Interior Architecture ID3 designExperiencing Space: Designs by Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Friday, June 8 – Friday, August 3, 2018
A selection of design works by upper level students in the Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture Programs at UW-Madison. Both programs emphasize problem-solving skills and critical thinking based on ecological principles, societal needs, and cultural foundations.

Design Studies Masters in Fine Arts Exhibition

2018 MFA work detailsSunday, April 22 – Sunday, May 13, 2018
Every year the Ruth Davis Design Gallery showcases the final, degree-fulfilling work of Master of Fine Arts candidates from the Design Studies Department. The exhibition is the culmination of three years of intensive work where each candidate launches his/her formal career as an artist-designer.

Whirling Return of the Ancestors: Egúngún Arts of the Yorùbá in Africa and Beyond

Photo of Egungun costume from NigeriaJanuary 24 – April 8, 2018
This dynamic, multi-sensorial exhibition exhibition presents the rich and varied artistry of Egúngún masquerades and other arts inspired by a tradition that honors and celebrates the power and eternal presence of ancestors among Yorùbá peoples of West Africa.

Interior Architecture Showcase 2017

Interior Architecture detailDecember 8–11, 2017
The Interior Architecture Showcase features the work of IA students who have completed the majority their studio courses. They will present design portfolios that showcase work from their academic careers, including designs for residential spaces as well as commercial spaces, such as offices and restaurants. IA portfolios feature computer-generated virtual representations of the students’ designs, as well as traditional hand illustrations, artwork, and graphics that explain their design process. Many of these students are ready to use these final portfolios as they interview for their first professional positions with design firms and design-related companies.

Textiles and Fashion Design 2017 Fall Showcase

Student textile sampleDecember 1–4, 2017
The Textiles and Fashion Design (TFD) Showcase features the work of upper-level TFD undergraduates. Each student curates his/her own space creating a mini-exhibition of their strongest studio works. Pieces range from garments to woven, embellished textiles, dyed and printed yardage, to three-dimensional work, and digital and printed portfolios. This exhibition celebrates the breadth and strength of creative exploration in the Textile and Fashion Design program.

The Memory Project: Faces of Joy

Syrian Child from the Memory ProjectSeptember 20 – November 19, 2017
An exhibition featuring 70 portraits of Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan. Art teachers and students in the United States created and donate portraits to youths around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty.