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Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Ave., Madison, WI
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Every year, the Chazen organizes and presents between ten and twelve temporary exhibitions. These may be drawn from significant areas of the museum's own collection, designed to showcase the work of a notable living regional or national artist, or loaned to the museum from institutions around the world. Faculty and graduate students from UW–Madison or another institution may organize an exhibition in their area of expertise if it pertains to the museum collections or the campus academic programs.
In the expansion, there will be new galleries dedicated to temporary exhibitions on the first and second floors, allowing all the third- and fourth-floor galleries to be devoted to the permanent collection.
To accompany the exhibitions and enrich visitors' experience, the museum offers complementary educational programming including lectures, artist talks, films, receptions, docent tours, family activities, and other events. Go to the individual exhibition page or the events calendar for more on our current programs.
A selection of English, Italian, and French drawings donated by Joseph McCrindle, founder of the Transatlantic Review magazine.
In 1978–79, Michael Lucero—now best known for his ceramic sculpture—constructed a series of hanging figures from fruit crates scavenged in Chinatown. This exhibition features all seventeen figures.
When the Chazen Museum of Art opened in the fall of 1970 as the Elvehjem Art Center, the collection of 1,600 paintings and works on paper had been acquired by the UW–Madison since 1885. Today, there are over 20,000 works of art in the museum's collections. These holdings represent the entire spectrum of art history across culture, period, media, and genre. For more information about our collection visit the main Collections page. You can also search the collection or browse the categories below.