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.
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.
Posted: March 18 2013
Emily Belknap has been named the winner of the 2013 Chazen Prize to an Outstanding MFA Student. Backyard Dilemmas: Constructed Landscapes by Emily Belknap, an exhibition of her work opens March 30, 2013.
Posted: January 30 2013
An exhibition of 56 paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, originally created in 1933-34 for the Public Works of Art Project - the first federal program to support the arts.
Posted: December 06 2012
At the beginning of the 20th century, German and Austrian artists sought novel ways of looking at the world that departed radically from classical ideals, resulting in unprecedented experimentation and personal expression. Drawn from a collection of works recently donated to the museum by UW–Madison alumna Barbara Mackey Kaerwer, German and Austrian Prints: 1890–1925 will survey the breadth of German and Austrian printmaking during the period.
Posted: September 21 2012
Watercolor reached its pinnacle of quality and visibility in Victorian Britain. The Golden Age of British Watercolors, 1790–1910 will showcase the Chazen’s rich collection of nineteenth-century watercolor paintings and is augmented by several important works loaned by the Yale Center for British Art. Curated by undergraduate and graduate students at UW–Madison, the exhibition includes about twenty-five works by major watercolorists known for perfecting the art form, such as David Cox and William Henry Hunt.