Posted: November 25 2014
Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible will present 68 original pages from all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible along with tools, sketches, materials, and rare books, which help to tell the story of this monumental creation.
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
Posted: August 13 2014
The Human Condition opens in September and will take over the Rowland, Garfield and Mayer galleries!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.