Ruth Davis Design Gallery

Points of Departure: Inspirations from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

September 18 – November 24

Points of Departure Gallery

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery, as part of the 50thanniversary celebration of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (HLATC), is pleased to present Points of Departure: Inspirations from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection.

David Newell, former director of exhibitions and outreach for the Gallery, with the assistance of three other directors emeriti, invited sixteen artists from Madison and beyond to enjoy special access to the Collection. They used it for research, study, and inspiration, and then created pieces based on their findings, exclusively for the show. Points of Departure will feature these new works alongside their respective inspirational sources. See the press release for the show, as well as information about related programming.

Design 2020

January 22 – February 2, 2020

Design 2020 graphicThe Ruth Davis Design Gallery’s annual juried student exhibition features the work of UW–Madison Design students of all levels, selected and curated by guest judges. This year’s exhibition, Design 2020, will be on display from January 22-February 2, 2020. Learn more, including about how to submit your work for consideration (deadline December 20, 2019).

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

February 26 – April 5, 2020

Artwork by Xia Gao, "Beauty in Vacancy #1" (2019).

Xia Gao. Beauty in Vacancy #1. 2019. Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist.

“Harmony and Evolution: An Exhibition of the Chinese American Art Faculty Association” showcases the work of art and design faculty from across the country to address the issue of how art and design express cultural integration and creativity. Learn more.

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Wed & Fri 10am-4pm
Thurs 10am-7pm
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COMING UP

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TFD Student Showcase
December 5-9

IA Student Showcase
December 13-16


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