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Image Credit: Opening Reception for It's In Your DNA Exhibit by Naomi Schliesman & Dawn Turner


Overture Galleries 


Galleries I, II, and III

Now in their ninth season, the Overture Galleries create a forum for diverse artistic expression that fosters the growth of local artists and arts organizations.  Located inside Overture Center, Galleries I, II and III radiate off the Rotunda lobby.  Exhibitions are selected through an application process.  Applications are reviewed by a committee composed of local artists, arts professionals and educators and present a lively variety of Dane County artists. The Galleries reflect both the quality and diversity of the visual arts in our area - presenting professional and emerging artists, UW art students, community projects and the creative endeavors of young people. 


Current Exhibitions:


SPRING CYCLE                                         
MON, APR 7 – SUN, JUN 22, 2014 
| Galleries I, II & III
Opening Reception FRI, MAY 2, 6-8 PM

Gallery I

Slower & Lower

Doug Bosley, Helen Hawley & Brian Kluge


Gallery II

Figurative Narrative

Philip Lyons & Ryan Myers


Gallery III

Studio Relay

Brenda Baker, Derrick Buisch, & Bird Ross



Upcoming Exhibitions Schedule



Playhouse Gallery

The Playhouse Gallery is a long corridor in the Overture lower level across from The Playhouse Theater and adjacent to the Rotunda Stage. 


Current Exhibitions:


THU MAR 14 - SUN, APR  27, 2014 | Playhouse Gallery

Inside the Fabric of Forward: a Costume Retrospective

Various Artists



Upcoming Exhibition



Hours & Information

Overture Galleries are free and open to the public at the following times:
Monday – Thursday 
9 AM – 5:30 PM
9 AM – 9 PM 
10 AM – 9 PM 
12 PM – 5 PM 


For details about these exhibits and receptions, contact Beth Racette, Program Manager, Galleries at 608.258.4169 or [email protected].

Visitors will find even more artistic venues to explore at Overture Center, at the Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.


Gallery I sponsored by 77 Square

Gallery II sponsored by Madison Investment Advisors

Gallery III sponsored by Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation

Additional support for Overture Galleries is provided by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.  Learn how you can be a part of supporting Overture's community and education programs by clicking here. LogoWebcrafters – Frautschi FoundationMadison Investment Advisors LogoMadison Community Foundation Logo