Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming soon to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

Ellen Lanyon, Arabian Nights, 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 52 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift from the Estate of Ellen Lanyon.

Curious Worlds: The Art of Ellen Lanyon

Drawing from its rich holdings of Chicago School art, MMoCA presents an exhibition devoted to the work of Ellen Lanyon, a celebrated painter and printmaker who grew up in Chicago and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1948. Lanyon’s work embodies a unique combination of the surreal and fantastic imagery characteristic of the Chicago-based Monster Roster of the 1950s, and the eccentric figuration and meticulous detail favored by the Chicago Imagists, whose work dominated the Chicago art scene in the later 1960s and 70s.

Frank Stella, Extracts, from Moby Dick Deckle Edges, 1993. Lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, and screenprint on white TGL, handmade paper, 34 ½ x 42 ¾ inches. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002. © Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective

For over fifty years, Frank Stella has created a significant body of abstract art comprised of paintings, reliefs, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective details the artist’s remarkable career as a printmaker. It presents, as evidence, over 100 prints that make apparent how his highly experimental endeavors have redefined the traditional print.

Wisconsin Triennial 2016

In the fall of 2016, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art will present the Wisconsin Triennial, a survey of contemporary Wisconsin art. Artists from across the state are invited to apply to this exhibition. As in previous years, the 2016 Triennial will be a juried exhibition selected and organized by MMoCA curatorial staff