Ruth Davis Design Gallery

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Harmony and Evolution: An Exhibition of the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association

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What Would a Microbe Say?  POSTPONED

crocheted membranes of human limbs

“Crocheted membrane,” by Sonja Bäumel.

Austrian artist Sonja Bäumel, collaborating with Dr. Helen Blackwell of the UW–Madison Department of Chemistry, explores the perception of what bodies are made of through microbes and the body’s surface. Learn more.


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Ruth Davis Design Gallery

Currently closed due to COVID-19 recommendations


1300 Linden Dr., Madison
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