Artistry of Innovation: WARF Patent Drawings Through Time


Nation’s premier university-technology office showcases some of its greatest hits

Science and art cross paths in an exhibit featuring contemporary and vintage patent drawings, courtesy of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

WARF has assisted generations of UW–Madison inventors patent their discoveries and advance them to the marketplace. Artistry of Innovation showcases nearly nine decades of genius from WARF’s patent collection, presenting a breathtaking array of disciplines, from Cold War engineering to the stem cell revolution and bacterial communication.

The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m. in the Union South art gallery on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit closes Nov. 14.

All images courtesy WARF. Text: Sally Younger with David Tenenbaum