Arts/Culture

Viskonsin! Yiddish Radio in Badgerland

Harry Sapoznik, Director, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, UW-Madison, shares the history of how Yiddish radio came to Wisconsin in 1929. With an offer from William Paley to join the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), WISN in Milwaukee signed on to air Yiddish programming from New York City.

Wisconsin Printmakers

Andrew Stevens, Curator of Prints, Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison, discusses printmaking as an art form. Stevens introduces the works of various print makers throughout Wisconsin history.

Literature of the First World War

Marguerite Helmers, Professor, English Studies, UW-Oshkosh, joins “University Place Presents” host Norman Gilliland to delve into the reasons so many poets, memoirists and novelists wrote about World War I. Helmers explains that the reality of the technological advances in warfare in contrast with what men expected when they enlisted is reflected in their writings.

Horror Film and the Body

Jesse Stommel, Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities, UW-Madison, joins “University Place Presents” host Norman Gilliland for an exploration into the world of horror films. Stommel shares clips from horror films to highlight the themes that scare us.

The Role and Responsibility of the Writer

Author, playwright and journalist Brad Schreiber talks about the role and the identity of writers, how society views them, and how they can achieve artistic and spiritual satisfaction as writers today.

The Pre-Raphaelites and William Morris

Booth Fowler, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison, explores how to appreciate beauty by looking at the 19th Century Pre-Raphaelites and their most distinguished thinker, William Morris.

Ralph Waldo Emerson on the Self-Directed Individual

Booth Fowler, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison, channels Ralph Waldo Emerson and explores Emerson’s 19th Century ideas about how to become a self-directed individual.

Paul Seifert's Wisconsin Farm Paintings

Joe Kapler, Curator, Wisconsin Historical Museum, and Sarah Anne Stolte, Doctoral Candidate, UW-Madison discuss “Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Siefert.” Learn about the life of Siefert, a German immigrant artist, his vision of his surroundings and the land that inspired his work.

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow: Kathy Kelsey Foley

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow Kathy Kelsey Foley, Director, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau talks about her passion for visuals arts and museums.

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow: David Frank

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow David Frank, Artistic Director, American Players Theatre, Spring Green talks about the artistic mission of American Players Theater.

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