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File #: 16077    Version: 1 Name: Contemporary Art Month
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2009 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 10/6/2009 Final action: 10/6/2009
Enactment date: 10/8/2009 Enactment #: RES-09-00817
Title: Declaring October 2009 as Contemporary Art Month.
Sponsors: David J. Cieslewicz, Marsha A. Rummel, Tim Bruer, Mark Clear, Jed Sanborn, Bridget R. Maniaci, Lauren Cnare, Michael E. Verveer, Shiva Bidar, Steve King, Bryon A. Eagon, Paul E. Skidmore, Brian L. Solomon, Chris Schmidt, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Julia S. Kerr, Larry Palm, Judy Compton, Joseph R. Clausius, Michael Schumacher, Thuy Pham-Remmele
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/6/20091 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/29/20091 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Declaring October 2009 as Contemporary Art Month.
WHEREAS, contemporary art is art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes;and

WHEREAS, there are more contemporary artists, producing more contemporary art than at any prior point in history; and

WHEREAS, contemporary art - collectively, as a movement - is much more socially conscious than has been the art of any previous era, and provides the community with an entrée into meaningful conversations about important topics of our time; and

WHEREAS, this prolific, provocative and popular art form resonates in Madison in a strong tradition of public engagement with contemporary art, in the vitality and quality of a vibrant local community of contemporary artists, and in the strong engagement with our public institutions engaged in teaching, displaying, and promoting contemporary art; and

WHEREAS, three of Madison’s leading arts institutions - the Chazen Museum of Art, the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts and Letters, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - in collaboration with the Madison Arts Commission and the Overture Center for the Arts, shall be working to celebrate and raise awareness of contemporary art in Madison through a series of public programs titled “Views and Muse,” scheduled to take place in October 2009; and

WHEREAS, Gallery Night, Madison's semiannual celebration of the visual arts in which Madison museums and galleries host special openings, and Open Art Studios, an annual event in which many local Madison area artists open their studios to the public for the weekend, both occur in October; and

WHEREAS, October also is being celebrated across America as National Arts and Humanities Month; and

WHEREAS, the impact of this popular interest and artistic expression is seen and felt through personal enrichment and education, through the economic health and vitality of the arts sector,...

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