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Chazen Museum of Art, Madison

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The Chazen Museum of Art is a valued resource, presenting a significant permanent collection, compelling temporary exhibitions, and innovative programming. The museum, on the UW-Madison campus, offers something new and extraordinary every visit. The Chazen expansion, which doubles the size of the museum, is now open.

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  • This may not be The Art Institute of Chicago, where I’m a member, but it has very much the same vibe. Their collection runs the gamut of art through time and place, so it’s a great place to go to rech...  more »
  • It wasn't really my style for a museum but it did have some gems, even for me. Nice Asian collection and the collection of pottery (which actually isn't my style) was most impressive. A lot of modern ...  more »
  • We love art, especially the modern and contemporary manifestations, and when we travel, we try not to miss a museum. However, we had no particular expectations about the Chazen, and were very pleasant...  more »
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  • An oasis near the heart of the campus quite close to the memorial union and waterfront. The museum is open and airy. There are several donated collections here and most of what i saw was from the modern era. When turning a corner into a gallery there was always a work that immediately captured my attention. A pleasing discovery and i regretted leaving after only an hour.
  • This beautiful university art gallery has no admission charge. The galleries are bright and creatively filled with an interesting mix of works. The art on display includes paintings, sculpture and ceramics from antiquity until the present time. Madison is lucky to have so many attractions that are free. This museum has a wide variety of paintings and sculptures that span hundreds of years. The museum itself is beautiful and spacious. A real must see if you are in town.
  • The Chazen Museum of Art is quite spectacular and truly more amazing than a visit to Starbucks. Go there for an entire week sometime. It's incredible and the art is character building and expressive in a way that is impressive.
  • Love this place and you can't beat the price. It is free and there is no way you will see it all in one day. Convenient parking for being downtown and a great place to go!
  • This is a really nice gallery. There is a nice mix of sculptures, mixed media and paintings in a wide variety of style's. There is a little bit of everything here.
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