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.

Oct. 01, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Spotlight Cinema presents We Are the Best!

Bullied at school and ignored at home, three teenage girls decide to form a punk band, despite not having any instruments and being told that punk is dead. Set in early ’80s Stockholm, Director Lukas Moodysson’s (Show Me LoveTogether) sweet but never cloying celebration of DIY culture and youthful rebellion will make you want to yell right along with the girls as they perform their lone song, “Hate the Sport.” Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7 per screening for the general public. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum’s lobby. more »

Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Trunk Show at the Museum Store

Jeweler Susan Richter O'Connell will bring her new collection of jewelry creations to the Musuem Store for this special event. more »

Oct. 10, 2014 - 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 venues throughout the city. more »

Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

A Little Brown Mushroom Odyssey

Writer and frequent Alec Soth collaborator Brad Zellar talks about the experience of working and traveling with Soth. Soth and Zellar have worked together on such book projects as Conductors of the Moving World, House of Coates, and the seven-part LBM Dispatch, which documents the duo's travels around the United States. more »

Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Gallery Night After Party

After touring Madison's vibrant arts scene, swing by the MMoCA Lobby for the After PartyWith a full night of performances by celebrated spoken word poet Rob Dz, complimentary snacks, a cash bar by Fresco, and storybook-inspired, hands-on art activities, this party with a storytelling twist is not to be missed. The Roman Candle Pizzeria will offer complimentary artisan pizza samples (while supplies last) and the galleries will be open late so that attendees can enjoy MMoCA's newest exhibitions. Free for MMoCA members. $5 for non-members. more »

Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Drop-in Tour

Explore how artists construct visual narratives through a guided discussion of StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art with docent Carol Hay. Meet in the MMoCA lobby. more »

Oct. 12, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Kids' Art Adventure

Jason S. Yi makes mountains from everyday materials like wooden slats and duct tape. See what you can create with duct tape.

Kid's Art Adventures invite families to make art together in MMoCA's classroom following guided discussions of works on view in the museum's galleries. Six- to ten-year-olds and their families should meet promply at 1 pm in MMoCA's lobby; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space at Kids' Art Adventures is limited to thirty children and available on a first-come, first-served basis. more »

Oct. 15, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Spotlight Cinema presents Venus in Fur

This mischievous, minimalist comedy from master auteur Roman Polanski (Chinatown,Rosemary’s Baby) is a twisty, head-spinning delight. At the end of a day of fruitless auditions for his new play, a theater director is bewitched by Vanda, a mysterious actress who knows every line. The two embark on a feverish, all-night collaboration that blurs the boundaries between theater and reality. Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7 per screening for the general public. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum’s lobby. more »

Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

StoryBook: Warrington Colescott's Venice

Richard H. Axsom, MMoCA curator, will engage Warrington Colescott in a conversation about his creation of Death in Venice (1971), a portfolio of ten etchings inspired by Thomas Mann’s novella. Colescott will talk about his stay in Venice and how he wished to re-imagine Death in Venice according to his personal read of it. A selection of prints from Colescott's Death in Venice portfolio is on view in StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art. more »

Oct. 18, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Master Photographs from MMoCA's Permanent Collection Gallery Talk

Join MMoCA curator, Richard H. Axsom for an intimate look at the best of the MMoCA photography collection.
Master Photographs from MMoCA's Permanent Collection includes works by Gary Winogrand, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Richard Misrach, William Klein, and Robert Frank. Held in the Works on Paper Study Center, this exhibition will be available by appointment as well as during gallery talks on September 27 and October 18.