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  • Henry Vilas Zoo

    Mission:Our mission at the Henry Vilas Zoo is to conserve and protect the wonders of the living natural world and to help build understanding between people and animals by promoting conservation and providing a high quality recreational and educational experience to our visi...

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  • Janus Galleries

    About Us: Founded in 1985, Janus Galleries was born when a passionate collector ran out of wall space. Our collection has grown to over 1500 works spanning more than three hundred years, from the 19th century to contemporary works in American, European and Russian Schools. ...

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  • Geology Museum

    History:At the very first Board of Regents meeting for the establishment of the University of Wisconsin  Madison in 1848, one of the primary topics for discussion was the creation of an exhibit to display of geological and mineralogical samples from around the state. Th...

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  • Madison Museum Of Contemporary Art

    Mission: The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is a nonprofit, independent organization that exists to exhibit, collect, preserve, and interpret modern and contemporary art. MMoCA serves the art life of the community by creating opportunities for direct experience with wo...

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  • Bach Dancing And Dynamite Society

    History: One spring day in 1992, Stephanie Jutt and Jeffrey Sykes asked each other over lunch, "What are you doing this summer?" "Not enough playing," they both agreed. So they set about creating a new chamber music series in Madison. They wanted to play...

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  • Madison Children's Museum

    Mission:Madison Children’s Museum connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play. History: Early childhood specialists founded Madison Children’s Museum in 1980. Volunteers oversaw tra...

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  • Wisconsin Union Theatre

    About: The Wisconsin Union Theater, a premier venue with superb acoustics, performance space and seating, has a long and interesting history. The idea for the theater wing was conceived in the pre-1920's by University President Van Hise and members of the Memorial Union Bu...

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  • Barrymore Theatre

    The Barrymore Theatre is primarily a music venue in the beautiful city of Madison, Wisconsin. We've been operating as such since about 1988. The Barrymore opened in 1929 as the first talking pictures movie theatre in Madison. Over the years it has gone through many changes,...

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  • Overture Center For The Arts

    Mission: To engage the community in the arts, we will:  - Present a broad spectrum of high-quality performing arts programming - Develop audiences for the arts through high quality outreach and programming - Advance the missions of resident arts organization...

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  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum

    Mission: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to commemorate, acknowledge, and affirm the role of Wisconsin citizens in American military history, past and present....

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  • Madison Symphony Orchestra

    The 2007-2008 season marks the Madison Symphony Orchestra's 82nd season as the area's premier classical music ensemble, and Maestro John DeMain's 14th season as Music Director. Founded in 1925, the MSO has grown from a small community ensemble into one of the leading regiona...

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  • Wisconsin Historical Museum

    The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on Madison's Capitol Square and is full of wonderful information about the State's rich history. Explore Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dior...

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  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    VisionOlbrich Botanical Gardens will be a locally treasured and globally renowned source of beauty and education celebrating the importance of plants in a sustainable world.MissionOlbrich Botanical Gardens enriches life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of gardens, the jo...

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  • Broom Street Theater

    Mission Statement Broom Street Theater (BST) is a non-profit, member-controlled theater located in Wisconsin. BST volunteers and staff foster artistic freedom, growth, and expression through non-traditional experimental and/or original artistic forms....

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  • The Madison Savoyards Ltd.

    About:The Madison Savoyards began in 1963 with a production of Iolanthe with an orchestra. Believing the common practice of community groups at the time, using a piano, did not do full justice to Sullivan's score, MSL was founded on the principle of providing an authentic pr...

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  • Madison Creative Arts Program

    Mission: Inspiring and Nurturing Talents in the Performing Arts  MadCAP's mission is to provide opportunities for young people to work with professional artists/educators in a challenging, nurturing environment that encourages growth and self-discovery. Our goals are...

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  • Four Seasons Theatre

    Mission:Using musical theatre as a means of engagement, Four Seasons Theatre strives to create a strong organization which provides a consistent, high quality experience for everyone involved onstage, backstage, in the audience, and in the community....

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  • Madison Scottish Country Dancers

    Madison Scottish Country Dancers (MSCD) is a social group that enjoys learning and dancing the traditional reels, jigs, and strathspeys of Scotland. We hold an annual spring ball and sponsor dance parties and workshops throughout the year. Occasionally we perform at local fo...

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  • Overture Center For The Arts

    About UsOverture Center for the Arts is a stunning architectural landmark in the heart of Madison’s thriving cultural arts district.  In addition to housing ten resident organizations and presenting more than 200 performances, art exhibitions, and educational and ...

