Press Releases

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Contact Info: 

Sara Mayer, Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau
608.441.3958· mayer@visitmadison.com

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
608.257.0158 x237· katie@mmoca.org

MMoCA Inside Out

MMoCA Inside Out
A Grand Opening Celebration for the
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
April 23--May 5, 2006

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates the opening of its new home in the Overture Center for the Arts with MMoCA Inside Out, a 13-day festival. Visitors are invited to tour the new building and enjoy films, art talks, live music, kids. workshops, and a greatly enlarged Museum Store. Opening exhibitions include Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison, a series of major commissioned works marking the city's sesquicentennial; At Home: Recent Acquisitions; and Modern Art/Contemporary Art/MMoCA Collects.

Doors open to the public at noon on April 23. Hours during the remainder of the festival are 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily. Events are free except where noted. Please call the museum at 608.257.0158 to confirm date and time for specific events.

Sunday, April 23
• Kids' Art Adventure, 12:30 p.m.
• Stuart Stotts, stories and music about Madison, 2:00 p.m.
• Panel discussion: artists Matthew Buckingham, Lee Mingwei, Truman Lowe, Nancy Mladenoff, and Alec Soth discuss Between the Lakes with curator Jane Simon, 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 24
• Drop-in tour: At Home: Recent Acquisitions, noon; no registrationrequired.

Tuesday, April 25
• Drop-in tour: architectural features of the new building, noon; no registration required.
• Matthew Buckingham lecture (co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Arts Institute), 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26
• Drop-in tour: the Works-on-Paper Study Center and collections management, noon; no registration required.
• Tai Chi in the Sculpture Garden, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27
• Drop-in tour: behind-the-scenes museum operations, noon; noregistration required.
• Gallery talk: Jo Ortel discusses the Between the Lakes installation byTruman Lowe and Donna House, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28
• Drop-in tour: Modern Art/Contemporary Art/MMoCA Collects, noon; no registration required.
• Gallery talk: Richard Axsom discusses selections from MMoCA Collects, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 30
• Kids' Art Adventure tour and workshop, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, May 1
• Drop-in tour: architectural features of the new building, noon; no registration required.

Tuesday, May 2
• Drop-in tour: Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison, noon; no registration required.

Wednesday, May 3· 
• Drop-in tour: Modern Art/Contemporary Art/MMoCA Collects, noon; no registration required.
• Tai Chi in the Sculpture Garden, 5:30 p.m.
• Stuart Levitan discusses his forthcoming book on the history of Madison, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 4
• Drop-in tour: behind-the-scenes museum operations, noon; no registration required.
• Art Partners. Art & Seek, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5
• Drop-in tour: the Works-on-Paper Study Center and collections management, noon; no registration required.
• Performance by the Hunt Quartet of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, 2:00 p.m.
• Gallery Night, 5:00.9:00 p.m.
• First Fridays at MMoCA (members free/$5 non-members), 5:3-.9:00 p.m.
Music by Tony Castañeda. Workshop: Mexican confetti eggs, 5:30 p.m. Gallery talk: Frida Kahlo.sStill Life: Pitahayas, 6:30 p.m. Film, 7:00 p.m.

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