Looking at Local in a New Light
Overture Center’s four galleries create a forum for diverse artistic expression that fosters the growth of local artists, curators and arts organizations. Three galleries radiate off Rotunda Lobby and the Playhouse Gallery serves as lobby for The Playhouse Theater. Overture Galleries are free and open to the public.
Summer 2019 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, JUN 11 – SUN, SEP 1, 2019
Gallery I – Two Alone – Noël Ash & Victoria Maidhof
Maidhof and Ash both capture profound yet relatable moments. Through photography, Maidhof tells the story of a kinship between two individuals from different generations. Ash paints self-portraits that reveal a mother’s mental stress as she suffers through repeated conflict with a small child.
Join us for a special event! Artist Mothers / Mother Artists: A discussion on Motherhood in the Arts, FRI, JUN 28, 7 PM | Promenade Hall
Gallery II – Soñé una Milpa – Leigh Garcia & Maria Amalia Wood
Using papermaking and printmaking techniques, Soñé una Milpa highlights the narratives of ten Latina immigrants living in the Madison community. Garcia and Wood’s collaboration creates interest in stories of immigration, thus inspiring respect for these women and their valuable life journeys.
Join us for a special event! Amate Papermaking (Drop-in Event), FRI, JUN 28, 5 – 8 PM | Promenade Lounge
Gallery III – Not to Scale – Robert Lundberg & Jacki Whisenant
Whisenant and Lundberg illuminate subjects that are often overlooked. Whisenant inspires closer inspection of insects, presenting them at a larger-than-life scale that fades to a delicate cut-paper rendering. Lundberg documents the critical infrastructure of water systems, inviting questions about our relationship to water and the societal and cultural implications of this hidden world.
Join us for a special event! Unauthorized Occupation performance by Robert Lundberg, FRI, JUN 28, 8 PM | Promenade Hall
ADDITIONAL EVENT: Entomophiles – Conversations with Insect People | MON, AUG 12, 6 – 7:30 PM | Promenade Hall
Entomologist Jackie Whisenant and a panel discussion of colleagues will talk about insects as bio-indicators, insects as food, insects in extreme environments, human threats to insects, and cultural perceptions of insects across the world.
Gallery I, II and III sponsored by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Playhouse Gallery – Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border | ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!
WED, JUL 10 – SUN, AUG 18
Join us for the Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border Reception SUN, JUL 14 from 3 PM – 5 PM.
As our nation debates when and why people from other countries should be allowed to come to the United States, this exhibition invites you to meet Ana Claudia, Fernando, Gilberto, Jennifer, Mario, Cinthia, Panfilo and Saul, eight immigrants whose journeys began in Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Honduras who are living in Wisconsin today.
Overture Playhouse Gallery is sponsored by Norman Berven & Barbara Mittelstaedt Berven, The Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, 10:30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM
For more information about these exhibits, please contact our Community and Education Program Manager, Beth Racette at email@example.com / 608.258.4169