Chazen Museum of Art

Past

Our Past Exhibitions

Xu Bing, Background Story: A New Approach to Landscape Painting

October 16, 2015 to January 10, 2016

As is often the case with Xu Bing, the artwork is not what it first appears to be.

Roger Ballen Photography

September 4, 2015 to November 1, 2015

Roger Ballen is one of the most original image makers of the twenty-first century. This exhibition features recent black-and-white photographs from Asylum of the Birds and I Fink U Freeky

Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah

July 24, 2015 to September 27, 2015

Conceived by Faisal Abdu’Allah, Associate Professor, Art Department, and developed collaboratively with UW–Madison student curators.

Print Tsunami: Japonisme and Paris

July 3, 2015 to August 23, 2015

The works in this exhibition draw from the Chazen’s collection of prints to compare the works of French printmakers to the Japanese prints that inspired them.

Kill the Idiot, Save the Fan

April 25, 2015 to June 7, 2015

Rory Erler Wakemup is the winner of the 2015 Chazen Museum Prize to an outstanding MFA Student

Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art

April 10, 2015 to July 5, 2015

Innovative new work from artists’ studios in Beijing will be on display in the spring

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.

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