Calendar of Events

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

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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. 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Drop-In Tour

Consider the ideas expressed in Eric and Heather ChanSchatz’s project, Madison: A Cooperative Almanac, commissioned by MMoCA on the occasion of their exhibition. Led by MMoCA docent Ann Kohl-Re, this free guided tour provides tools to consider artists’ creative decisions and develop meaningful interpretations of their work. Meet in the MMoCA lobby. more »

Apr. 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Kids' Art Adventure

Explore the third dimension! Take a look at the sculpture on view at MMoCA. Then make your own using newspaper, plaster bandages, and paint. Be sure to dress for a mess at this Kids’ Art Adventure. more »

Apr. 12, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Young at Art Reception

Join us in celebrating children’s creative potential and the high caliber of art instruction in Madison’s public schools. Enjoy the art of students in the Madison Metropolitan School District and live music from East High School's East Jazz Orchestra. more »

Apr. 23, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Hair Affair: The Art of Hair

MMoCA will host its fourth biennial Hair Affair: The Art of Hair. This festive evening celebrates the fantastical art of hair design, showcasing extreme hair sculptures created by premier salons and stylists from the Madison area. The event will feature seasonal hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, cocktails, a live DJ, and a silent auction with spa, salon, and other indulgent delights. The event will include 20 or more salon participants, and a VIP ticket option, with exclusive seating for the show. more »

May. 01, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Gallery Night

Organized by MMoCA each spring and fall, Gallery Night is Madison’s citywide celebration of the visual arts. Art lovers can look forward to free demonstrations, new works of art, and live performances at arts venues and galleries across the city. more »

May. 01, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Alfredo Jaar: It is Difficult

Internationally renowned artist Alfredo Jaar discusses his current projects, which expand upon his long history of installations and public interventions that confront political violence, poverty, exploitation, and imbalances of power. His work has been widely exhibited at prominent international contemporary art venues and institutions. Among other awards and honors, Jaar has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

The lecture is cosponsored with the UW Center for the Humanities, which advances the humanities on campus and beyond by drawing faculty, staff, students, and the public into informed, thoughtful discourse on the political, literary, ethical, and aesthetic questions of the day.