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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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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.

Dec. 04, 2015 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm

Gallery Talk: The Curious Worlds of Ellen Lanyon

MMoCA curator Richard H. Axsom discusses the surreal imagery of Ellen Lanyon, who, according to art critic Lucy Lippard, was "...a rare and peculiarly American breedan honest, accessible, visionary artist, not unaware of, but resolutely independent of the imposed mainstreams of fashion."

Richard H. Axsom organizes exhibitions drawn from the museum’s collection of over 5,000 works of art. He is professor emeritus of art history at the University of Michigan, where he taught courses on modern and contemporary art for twenty-eight years, and a nationally recognized art writer who has published extensively in the area of the modern and contemporary print.

Free for MMoCA members/ $10 MMoCA Nights admission for non-members.

Dec. 12, 2015 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm

Drop-In Tour

Journey along with Warrington Colescott into the dark world of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and discover how the artist and writer illuminate art and the human condition. Led an MMoCA docent, this free, 30-minute guided tour provides you with the tools to consider artists’ creative decisions and construct meaningful interpretations of their work. Meet in the museum lobby. more »

Dec. 13, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Kids' Art Adventure

In Jennifer Steinkamp’s large scale animation Rapunzel 9, long strands of rampion flowers wave and flow like the tresses of the Grimm brothers’ beloved fairytale character. Recreate this movement in a lightweight mobile, dance stick, or crown and see its elements stir at the slightest breeze.

Kids’ Art Adventures invite families to make art together in MMoCA’s classroom following guided discussion of art on view in the museum’s exhibitions. Six- to ten-year-olds and their families should meet promptly at 1 pm in MMoCA’s lobby; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space at Kids’ Art Adventures is limited to thirty children. more »