them into their essential elements. Cappaert’s intimate works created with 30-40 layers of oil paint and cold wax speak to the small, but important fragments of life. Madison Photographer Lynne Roark has taken to the skies to capture Iceland’s landscapes from above. Roark’s Ghosts of Glaciers Past presents surreal combinations of ice, glacial rivers and shorelines. Shooting straight down from a single engine plane, her photography creates enticing and provocative imagery, bringing attention to the fragility of our world’s receding glaciers.
  • GALLERY III – Unaccountable Abodes – Erin Liljegren & Robert Jaeger – Earth’s human and animal inhabitants in man-made environments. Liljegren addresses the deprivation of the environment caused by human over-population and massive consumption through mixed media and recycled materials. Jaeger photographically documents the juxtaposition of zoo visitors and the resident animals in captivity within the context of environmental degradation and extinctions.
  • PLAYHOUSE GALLERY – Earthly Kin – The relationships between humans and our fellow living creatures are ancient and complex. In this exhibit, artists explore the mysteries, beauty and tragedy of our shared lives.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts

  • Pitahayas – Frida Kahlo – Permanent Exhibit
  • Chicago Imaginists – arts that emerged in Chicago in the mid 1960s.

Chazen Museum of Art

James Watrous Gallery

River Arts on Water Gallery – Prairie du Sac

View more than 100 never-before-seen works by 40 artists. Available through Sept 30 or until sold.

Virtual Music

Virtual Theater

  • American Players Theatre (APT) – play readings from “Out of the Woods” series. Streamed live on Friday’s at 7pm and available online through 7/19.
  • Forward Theater – “Tuesdays With Forward” provides insight into the world of producing theater in Dane County. Guests include local arts leaders and other people who work behind the scenes.

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