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Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison

April 23, 2006 – July 16, 2006


The opening of the Museum’s new facility in April 2006 coincides with the sesquicentennial of Madison’s municipal charter. The intersection of these two events is the inspiration for the museum’s major opening exhibition. Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison invites seven artists to explore the layers of history, memory, and culture that have shaped the city of Madison and Dane County. Participating artists are Siah Armajani, Matthew Buckingham, Donna House, Lee Mingwei, Truman Lowe, Nancy Mladenoff, and Alec Soth.

Exhibition Support

Major sponsors for Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison are the Madison Community Foundation; the Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation; the Madison Cultural Arts District; the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; the Miller Brewing Company; the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funds from the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation and the Overture Foundation; Associated Bank; Alliant Energy; AT&T; Chamberlain Research Consultants; the Madison Arts Commission; and the Terry Family Foundation. Additional support for Between the Lakes has been provided by Madison Trust of the Brittingham Fund; the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club; a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin; and the Art League of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.