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Art Display: 1 West Wilson State Office Building

"Cedar Waxwing," Digital Photo Image, Friends of the Arboretum "Cedar Waxwing," Digital Photo Image, Friends of the Arboretum

The current displays at 1 West Wilson feature an assortment of photographs taken by local nature lovers and a nature and wildlife artist who works with acrylics and other mediums

1 West Wilson continues to display photos by the Friends of the Arboretum group on Floor B1. The images in this exhibit are either photographed at the Arboretum or at other nature areas in Dane County.

Nature and animal paintings by artist Effie Pollock-Guethlein are displayed on the 7th floor. The Pollock-Guethlein works in the 1 West Wilson building are acrylics, but the artist works with other mediums as well. She has a long background of artistic work and study.

What is on display?


Where are the art displays?

These art displays are located at the Department of Health Services' (DHS) historic building at 1 West Wilson Street in Madison, Wisconsin. You can view the art Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. The displays are located on the following floors:

  • First Floor - custom-built display cabinet (photo) near the central elevator lobby
  • Floor B2 (PDF map, 41 KB)
  • Floor B1 (PDF map, 72 KB)
  • Floor 6 (PDF map, 72 KB)
  • Floor 7 (PDF map, 36 KB)

The exhibit space was specifically designed to showcase the work of Wisconsin artists who have a connection to the Department of Health Services: DHS employees; residents or patients of DHS-operated facilities; or family and friends of DHS employees.

View background information on the Art Display Program.

How can I submit an artwork proposal?

My artwork is accepted, what do I need to do?

Who to contact?

If you have any questions regarding the art display program, please contact the Art Display Team at

Last Revised:  March 20, 2014