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Wisconsin arts

So I thought I’d work up an appetite for Thanksgiving with a pre-holiday trip to Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. We started out in Dubuque, and met up there with Bill O’Brien, our senior advisor for program innovation, who’s a native Dubuquer. He immediately provided me with...
Madison, Wisconsin Robert Gard (front left) with First Lady Lady Bird Johnson when she visited Spring Green, Wisconsin, one of the rural towns that participated in the Arts in the Small Community project in 1966-1969. Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin-Madison archives As a high school student...
Washington, DC Mark Olinger--the director of planning and economic development for the City of Madison--was our tour guide at the site of Madison's new Central Park. Photo by NEA staff I was just in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in a way it was going home for me---I graduated from the...