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March 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street

Madison, WI 53703

Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a unique Academy Talk that celebrates the critical role that water plays in our lives here in Wisconsin. March 22 is World Water Day and the Wisconsin Academy will be exploring three different facets of water during this special afternoon event:

  • Artists Sarah FitzSimons, Marsha McDonald, and John Miller will delve into the process and meaning behind the artwork showcased in the Waterways exhibition on view in our James Watrous Gallery. All three artists create work immersed in the substance and actions of water.
  • Executive Director Jane Elder will discuss water’s important role in Wisconsin based on recommendations gathered by more than fifty experts from across the state. OurWaters of Wisconsin initiative fosters nonpartisan, science-based strategies and solutions to safeguard Wisconsin’s freshwater ecosystems and water supply for generations to come.
  • Members of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel’s Water Music. The music was written as a commission to accompany King George’s royal barge down the Thames in 1717, a public stunt intended to gain back popular support for the king. Though George’s reputation remained murky, Handel’s music became legendary and will culminate our afternoon with gusto.

This public Academy event is free with advance registration (see below). Registration is not required, but helps us manage the limited seating available. For questions or to modify your registration, please contact Aaron Fai, afai@wisconsinacademy.org.

For more information about the Waterways exhibition, please visit the exhibition web site.

For more information about the Academy’s Waters of Wisconsin initiative, please visit its site here.


March 22, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Overture Center
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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