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Date of Release: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
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Sheri Castelnuovo, Curator of Education
608.257.0158 x 227 or scasteln@mmoca.org 

Katie Kazan, 
Director of Public Information
608.257.0158 x 237 or katie@mmoca.org

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In Depth: A Closer Look at MMoCA's Permanent Collection

Discussions and Workshops Accompany
In Depth: A Closer Look at MMoCA's Permanent Collection

MADISON, WI – The education department of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has organized a series of lectures, gallery talks, and workshops related to its new exhibition, In Depth: A Closer Look at MMoCA's Permanent Collection. Programs are free except where noted.
  
Gallery Talks
  
Friday, February 2 ·  6:30 pm
The exhibition's consulting curator, Richard H. Axsom, PhD, highlights American Pop art, including works by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Claes Oldenburg.
  
Friday, March 2 ·  6:30 pm
Eduardo de Jesús Douglas, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Art History, discusses Mexican modernism, including photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo and selections from the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People's Graphic Workshop).
  
Friday, March 23 ·  6:30 pm
Linde Brady, PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Art History, discusses distinctive qualities of modern and contemporary photography. 
  
Friday, March 30 ·  6:30 pm 
Michael J. McClure, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Art, discusses the work of Ed Ruscha and his contemporaries. 
 
Lecture Series
  
Face, Place, and Space in Modern and Contemporary Art
Thursdays, February 15, 22, and March 1 ·  6:30–8 pm
 
Face, Place, and Space in Modern and Contemporary Art is a three-part seminar held in conjunction with In Depth: A Closer Look at MMoCA's Permanent Collection. Dr. Richard H. Axsom, a noted scholar who serves as guest curator for the exhibition, leads the series. Each 90-minute session begins with an illustrated lecture in the museum's auditorium and moves to the main galleries for discussion of works included in the exhibition.
  
Lectures are free for MMoCA members. Cost for nonmembers is $10 per seminar; $25 for the series. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required; contact MMoCA's education department at 257.0158 x 227 to reserve tickets. 
  
Face, Place, and Space in Modern and Contemporary Art was made possible through the generous support of Valerie and Andreas Kazamias.
 
Hands-on Workshops
  
Family Workshop
Friday, March 2 ·  6–8 pm
Adults and kids can get in touch with their inner artist in this family workshop led by artist and educator Anette Hansen. Activities are planned for ages 8 and up, but younger siblings are welcome. Participants may drop in any time during the two-hour program; all supplies are provided. Organized in conjunction with First Fridays at MMoCA. Classroom.
 
Kids' Art Adventures
Kids' Art Adventures invite families to make art together inspired by MMoCA's current exhibitions. Activities are planned for 6 to 10 year olds, but younger siblings are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Participants should meet promptly at 1 pm in MMoCA's main lobby.
  
Sunday, February 11 ·   1–3 pm
Make salt and watercolor landscapes inspired by Tom Uttech's painting, Auzhogaewin Kitchiwa Nibi, which depicts night at the edge of a forest where the waters of a mist-filled river rush by. 
  
Sunday, March 11 ·   1–3 pm
Take in a visual feast by exploring the work of American Pop artists Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenburg, and Claes Oldenburg, then make your own Pop-art food sculptures.
  
Kids' Art Adventures are offered on the second Sunday of the month September through May, excluding April 8, Easter Sunday. American Family Insurance provides generous support for Kids' Art Adventures and other “second Sunday” family activities. 

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