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Tue-Thu • noon-5 pm; Fri • noon-8 pm; Sat • 10 am-8 pm; Sun • noon-5 pm; Closed Mondays

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Accessibility
Programs are FREE except where noted. Exhibitions, lectures, tours, and special events at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact the museum at 608.257.0158 regarding special accommodations for persons with limited mobility, sight, or hearing. Relay Service is available by dialing AT&T @ 711.

MMoCA is closed every year on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Call the museum at 608.257.0158 to confirm dates and times.

Feb. 23, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Under the Influence

Art can influence and inspire. Explore your creativity and experience MMoCA after hours at Under the Influence. Begin the evening in MMoCA's main galleries with a brief gallery talk by artist and art educator Bob Elland, as he discusses Do Ho Suh. Then, move to the museum’s education workshop to enjoy selected food and wine pairings from Fresco as you create your very own masterpiece, influenced by Suh's works inspired by place and memory.

$35 MMoCA members, $45 non-members. Participation is limited to guests 21+. Visit mmoca.org for tickets information. Please purchase your tickets in advance as these sessions sell out.

Feb. 24, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm

The Alien in Our Midst: Memory, Displacement and the Making of Milwaukee’s Everyday World

In response to themes explored in Do Ho Suh, Professor Arijit Sen will discuss embodied experience, an engagement between the human body and its surroundings, as a way to understand the contemporary architecture of migrants. Embodied place-making also urges us to see the world of the “alien” as a world we all share albeit from different perspectives. This talk will focus on an inner city neighborhood of Milwaukee and examine how embodied placemaking helps us discover how contemporary immigration and global movement of people has shaped the mundane everyday world around us.                               

Arijit Sen is an architect and vernacular architecture historian who writes, teaches and studies urban cultural landscapes. Currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with an honorary appointment with the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Dr. Sen cofounded the multi-campus Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures area of doctoral research on cultural landscapes

Feb. 26, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Young at Art Reception

Organized biennially, Young at Art presents works of art by Madison Metropolitan District students in kindergarten through grade 12. The exhibition is the result of a long-standing collaboration between MMoCA and the school district’s Arts Education Department. For the exhibition, each of Madison’s public school art teachers is invited to submit up to three works of art for the exhibition, including individual works as well as those made collaboratively. The resulting exhibition showcases a full range of subject matter, technique, and art mediums – from drawing, painting, and collage to photography, metals, ceramic, fiber, and new media arts. Young at Art calls attention to children’s creative potential and to the scope and variety of individual expression. The exhibition also highlights the high caliber of art instruction in Madison’s public schools and the interdisciplinary nature of art education. The exhibition reception on Sunday, February 26th will feature a performance by East High School’s Jazz Orchestra.

Mar. 09, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Home: Lost & Found (in Korea)

Professor Jung-hye Shin will discuss how buildings embody cultural assumptions and mold our ways of thinking as a result of our everyday movement through the spaces we inhabit, and further explore how transnational movement of architectural practices and technology reshaped such relationships in the context of modern Korean history. 

Jung-hye Shin is associate professor in the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology. Her research focuses primarily on creating positive place experiences in residential homes and in public buildings by examining practical and symbolic aspects of the built environment.

Mar. 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm

Drop-In Tour: Reconfigured Reality

Drop by MMoCA for a lively and informal discussion of Reconfigured Reality: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection. Led by MMoCA’s docents, drop-in tours are free, 30-minute guided discussions that consider artists’ creative decisions, including subject, style, and materials, and the impact of these choices on expression and interpretation. Meet in the museum lobby.

Mar. 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Kids' Art Adventures: Do Ho Suh

Explore the delicate and transparent full-scale house sculpture of Do Ho Suh, rendered in pink, blue, and yellow fabric. The artist builds dreamlike structures that represent the many places he has lived. Think about a place that is special to you, and construct your own building using fabric and wire.

Kids’ Art Adventures invite families to make art together in MMoCA’s classroom following guided discussion of works on view in the museum’s exhibitions. The program is appropriate for children ages six to ten, accompanied by an adult. 

Space at Kids’ Art Adventures is limited to thirty children and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a space in the workshop. A sign-up sheet is available at the lobby welcome desk fifteen minutes before the workshop begins.

Mar. 17, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm

Intervals of Space: Do Ho Suh

Do Hu Suh's sculptures of personal places, key events, and enigmatic objects are more than biographical. Instead, this gallery talk suggests that his work illuminates the ways space intersects with time, creating a sense of productive disorientation for his viewers. 

Michael Jay McClure is associate professor of art history at the UW-Madison where he teaches the history and theory of modern and contemporary art.

Mar. 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Poetry and Performance: A Response to Do Ho Suh

Inspired by Do Ho Suh’s sculptures, paintings, and drawings, the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Rhapsodie Quartet will perform musical compositions interspersed with readings of original poems written in response to Suh’s work. The performance and reading will take place within the Do Ho Suh exhibition.

Participating poets are Amy Quan Barry, Robin Chapman, Jean Feraca, former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland, and Katrin Talbot. A portfolio of their poetry including a listing of music performed will be available in the exhibition galleries. $10 MMoCA Nights admission.

Apr. 02, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Kids' Art Adventures

Look at a variety of animal imagery in Young at Art and create a sculptural creature inspired by the amazing animals that inhabit the earth.

Kids’ Art Adventures invite families to make art together in MMoCA’s classroom following guided discussion of works on view in the museum’s exhibitions. The program is appropriate for children ages six to ten, accompanied by an adult. 

Space at Kids’ Art Adventures is limited to thirty children and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a space in the workshop. A sign-up sheet is available at the lobby welcome desk fifteen minutes before the workshop begins.

Apr. 08, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm

Drop-In Tour: Do Ho Suh

Drop by MMoCA for a lively and informal discussion of Do Ho Suh. Led by MMoCA’s docents, drop-in tours are free, 30-minute guided discussions that consider artists’ creative decisions, including subject, style, and materials, and the impact of these choices on expression and interpretation. Meet in the museum lobby.

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