Chazen Museum of Art


Our Past Exhibitions

Michael Lucero Installation

May 10, 2013 to August 18, 2013

In 1978–79, Michael Lucero—now best known for his ceramic sculpture—constructed a series of hanging figures from fruit crates scavenged in Chinatown. This exhibition features all seventeen figures.

Backyard Dilemmas: Constructed Landscapes by Emily Belknap

March 30, 2013 to May 12, 2013

Emily Belknap is the winner of the 2013 Chazen Prize to an Outstanding MFA Student. Her work explores the relationship between landscapes on the edge of town and in the backyard.

Drawings from the Joseph McCrindle Collection

March 16, 2013 to May 26, 2013

A selection of English, Italian, and French drawings donated by Joseph McCrindle, founder of the Transatlantic Review magazine.

1934: A New Deal for Artists

February 16, 2013 to April 28, 2013

The Public Works of Art Project was the first federal program to support the arts. In 1934 the PWAP employed thousands of artists to paint regional, recognizable subjects—from portraits to cityscapes and street scenes to landscapes and rural life. This exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the PWAP, presenting 56 vibrant paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s unparalleled collection.

German and Austrian Prints: 1890–1925

December 15, 2012 to March 3, 2013

This selection of works from the collection of a University of Wisconsin alumna will survey the breadth of German and Austrian printmaking at the beginning of the 20th century, a period of experimentation and personal expression.

The Golden Age of British Watercolors, 1790–1910

September 22, 2012 to December 2, 2012

This exhibition demonstrates the distinctive characteristics of watercolor—delicacy, luminosity, visual opulence, and technical difficulty—and presents a range of nineteenth-century subject matter, including landscape, still life, fairy painting, and classical themes.

Offering of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery

August 24, 2012 to November 25, 2012

This exhibition of 45 rarely seen paintings and tapestries from the renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, includes works by Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters such as Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Titian. The exhibition highlights the theme of the Eucharist in art from the Creation of Adam and Eve to the Resurrection.

Summer Breeze: The Fan in Japanese Prints

July 7, 2012 to September 9, 2012

In nineteenth-century Japan the fan not only provided relief from the oppressive heat, it became a fashionable representation of summer. Drawn from the Chazen’s Van Vleck Collection, this exhibition offers a refreshing look at an icon.

The Development of the Print Edition

June 23, 2012 to October 28, 2012

This exhibition from the Chazen’s collection will trace the forces that shaped the print edition.

First Chazen Prize to an Outstanding MFA Student

April 28, 2012 to June 10, 2012

Jason Ramey is the first winner of the annual Chazen Prize to an Outstanding MFA Student, awarded to a 3rd year UW–Madison Art Department graduate student.

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