Posted: September 13 2011
On October 22, 2011, the Chazen Museum of Art will inaugurate the new galleries in its new 86,000-square-foot building with three important exhibitions featuring the oil paintings and watercolors of abstract artist Sean Scully, late-twentieth-century American and European abstract paintings from the Simona and Jerome A. Chazen Collection, and a selection of twentieth-century prints from the Leslie and Johanna Garfield Collection.
Posted: May 01 2011
In October 2011, the museum will open the doors to a new 86,000-square-foot building designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates. The $43 million addition will add 22,500 square feet of new gallery space—more than doubling the current exhibition space, increasing access to the museum's collections, and providing more space for programs serving the campus and the community.
Posted: April 15 2011
Printmakers not only create beautiful art, they often want to deliver a specific message, whether high-minded, humorous, or appalled. Drawn from the Chazen's collection, 'The Loaded Image: Printmaking as Persuasion' showcases prints from the sixteenth century to the present as an exploration of the messages and persuasive tactics of this popular art form.
Posted: January 30 2011
The icon is a distinctive form of holy image in Eastern Orthodox cultures, designed to evoke sacred presence by appealing to the senses. Focusing on about thirty examples from the museum's permanent collection, this exhibition will explore the distinctive devotional functions, religious experiences, iconography and changing styles of Russian icons from the sixteenth to early twentieth centuries.
Posted: November 22 2010
The UW Horn Choir will perform its popular annual holiday concert at the Chazen Museum of Art on December 4, 2010, at 1 p.m. Audiences of all ages enjoy this festive event. Professor Douglas Hill has directed the horn choir since 1974, and this is his final concert as he will retire from full-time teaching in 2011.
Posted: October 25 2010
A major private collection of 20th-century sculpture has been donated to the Chazen Museum of Art, a gift from Terese and Alvin S. Lane, comprising more than 70 sculptures and 250 preparatory drawings by modernist artists.
Posted: October 22 2010
In this exhibition the Chazen brings together rarely seen leaves and manuscripts from ornate handmade books in midwestern university libraries, museums, and private collections.
Posted: October 21 2010
The south entrance to the Chazen Museum of Art (from University Avenue) is now closed for construction and landscaping of the plaza. The north entrance remains open and the museum continues to operate regular public hours.
Posted: October 14 2010
The Chazen Museum of Art celebrates a major milestone in its expansion with the completion of the new building's external construction. The program will more than double the gallery space for the presentation of the collection as well as a dynamic roster of temporary exhibitions when it opens in October 2011.
Posted: August 06 2010
Andy Warhol was a relentless photographer of the people and places around him. He constantly documented the steady stream of friends, acquaintances, celebrities, and even strangers who came to his atelier, The Factory—a place both notorious and immensely attractive for its bohemianism.