Dean Robbins

Dean Robbins is the author of the children’s picture books Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (Scholastic); Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote (Knopf); and Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing (Knopf). His books have been featured on National Public Radio, praised in major newspapers, and chosen for best-of-the-year honors by Smithsonian Air & Space magazine, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center,, the Raleigh News & Observer, the Planetary Society, and the Children’s Book Council, among others. Two Friends was adapted as a short film by Weston Woods Studios. As a journalist, Dean served as the longtime editor of the weekly newspaper Isthmus, as well as a nationally syndicated arts critic. He has contributed to USA Today, the Village Voice, the Grammy Awards, and dozens of other magazines and newspapers. He has interviewed a wide range of arts figures, including Robert Redford, Yoko Ono, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, and Ella Fitzgerald. Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasts his personal essays on arts and historical topics.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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