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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.

Apr. 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Hair Affair: The Art of Hair

MMoCA’s biennial event, Hair Affair: The Art of Hair, has become well known as the wildest runway show and outlandish fundraiser for the museum. This festive evening celebrates the intersection of art and hair design, showcasing extreme hair sculptures conceived and executed by local salons and stylists. Hair Affair will return the evening of Thursday, April 27, with designs based on “Myths and Monsters.” These amazing hair sculptures will impress attendees with height, width and creativity. During this one-night-only event, the hair sculptures will be presented on live models during a runway show. The event will also feature hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, cocktails, a live DJ, amusements, and a silent auction offering great packages. Both general admission and VIP options with exclusive seating will be available. Save the date now, invitations will be mailed in March.

For more information about participating in the event, please contact Annik Dupaty at or 608.257.0158 x229.

May. 05, 2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Gallery Night

Showcasing the city's vibrant arts community, Gallery Night is a long-time Madison tradition. Organized each spring and fall by MMoCA, Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, demonstrations, and refreshments at nearly 80 venues throughout the city.

Stop by MMoCA to enjoy a first look at Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time in the State Street Gallery and Digital Aura in the Imprint Gallery. Revisit Do Ho Suh and Reconfigured Reality. On Gallery Night, the MMoCA Museum Store is pleased to present the 2017 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly. Please call the museum store for availability and pricing. more>>


May. 07, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Kids' Art Adventures: Do Ho Suh

See how Do Ho Suh uses colorful thread and watercolor to create original works on paper that address themes of home, memory, and self-identity. Learn how to creatively embroider with basic stitches in a project inspired by Do Ho Suh’s threaded artworks.

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.

May. 13, 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.

Jun. 02, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

MMoCA Opening, Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time

Join us at MMoCA on Friday, June 2 to celebrate the exhibition Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time. Born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, Olujimi is a multidisciplinary artist who metaphorically addresses the entrenched hierarchies of power that impact how we see and experience the world and each other.

The reception will begin at 6:00pm in the museum lobby. At 6:30pm Kambui Olujimi will give an artist talk in the Lecture Hall, addressing the exhibition Zulu Time within the context of his larger artistic practice. Throughout the evening, guests will be treated to a concoction of classical violin, hip hop, trap, jazz, and R&B music from Alida LaCosse & Cooper Talbot. Hors d’oeuvres from Fresco and a cash bar will be available in the lobby. Free for MMoCA members /$10 for non-members.