Madison Museum Of Contemporary Art

Address: 227 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-257-0158
Fax: 608-257-5722
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Mission:

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is a nonprofit, independent organization that exists to exhibit, collect, preserve, and interpret modern and contemporary art.

MMoCA serves the art life of the community by creating opportunities for direct experience with works of art, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas about art, and by offering programs to enhance the appreciation and understanding of art.

History:

After a distinguished 105-year history in borrowed and refurbished spaces, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art opened to the public on April 23, 2006, in a new facility within Overture Center for the Arts.

Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the museum's exhilarating facility offers 51,500 square feet of space for the study, presentation, and conservation of modern and contemporary art, as well as a 7,100-square-foot rooftop sculpture garden. Public amenities include spacious galleries, a 230-seat lecture hall, a children's classroom, a new-media gallery, and a study center for drawings, prints, and photographs.

Like the rest of Overture Center, the facility was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of W. Jerome Frautschi, a long-time friend of the museum.

Recent News

  • Holiday Art Fair 2015

    Each November, the spaces of MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts are transformed as over 85 artists and specialty food vendors come together with thousands of visitors to kick off the holiday season with cheer. The 2015 Holiday Art Fair will present fine art and craft...

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  • Holiday Art Fair 2013

    For three days each winter, the spaces of MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts are transformed as over 85 artists and vendors come together with thousands of visitors to kick off the holiday season with a cheer. The Holiday Art Fair will present fine art and craft from...

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  • Exhibition - Seen/Unseen

    Artists throughout history have pictured reality as understood by their societies. Embedded in works of art are assumptions, varying from culture to culture, about the nature of all things. What is reality? Is it objective and understandable, or subjective and elusive? Finit...

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  • Exhibition - Young At Art

    Children who receive high-quality art education develop visual literacy and creative problem solving skills that are vital for succeeding in today’s world. Presenting works of art by Madison Metropolitan School District students in kindergarten through grade twelve, Yo...

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