Chazen Museum of Art


Our Past Exhibitions

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.

Middle Child: Photographs by Alex Orellana

April 28, 2017 to June 25, 2017

Alex Orellana is the winner of the 2017 Chazen Museum Prize for an Outstanding MFA Student.

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

April 21, 2017 to July 23, 2017

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior presents a selection of more than ninety objects from one of the most important collections of Japanese arms and armor outside of Japan.

Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections

March 3, 2017 to May 14, 2017

Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections presents sculpture and installations that concern human observation and description of the natural world. In this exhibition, Glowacki is particularly interested in the history of science and scientific illustration.

Holy Mountain: Icons from Mount Athos and Photographs by Frank Horlbeck

January 27, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Exhibition offers Rare Glimpse of Orthodox Christianity’s Monastic Paradise on Mount Athos

In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura

January 20, 2017 to April 2, 2017

Museum’s First Curator Returns with In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura

Daumier Lithographs: Characters and Caricatures

December 23, 2016 to February 19, 2017

Selected from the Chazen’s collection of nearly 900 prints by Daumier, the exhibition follows Daumier’s development as the foremost satirist of his day.

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