Calendar of Events
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.
|Sep. 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm||
Somewhere to Disappear
Somewhere to Disappear chronicles photographer Alec Soth as he traveled nearly 20,000 miles across the United States for his project, Broken Manual. Developed over a period of several years, Broken Manual features images of individuals who have chosen to establish a life alone and live, as it were, "off the grid."
Somewhere to Disappear is co-sponsored by MMoCA and PhotoMidwest. Visit photomidwest.org for more information or to purchase tickets for this and other programs organized by PhotoMidwest. Tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes before screen time. Tickets are $10 general admission/free for members of MMoCA and PhotoMidwest. more »
|Sep. 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm||
IN NO GREAT HURRY: 13 LESSONS IN LIFE WITH SAUL LEITER
Saul Leiter gained early notice for his pioneering color photographs, which were selected in 1953 by Edward Steichen for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Leiter, however, turned his back on his emerging celebrity and quietly pursued his work for the next fifty years. In No Great Hurry follows the artist, now in his 80s, as he muses on his life, work, and new-found fame. 2012, UK/USA. 75 minutes.
In No Great Hurry is co-sponsored by MMoCA and PhotoMidwest. Visit photomidwest.org for more information or to purchase tickets for this and other programs organized by PhotoMidwest. Tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes before screen time. Tickets are $10 general admission/free for members of MMoCA and PhotoMidwest.
|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 Love, Together) 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||
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 Party. With 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||
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 »