Throughout 2018-2019, UW Division of the Arts Videographer, Aaron Granat, captured our stories to create a series of 50th anniversary videos. But, we weren’t always perfect in our delivery! Help us share a laugh with our outtakes video!


The Wisconsin MBA Program in arts administration is committed to providing hands-on learning opportunities in arts and community management. To help ensure that students are prepared for a career in arts leadership, the program incorporates direct work experience with respected cultural organizations. In addition, students make site visits to leading organizations around the country, and each student gains firsthand experience with leadership and group decision-making by serving on a nonprofit board.

For 50 years, we have produced over 300 graduates in Arts Administration. Most of these students left the Center with a graduate degree - yet some lucky Bolzies left with a degree AND a partner for life. Love is in the air today. Happy Valentine's Day from the Bolz Center!

One of the highlights of the Bolz Center is the amazing network of alumni and friends of the Center that support our great work.

Honoring the Bolz Family for their special gift that has provided program and scholarship support for students since 1993.

Celebrating the legacy of E. Arthur Prieve, founding director of the UW-Madison graduate program in Arts Administration

The Bolz Center celebrates 50 years of the graduate program in Arts Administration, and 25 years of the naming gift by the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Foundation.


Very special video production thanks to:

aaron granat, videographer, UW-Madison division of the arts

with the support of current bolz Center students
amber h. h. porter and reggie Liu

and all of our participating Bolz Center family:

Richard Mackie

Laura Martino

Jennifer McFarland

Jim O’Connell

François Ortalo-Magné

Nick Pjevach

Lex Poppens

Matthew Poulson

Mary Jo Prieve

Angela Richardson

Ralph Russo

Emma Salisbury

Eric Salisbury

Mae Saul

Sherry Shaffer

Sarah Sosa-Acevedo

Anna Strand

Robert Ten Eyck

George Tzougros

David Ulaszek

Sherry Wagner-Henry

Jodi Beznoska

Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Jack Bolz

Marian Bolz

Kristen Brogdon

Becky Buckman

Grace Davis

Vikki Doherty

Luis Dominguez Romero

Beverly Dusso

Stephen Fleischman

Sarah Fowles

Ken Goldman

Heather Good

Katerina Herder

Alice Ferris

Dean Barry Gerhart

Barbara Katz

Jara Kern

Beth Larson

Betsy Lundgren