Undergraduate Exchange Program

Current Projects


Bread, Salt, Wine & Art

Stuart Deets

Community Partners: Madison West High School & Habitat for Humanity

Stuart Deets is a junior studying History, Art History & English Literature. As an Eagle Scout, he loves teaching young kids about everything from nature to cooking safety, and has taught at the Tesomas Scout Camp for the past 5 summers. Through his work as a Chazen Ambassador, he has created innovative programming for students, like dances and beach parties, to draw students into the museum. After graduation, he plans to go to graduate school to study Contemporary Art History. Stuart plans to bring his experience with education into his HEX-U Project, which will take art created by high school students, and display it in homes built by Habitat for Humanity.

Art en Route

Yusi Liu & Alexandra Polach

Community Partners: Arts + Literature Lab, Madison Community Discourse, & Madison Metro Transit

Yusi Liu is a third-year undergraduate student from Beijing, China, studying Classics and Art History. Yusi is the Director at Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee (WUD Art). She loves art, and she does some photography and curation. In her spare time, Yusi loves traveling, hiking, and tea tasting. Alex Polach is a senior Art History student from Minneapolis, Minnesota. More specifically, Alex’s studies focus on Chinese art history and studying Mandarin. Alex is the Associate Director of Development at WUD Art. Despite a busy schedule, she can always find time for cooking and enjoying a walk on the frozen lake. Yusi & Alex’s HEX-U project will call for both literary and visual artists to create uniquely commissioned works of art that will be featured on the exterior bus wraps of various Madison Metro Transit busses. The artists will work in pairs and will collaboratively come up with a final work. More information can be found on the Art en Route website.