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A special Sunday afternoon concert and live webcast from the Chazen

Posted: September 22 2014

The Chazen, along with the Pro Arte Quartet, is pleased to announce a special Sunday afternoon concert and live webcast from the Chazen’s Gallery III, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m

“The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection” Opens September 5

Posted: August 13 2014

The Human Condition opens in September and will take over the Rowland, Garfield and Mayer galleries!

Dine Exhibition at the Chazen Features the Human Skull across Diverse Media

Posted: April 01 2014

Jim Dine is one of the most recognizable and prolific of American artists. His work is characterized by the invention, repetition, and reinvention of now-familiar themes: hearts, a bathrobe, tools, and the human skull among them.

Marginalia in cARTography on view February 28–May 18

Posted: February 12 2014

Marginalia in cARTography explores the marginalia on maps dating from the thirteenth century through the 1960s. The exhibit includes nearly fifty maps drawn from thirteen libraries across the country, including UW–Madison’s Department of Special Collections and the Robinson Map Library.

“Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3” Opens at Chazen Museum of Art on February 7

Posted: February 04 2014

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 is the culmination of a decade-long investigation and exploration into fine art created by Indigenous artists from North America, defined by their regional origins. This concluding exhibition of the three-part series presents new work by Native American, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and designers from the Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the United States and Canada.

Ikeda Manabu artist-in-residence at work

Posted: December 05 2013

Opportunities to observe Ikeda Manabu artist-in-residence at work During his multi-year residency, Ikeda Manabu is working on one pen-and-ink drawing that will measure ten by thirteen feet. The subject, rendered in meticulous detail, is disaster and recovery.

Chazen Launches ART•SPIN Initiative

Posted: September 18 2013

The Chazen Museum of Art is pleased to announce ART•SPIN its new community outreach initiative to further expand the museum’s offerings and community access to arts programming. ART•SPIN events will be presented with support from area businesses and highlight area artists, musicians, and performers. Many of these special events will be organized in conjunction with a major exhibition, thus informing the visual art on display with performing arts and hands-on activities. ART•SPIN events will be free of charge.

Romare Bearden Exhibition Comes to the Chazen in Fall 2013

Posted: July 02 2013

In 1977, Romare Bearden created a series of collages and watercolors based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s Odyssey series bridged classical mythology and African American culture. The series conveyed timelessness and the universality of the human condition. This exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) represents the first full-scale presentation of these works outside of New York City.

Exhibition of Japanese Prints Features the Sea

Posted: May 30 2013

The artists of an island nation so dependent upon the ocean are drawn to the sea as setting and subject. Gifts of the Ebb Tide, also called The Shell Book, stands out among traditional Japanese sea prints. The museum's early impression of the book is the centerpiece of this exhibition, along with other Japanese prints from the collection.

Exhibition of Works by Michael Lucero at the Chazen Opens May 10

Posted: May 02 2013

Michael Lucero Installation will include a series of 17 hanging figures made from scavenged fruit crates early in the ceramicist's career, as well as monoprints prepared specifically for this exhibition.

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