Chazen Museum of Art


Our Past Exhibitions

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.

Discerning Taste: Paintings from the Simona and Jerome A. Chazen Collection

October 22, 2011 to March 11, 2012

This exhibition of mostly late-twentieth-century American and European abstract paintings from the collection of Simona and Jerome A. Chazen includes works by such artists as David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, and Gerhard Richter.

The Leslie and Johanna Garfield Collection: A Passion for Prints

October 22, 2011 to January 15, 2012

This exhibition highlights a rich collection of prints by German Expressionist artists, British printmakers of the Grosvenor School, American Provincetown printmakers, and contemporary masters.

The Loaded Image: Printmaking as Persuasion

June 18, 2011 to October 30, 2011

Printmakers not only create beautiful art, they often want to deliver a specific message, whether high-minded, humorous, or appalled.

Holy Image, Sacred Presence: Russian Icons, 1500–1900

March 13, 2011 to June 5, 2011

The icon is a distinctive form of holy image in Eastern Orthodox cultures, intended to evoke sacred presence by appealing to the senses.

Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections

December 18, 2010 to February 27, 2011

“Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections” brings together rarely seen ornate handmade books from university libraries, museums, and private collections in seven states.

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