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Washburn Observatory, UW Madison
Washburn Observatory, 1880 (ca.), Wisconsin Historical Society Image ID 26709.
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How did the artist get permission to install her work at Washburn Observatory?
The artist and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art consulted with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to obtain permission to use the observatory site. In collaboration with the director of the observatory and with the Department of Astronomy, arrangements were made to install the exhibition and allow educational programming for adult museum visitors and student groups while guaranteeing the availability of the observatory to university classes and public stargazers.