Chazen Museum of Art



When dropping off visitors, vehicles may pull into a drive in front of the Chazen Museum on the right-hand side of University Avenue between Lake and Park Streets. The drive is out of traffic and has safe areas for loading and unloading.

During normal business hours, there is one accessible parking stall in this area. UW Permit stalls are available to park in after 4:30 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday. Please see the parking page for more information about parking ramps nearby.

Entrances & ElevatorsTop

All entrances to the museum have accessible power-assist doors.

The Chazen Museum includes two buildings, the expansion at 750 University Avenue and the original Elvehjem Building at 800 University Avenue. The two buildings are joined by an enclosed bridge, accessible from the third floor.

The Chazen building's elevator is located in the main lobby, on the west side of the building next to the Chazen Café. The Elvehjem Building also has an elevator, which is located near the north entrance. Please note that the elevator is not accessible from the south entrance closest to University Avenue. Use of the Elvehjem Building elevator is partially restricted. It is self-operated between the lower level and floors one and two. To access galleries on floors three and four, press the blue call button located on the wall to the right of the elevator door and a security officer will assist.


The Chazen is happy to offer manual wheelchairs that may be used, free of charge, in the building. To borrow a wheelchair, please ask at the Visitor Services Desk in the lobby of the Chazen building. For questions or assistance with your visit, contact the museum visitor services associate.

Service DogsTop

We follow the Federal and State Government's guidelines on service animals. The Chazen welcomes dogs that are trained to perform a task or work for a person with a disability. Please leave pets and emotional support animals at home.

Vision ImpairedTop

On request, tactile educational materials focusing on artistic methods can be incorporated into a gallery tour.

The educational materials are suitable for children as well as adults. Arrangements, including date and time, for all tours, must be made at least four weeks in advance.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, contact the curator of education.

Hearing ImpairedTop

The Chazen can provide sign language interpretation for guided tours and other educational programs with four-week advance notice.

For more information or to request sign language interpretation, contact the curator of education.

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Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Ave., Madison, WI

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