Chazen Museum of Art

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Our Past Exhibitions

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting

February 23, 2018 to May 20, 2018

The Tile Club was one of many societies that formed across the United States during the late nineteenth century. Including such well-known artists as Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edwin Austin Abbey, J. Alden Weir, and John H. Twachtman, the club was founded in 1877 riding a wave of interest in the decorative arts.

What’s In A Jug? Art, Technology, Culture

February 9, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Curated by students in Introduction to Museum Studies: Theory & Methods, this exhibition examines historic ceramic vessels and their technologies, artistry, and meanings.

Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection

January 26, 2018 to April 22, 2018

Since the 1960s, Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists have spearheaded a renaissance in the world’s oldest continuous artistic tradition, innovating within the idioms of visual languages that have developed over the course of millennia.

Fantastic Illustration from the Korshak Collection

November 17, 2017 to February 4, 2018

This exhibition explores the ever-evolving visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature with illustrations from the collection of Stephen Korshak.

Certainty and Doubt: Paintings by Dan Ramirez

October 13, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Drawn from Madison and Midwestern collections, this exhibition highlights the artistic vision of Chicago-based artist Dan Ramirez.

German Expressionist Prints: Barbara Mackey Kaerwer’s Legacy

September 1, 2017 to November 5, 2017

Barbara Mackey Kaerwer, art historian, lecturer, collector, and great friend of the Chazen Museum of Art. Prints by Egon Schiele, Emil Nolde, Franz Marc, and Kathe Kollwitz are among Mrs. Kaerwer’s many gifts to the Chazen and are featured in this exhibition.

Karen LaMonte: Floating World

August 11, 2017 to September 24, 2017

Life-sized kimonos cast in glass, ceramic, bronze, and rusted iron will fill the Rowland Galleries for Karen LaMonte: Floating World at the Chazen Museum of Art

Sets: Printed Variations

May 26, 2017 to August 20, 2017

Sets: Printed Variations will present a few of the sets of prints from the Chazen’s permanent collection. Although these sets of artworks are made up of individual works which can stand independently, this exhibition will show them as groups of works, as they were originally created.

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