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Madison, WI
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Exhibition: Sanford Biggers
06/28/2019 - 09/22/2019 (more information)
Sanford Biggers
Exhibition:  Sanford Biggers
The Lacemaker (La Dentellière), 1906
Exhibition: In the Studio
06/01/2019 = 08/11/19 (more information)
Louis Valtat, (French, 1869–1952)
The Lacemaker (La Dentellière), 1906
oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 in.,
gift of the John E. Fellowes Family, 2006.9

Chazen Museum of Art
800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-2246
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www.chazen.wisc.edu

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The Chazen is located at 750 University Avenue on the UW–Madison campus.

Admission is free. The museum is open to the public.

Museum Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum Shop Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 11:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Closed Mondays, Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Docent Tours
Drop-in guided tours are available on Sundays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 12:30 pm. Check our events calendar for details.

Kohler Art Library Hours
Library hours change seasonally. Visit the Kohler Art Library website or call (608) 263-2258 or current schedule.

Download the Chazen Museum of Art floor plan

Chazen Museum of Art Mission
We collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art and present related educational programs in support of the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

We do this because the visual arts enrich individual human experience and because knowledge of art is essential to understanding diverse cultures, past and present.

About the Chazen Museum of Art
The Chazen Museum of Art opened in 1970 as the Elvehjem Art Center to further the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s mission of education, research, and public service. In 1978 it became the Elvehjem Museum of Art, and in 2005, in honor of a lead gift toward expansion, was renamed the Chazen Museum of Art. The expansion opened in October, 2011, doubling the size of the museum. The new building is joined to the Conrad A. Elvehjem building by a dramatic and functional bridge gallery. The Elvehjem Building is dedicated to the memory of the president of the UW–Madison from 1958 to 1962. The Chazen is a division of the Office of the Provost at the UW–Madison.

The Chazen is home to the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin: more than 20,000 works include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and decorative arts. The permanent collection covers diverse historical periods, cultures, and geographic locations, from ancient Greece, Western Europe, and the Soviet Empire, to Moghul India, eighteenth-century Japan, and modern Africa. The collection continues to grow thanks to artwork donations and purchases.

The museum also presents frequent temporary exhibitions that highlight the collection or are borrowed from other museums, broadening the offerings to visitors. These temporary exhibitions may be local, national, or international, contemporary or historical in scope.

As a state educational resource, the Chazen offers tours, talks by artists and scholars, and other educational programs and outreach for schoolchildren, college students, and art lovers of all ages. Special events include exhibition receptions, family days, gallery nights, Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen, and Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen. These offerings are free and open to the public.

Collections
When the Chazen Museum of Art opened in the fall of 1970 as the Elvehjem Art Center, the collection of 1,600 paintings and works on paper had been acquired by the UW–Madison since 1885. Today, there are over 20,000 works of art in the museum's collections representing the entire spectrum of art history across culture, period, media, and genre. See the Collections Information page to learn more about our holdings. You can also search the collection or browse the categories below.

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Exhibitions

Sanford Biggers
June 28 to September 22, 2019
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In the Studio
June 1 to August 11
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