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Exhibitions September 2014

September to October 2014

Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery (3rd Floor)  

From September 5th to the 19th, the Madison Public Library’s collection of The Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Portfolio released by artist, printer, and publisher Andrew G. Balkin will be shown in the Diane Endres Ballweg gallery on the third floor. The Portfolio showcases prints by fifteen renowned artists all with ties to Wisconsin. Artists like Warrington Colescott, Bruce Nauman, Fred Stonehouse, and John Wilde worked toward the goal of creating “an intaglio print of such distinction as to emblazon the mark of immortality upon the 150th Birthday of Wisconsin” in 1998.

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Video Art Screen (1st Floor)

Featured on the video art screen, multifaceted artist, Katie Schaag creates a multimedia experience inFantasy/Landscape, incorporating videos, the web, and an artist book. Dealing with ways of looking at gendered power dynamics, Schaag creates an explorative backdrop for a significant, contemporary discourse.

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1st Floor Exhibition Space

On the first floor, local printmaker, Jayne Reid Jackson, uses her craft to capture the intrinsic beauty of the everyday in her exhibition In Dreams. As an artist deeply rooted in the practice of drawing, Jackson utilizes the archetypes of the still life to portray common place objects in a stunning manner. 

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2nd Floor Stairwell


Architect, designer, and artist, Kemper Smith dissects the novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy’s and creates a radial diagram of each adjective’s repetition and position in the book. As an installation on the second floor landing, Smith creates a digital map that confronts viewers with new ways of exploring literature. 

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2nd Floor Exhibition Space

Artist Nathan Fritz explores the contemporary themes of spirituality and error through multimedia collage in Bent Ambition, Confused Potential

Call for Artists:

Central Library Art Shows: December 15, 2014 deadline

Click here to apply

Upcoming Central Library Exhibitions: 

September 26 - October 30th:

Publisher of FlakPhoto, Andy Adams is teaming up with the BUBBLER @ Madison Public Library to present a FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show held in the Diane Endres Ballweg gallery on the third floor. Coinciding with the Society for Photographic Education Midwest Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Center for Photography at Madison’s biennial PhotoMidwest Fest event, Madison’s annual Wisconsin Book Festival, and many other photography exhibits, talks and conferences, Andy Adams looks to curate a survey of photographers currently working and living in the American Midwest. The opening reception for the FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show will be held on September 26, from 8-10pm. The show will run until October 30th. 


  • November 7th - December 25th
  • Opening Night: November 7th
  • Julie VonDerVellen, Chris Murphy, Kent Williams, and Keith Nelson 



  • January 2nd - February 19th
  • Opening Night: January 9th
  • Poonam Rao, Kimberly Benson, Gabe Strader-Brown, Robert Aiosa and Dean Allen

Past Exhibitions:

For a complete list with more information on each exhibition, click here


March/April 2014

Briony Morrow-CribbsNathaniel Stern, and Lewis Koch

May/June 2014

Douglas Bosely and Bubbler Made 2014

July/August 2014

Sarupa Sidaarth, Chuck Bauer, Christine Olson, Terri Connelly Cronk and Alex Connelly