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  • Madison Opera

    Mission: The mission of Madison Opera is to produce opera of the highest artistic standards.In support of this mission, Madison Opera will:Advance appreciation of the operatic art form to the widest audience. Use the uniqueness of opera to enrich the culture of the community...

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  • Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

    Mission : Enriching Lives by Providing Transformational Musical Experiences and Opportunities Vision : WYSO is a model for youth orchestras worldwide by providing a full range of innovative instrumental music education and performance opportunities accessible to all dedic...

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  • Young Shakespeare Players

    About Us: The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP), a non-profit theater program founded in 1980, invites youth, ages 7-18, to perform full-length, original works of Shakespeare, G.B Shaw, and Charles Dickens. There are no auditions or rejections. Any young person who registers w...

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  • Madison Repertory Theatre
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  • Arts Wisconsin

    Mission: To serve the people of Wisconsin and enrich communities, as the voice for the arts in Wisconsin. Arts Wisconsin is the only independent statewide organization providing a leadership forum for advancing the local and statewide creative economy, integrating the arts a...

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  • Wisconsin Academy of Sicences, Arts And Letters

    About Us: The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters produces programs and publications that explore, explain, and sustain Wisconsin thought and culture. Our signature publication is Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and c...

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  • Madison Youth Choirs

    ABOUT US: On July 1, 2003, MYC was formed through a merger of the Madison Boychoir and Madison Children's Choir. It was the Boards of Directors' belief that as arts education is cut around the U.S. and increasingly devalued in our own community, the programs and efforts of ...

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  • Madison Youth Choirs

    ABOUT US On July 1, 2003, MYC was formed through a merger of the Madison Boychoir and Madison Children’s Choir. It was the Boards of Directors' belief that as arts education is cut around the U.S. and increasingly devalued in our own community, the programs and effort...

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  • Kanopy Dance Theatre

    Mission:Kanopy Dance Theatre, Inc. was organized to: "promote, encourage, and increase the public's knowledge of and appreciation for the arts, including the art of dance; to coordinate and provide services to the arts to foster their growth and practice; and, to engage in a...

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  • Blue Dot Theatre

    People often ask where we get the name "Blue Dot". Our inspiration was from the book "Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan. Sagan points out that, when viewed from beyond Neptune, the Earth resembles a miniscule dot of pale blue. The Voyager missions gave us a new image (at left) ...

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  • Tap It-New Works

    TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater creates, produces and performs original works, collaborating with artists working in the disciplines of theater, tap dance, visual arts and music; brings the arts to audiences of all ages and backgrounds; encourages participation in the arts ...

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  • CTM Madison Family Theatre Company

    CTM Madison Family Theatre Company and School is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1965 as the Children's Theatre of Madison by four community groups: The American Association of University Women, Madison Junior Women's Club, Edgewood College, and Zeta Phi Eta...

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  • University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum

    Mission:Galapagos tortoiseThe University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoological Museum was established to be a center for research and educational support for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  It was likewise charged with acting as a depository for biological specimens and...

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  • Music Theatre Of Madison

    Music Theatre of Madison strives to challenge, educate and enrich by performing pieces that establish the extraordinary power of music and theatre to illustrate unique issues, ideas and subject matter. In addition, it strives to provide a quality professional outlet for arti...

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  • WhoopDeDoo Productions, Inc

    Since 2003, WhoopDeDoo Productions has brought innovative and interactive theater to Madison audiences. Mission: Provide accessible, professional-quality theater experiences using alternative environments Promote innovative, audience-engaging work that stretches the min...

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  • Madison Repertory Theatre
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  • Encore Studio for The Performing Arts

    Working in the community of professional theatre, Encore actors develop their creative skills and talents to communicate, through the performing arts, a challenging and authentic message about disability and culture. Encore actively promotes an environment where each indi...

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  • Edgewood College Theatre

    Announcing the 2017-2018 Edgewood College Theatre Season: Ticket Prices: $8 Edgewood college students, seniors and military$15 general admission...

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  • Madison Symphony Orchestra

    In 2009-2010, the Madison Symphony Orchestra's 84th Season will captivate you from the very first note. With the audience's total enjoyment in mind, Music Director John DeMain filled every program with music designed to excite your passion ...

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  • Orpheum Theatre

    History: The Orpheum Theater is the most intact and finest remaining example of a vaudeville and movie theater in Madison. It was one of the two grand movie palaces built in downtown Madison during the heyday of motion picture entertainment, the period of opulent theater...

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