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Chazen Museum of Art Announces Grand Opening Events

Posted: October 04 2011

The museum invites visitors to explore the new building during the grand opening events in late October.

Chazen Museum of Art Opens New Building with Three Special Exhibitions

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.

New Building by Machado & Silvetti to Open in October 2011

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.

Created to Sway: Exhibition of Persuasive Prints at the Chazen

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.

Chazen Museum of Art Presents Exhibition of Russian Icons

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.

UW Horn Choir to Perform Annual Holiday Concert

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.

Major 20th-Century Sculpture Collection Goes to Chazen Museum of Art

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.

Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections at the Chazen Museum of Art

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.

Chazen Museum of Art South Entrance Closed for Plaza Reconstruction

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.

Chazen Museum to Unveil 86,000-square-foot Expansion in October 2011

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.

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