Chazen Museum of Art


Our Past Exhibitions

Sanford Biggers

June 28, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Sanford Biggers uses a wide range of media—including painting, sculpture, video, film, multicomponent installations, and performance—to encourage meaningful dialogue around narratives in American history.

Summer Spin!

June 6, 2019 to August 22, 2019

Thursday afternoons are family friendly at the Chazen Museum of Art this summer!

In the Studio

June 1, 2019 to August 11, 2019

Curated by the Chazen’s director Amy Gilman, this exhibition focuses attention on the artist’s studio, and the unique environments in which artists do their work.

Secrete, Augment, Testify: Works by Chloe Darke Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize

April 26, 2019 to June 16, 2019

The 2019 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize has been awarded to Chloe Darke.

Un/Seen: The Alchemy of Fixing Shadows

February 15, 2019 to April 14, 2019

The earliest photographic processes were simultaneously science, art, and magic. This new, strange alchemy concealed as much as it revealed, light and silver halide combining, developing, fixing with a swirl of chemical across paper, tin, glass. This exhibition was curated by students in Introduction to Museum Studies: Theory & Methods

Southern Rites

January 25, 2019 to May 12, 2019

In 2002, Gillian Laub was sent on a magazine assignment to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to document the lives of teenagers in the American South. Laub photographed surrounding Montgomery County over the following decade, returning even in the face of growing—and eventually violent—resistance on the part of some community members.

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

November 24, 2018 to January 6, 2019

In this exhibition, fourteen contemporary artists tackle the public issue of human displacement and housing insecurity. This exhibition features their responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.

Warrington Colescott: Wisconsin Master

October 23, 2018 to March 3, 2019

Prints by Warrington Colescott are on view at the Chazen Museum of Art on the second floor of the Chazen building.

Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty: Photography by Michael Kienitz

September 14, 2018 to February 3, 2019

Madison photographer Michael Kienitz created these images during five years of work in the region of Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland.

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