Chazen Museum of Art

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Every year, the Chazen organizes and presents between ten and twelve temporary exhibitions. These may be drawn from significant areas of the museum's own collection, designed to showcase the work of a notable living regional or national artist, or loans to the museum from institutions around the world. Faculty and graduate students from UW–Madison or another institution may organize an exhibition in their area of expertise if it pertains to the museum collections or the campus academic programs.

In the expansion, there are new galleries dedicated to temporary exhibitions on the first and second floors, allowing all the third- and fourth-floor galleries to be devoted to the permanent collection.

To accompany the exhibitions and enrich visitors' experience, the museum offers complementary educational programming including lectures, artist talks, films, receptions, docent tours, family activities, and other events. Go to the individual exhibition page or the events calendar for more on our current programs.

See all current exhibitions.

Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections

March 3 to May 14, 2017

Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections presents sculpture and installations that concern human observation and description of the natural world. In this exhibition, Glowacki is particularly interested in the history of science and scientific illustration.

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

April 21 to July 23, 2017

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior presents a selection of more than ninety objects from one of the most important collections of Japanese arms and armor outside of Japan.

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