Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Featured Exhibitions & Events

Wisconsin Pastorale: The Early Paintings of Lois Ireland

Lois Ireland, The Homestead, c. 1944. Oil on canvas, 34¾ x 28½ inches. Collection of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison. more »

StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art

Robert Barnes, Ragno’s Place, 1981. Pastel, 14 x 23 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase, through National Endowment for the Arts grant with matching funds from Mr. and Mrs. Julian Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Renfert. Image courtesy of the artist. © Robert Barnes, 2014. more »

Experience MMoCA


Unrivaled, award-winning, contemporary art pottery from Mata Ortiz is coming to Madison June 12–14 at the Museum Store. more »

Tuesday-Thursday noon-5 pm
Friday noon-8 pm
Saturday 10 am-8 pm
Sunday noon-5 pm
Closed Mondays  

Members and volunteers provide critical support for MMoCA's exhibitions and programs while enjoying special benefits and behind-the-scenes opportunities at the museum. more »


MMoCA's annual schedule is filled with educational, social, and philanthropic events, each offering a distinctive opportunity to connect with the museum and fellow arts enthusiasts. Keep up-to-date by consulting MMoCA's calendar for event descriptions, dates, times, and locations. more »


Through its tours, talks, films, and publications, the museum gives children and adults the background to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art. MMoCA Collects, the museum's online exhibition, is a fascinating in-depth look at 30+ works from its permanent collection. more »