Ruth Davis Design Gallery

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery is currently closed to visitors. However, we are hard at work bringing stories directly to you.

Find inspiration by enjoying our online exhibitions from your home or wherever you may be, and by connecting with us on our social media platforms—FacebookInstagram, and Twitter—where we bring you meaningful, creative experiences during this time of physical distance.

Online Exhibition

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

Harmony and Evolution showcases the work of Chinese-american art and design faculty from across the United States to explore how art and design express cultural integration and creativity. Visit this exhibition in viewbook or 360-degree version tours, and read more about it here.

Postponed: What Would a Microbe Say?

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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All Design Gallery events and exhibitions are funded entirely by competitive grants and private donations. Help us keep our programs free and accessible with a gift to the Design Gallery Exhibition Fund at the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

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Ruth Davis Design Gallery

Currently closed due to COVID-19 recommendations


1300 Linden Dr., Madison
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