Chazen Museum of Art

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Our Past Exhibitions

Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today

March 6, 2015 to June 21, 2015

Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today explores the way photography is used, understood, and experienced in today’s Cuba

Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

December 19, 2014 to March 15, 2015

The Saint John’s Bible is a hand-written and illuminated bible commissioned by the monks of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. Celebrated calligrapher Donald Jackson and a team of scribes and illuminators completed the bible over a fifteen-year period employing techniques and materials that untold scribes before them used prior to the invention of the printing press.

American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection

December 19, 2014 to February 22, 2015

American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection traces the popularity of the monotype in America, defining the technique, elaborating on its refinements, and placing the artists into historical context.

The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture

September 5, 2014 to November 30, 2014

Clay often connotes function and utility — think crockery, teapots and bricks. The thirty-five artists showing over 100 artworks in The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, use clay to build heroic figures, mimic riveted steel, and even riff on a classic tea set that’s anything but functional.

A Passion for Photography: The John W. and Carol L.H. Green Collection

May 30, 2014 to August 17, 2014

These black-and-white images, most from the first half of the twentieth century, are remarkable in that they document and record the cultural milieu of the time, and are themselves artworks, of and by artists, created at a point when a dialogue about photography’s place in the world of art had just begun.

“I knew him.” Jim Dine Skulls, 1982–2000

May 16, 2014 to August 17, 2014

Jim Dine is one of the most recognizable and prolific of American artists. His work is characterized by the invention, repetition, and reinvention of now-familiar themes: hearts, a bathrobe, tools, and the human skull among them. Dine has always worked in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, collage, ceramics, photography, performance, books and mixed media.

“You know she’s a little bit dangerous”

April 26, 2014 to June 8, 2014

Sandra Erbacher is the winner of the 2014 Chazen Museum Prize to an Outstanding MFA Student.

Marginalia in cARTography

February 28, 2014 to May 18, 2014

Marginalia in cARTography explores the marginalia on maps dating from the thirteenth century through the 1960s. The exhibit includes nearly fifty maps drawn from thirteen libraries across the country, including UW–Madison’s Department of Special Collections and the Robinson Map Library.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3, Contemporary Native Art from the Northeast and Southeast

February 7, 2014 to April 27, 2014

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 presents works by Native artists in regions east of the Mississippi and recasts these works through the lens of contemporary art and design from around the globe.

Ikeda Manabu and Tenmyouya Hisashi

December 13, 2013 to February 16, 2014

This exhibition features the art of two contemporary Japanese artists, Ikeda Manabu and Tenmyouya Hisashi and introduces a new work by each into the museum’s permanent collection.

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