Arts/Culture

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.

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow: James P. Leary

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow James Leary, Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies, UW-Madison talks about early influences which led to his becoming a folklorist.

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow: Robin Chapman

2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow Robin Chapman, Poet and Professor Emerita, Communicative Disorders, UW-Madison reads five of her poems.

Imagining Possible Worlds

Science Fiction Author Kim Stanley Robinson, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery David Krakauer, UW-Madison English Assistant Professor Monique Allewaert and Wisconsin Public Radio Producer Steve Paulson discuss how science fiction can help us imagine possible worlds. Also, hear the winning entries of the Three Minute Futures flash science fiction contest, dramatized for radio.

The Photography of Witness

Wisconsin Photographers Michael Kienitz, Kevin Miyazaki and Craig Schreiner focus on stories of everyday life, personal narratives, struggles and conflict through photographic images.

Canoes: The Art and Science of Hydro Dynamic Design

Liese Pfeifer, Academic Curator, Design Gallery, UW School of Human Ecology; James Steiner, Outreach Program Coordinator, Center for Integrative Design, UW-Madison; and Nick Molzahn, student, Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering, UW-Madison, discuss high performance racing canoes, concrete canoes and ancient canoe artifacts, exhibited at the Design Gallery at the School of Human Ecology.

Milwaukee Irish Fest and the Ward Irish Music Archives

Barry Stapleton, Director, Ward Irish Music Archives, Milwaukee, discusses the origins of the Milwaukee Irish Fest and talks about the Ward Irish Music Archives, the largest public collection of Irish music in America. The collection includes more than 40,000 Irish recordings and memorabilia.

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