Chazen Museum of Art


Our Past Exhibitions

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.

Spark and Flame: 50 Years of Art Glass and the University of Wisconsin–Madison

April 21, 2012 to August 5, 2012

2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the studio glass program, founded at the UW–Madison by Harvey Littleton. This exhibition highlights the far-reaching influence of Littleton and the UW program.

Fixed Images: Photographs from the Baker/Pisano Collection

April 14, 2012 to June 24, 2012

The Baker/Pisano Collection offers a personal and selective history of photography from the 1840s through 1980s.

Compendium 2012: Art Department Faculty Exhibition

February 4, 2012 to April 1, 2012

This exhibition of current work by the UW–Madison Art Department faculty, affiliates, and emeriti represents the breadth and scope of contemporary art today and highlights the diversity of this dynamic faculty.

The Hanga Traditions: Twentieth-Century Japanese Woodcuts

November 5, 2011 to January 15, 2012

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Japanese artists were exposed to the printmaking traditions of other countries as well as to European modernism, and they incorporated these new influences into their traditional printmaking to create vibrant, modern works.

Sean Scully Paintings and Watercolors

October 22, 2011 to January 15, 2012

The influential abstract painter Sean Scully is best known for his paintings of lines, stripes, and blocks of color. His large-scale oil paintings and intimate watercolors will inaugurate the Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries in the Chazen’s new building.

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