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Chazen Museum of Art, Madison

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  • After the recent renovation and expansion opened, I took a well traveled art friend who had not been to the Chazen previously. He was impressed with it's collections for a city the size of Madison. Th...  more »
  • Very complete museum - I was impressed and pleasantly surprised. Had a wide range of styles/periods. My teenage daughter (who is artistically inclined) loves going there. Definitely recommend if you a...  more »
  • I don’t know how we missed this museum on previous visits to Madison. Will certainly go back again. Do take a moment to browse their website before you go to learn more about their permanent collectio...  more »
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  • A truly world-class art museum in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A wide array of incredible and diverse work from local, national and international artists. Must-see for people who appreciate art and even for those who don't. Be sure to carve out a good amount of time, because this is a surprisingly large museum, taking up two separate buildings. The Chazen regularly hosts guest artists and has community events throughout the year. Highly recommend!
  • This establishment houses a beautiful collection of art. All are welcome, admission is free. It's worth going through the exhibits with a tour guide. They have an incredible wealth of information, and are eager to share it with their guests. I very much enjoyed the collections of Aboriginal art, catch the collection before it heads to Seattle! Highly recommended, would love to come back.
  • Fantastic! The amount of art is amazing for being such a small Museum on the campus, and there really is something for everybody. It is true that much of it is modern art, but the historic pieces that they do have from the Archaic Period and early modern periods are something to view. What makes the museum stand out to me is the fact that it is free. I visited twice or three times a year, mostly to see the temporary exhibits, but also to see the familiar exhibits. It's very calming, and great for the whole family. Although, with a family, I might avoid the modern sculptures, as they can get graphic.
  • A wonderful museum for a city the size of Madison. Well run, clean, and new exhibits. Might not be the best for young children though. Parking can be difficult so be prepared to cross a busy street to get here. Multi level but they do have elevators. Staff was well informed on the art work on display.
  • The Chazen Museum of Art is an underappreciated cultural venue. With over 20, 000 works of art, it has the state’s second largest collection of art. On the first Sunday of every month, it offers a free classic music concert as part of its Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen series. There are works by artists like Warhol, Miro, Picasso, Gainsborough and Rothko. The museum displays works from ancient Greece to modern Africa and almost everything inbetween. Oh, and did I mention that there’s no admission charge.
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