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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.

MFA Student Emily Belknap Receives 2013 Chazen Prize – Exhibition Opens March 30, 2013

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.

Exhibition of New Deal Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Coming to the Chazen

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.

Early 20th-century German and Austrian Print Exhibition Opens at Chazen Museum of Art on December 15

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.

Chazen Exhibition Will Showcase the Golden Age of British Watercolors

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.

Masterworks from Italy Coming to the Chazen

Posted: July 26 2012

Forty-five works by Renaissance old masters will be on view in the Midwest for the first time. The exhibition of paintings and two tapestries, curated by Uffizi Gallery Director Antonio Natali around the theme of the Eucharist, offers recently restored works by masters such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Titian, and il Parmigianino.

Three Exhibitions Open at Chazen Museum of Art in April 2012

Posted: March 28 2012

Press release announcing April exhibition openings, including "Spark and Flame: 50 Years of Art Glass and the University of Wisconsin–Madison."

Chazen Museum of Art Will Present “Compendium 2012: Art Department Faculty Exhibition”

Posted: January 13 2012

UW Horn Choir to Perform Annual Holiday Concert at the Chazen Museum of Art

Posted: November 30 2011

The UW Horn Choir will perform classical and seasonal favorites in the popular holiday concert.

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