Artwork at 1 West Wilson
"Doodle 12," marker and pen, Dana B., Hurley School
The Department of Health Services (DHS) is located in the historic
State Office Building at 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, Wisconsin. DHS
displays program-related themes, as well as artwork (all kinds of
media, such as paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, beadwork,
woodworking, sculptures, pottery, etc.) by artists connected to DHS such as:
Art displays and Department-themed exhibits run continuously
throughout the year and are located in several areas in the
building. Most exhibits are displayed for three or more months
at a time.
Artists are welcome to sell their pieces once
their display periods are completed. Please contact the artist for more
information on the sale of displayed artwork.
History of the Art Program
The Art Display Committee was formed in 2009, chaired by Rita
Prigioni, Director of Continuity Management, Facilities and Operations.
The committee consulted the Wisconsin Arts Board for guidance and advice
on how to acquire appropriate artwork and how to display it.
One of the first steps in implementing the art program was acquiring
the hanging rod system selected by the committee for 2-D art, and a
display cabinet for other pieces. Some of DHS' own craftsman at Mendota
Mental Health Institute (MMHI) helped create the beautiful, hand-crafted
display cabinet now located near the first floor elevator lobby.
Early 2010 saw a few special displays of historic significance to the
1 West Wilson building and to Wisconsin Women Ceramics. The first full
display period began in March of 2010.
Contact the Art Display Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 18, 2014