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.

Nov. 28, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Black Friday Sale

The award-winning museum store offers contemporary American craft and fine jewelry. Items purchased at the Museum Store benefit and support MMoCA exhibitions and programs. The Black Friday Sale will offer 25% off of one non-consigned item. Members may add their membership discounts on top of this once-a-year special sale! more »

Dec. 05, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

MMoCA Night: Narayan Mahon Opening Reception

Starting at 6 pm, guests can preview Mahon’s works, which explore the unrecognized countries of Abkhazia, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria, Nagorno Karabakh, and Somaliland. Mahon will discuss his photographs and experiences in a gallery talk beginning at 6:30 pm. This MMoCA Nights will offer a live performance by electronic beat maker Coby Ashpis, and hors d’oeuvres from Fresco will round out the evening. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members. more »

Dec. 05, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Gallery Talk: Narayan Mahon

Award-winning photographer Narayan Mahon will discuss the experiences he confronted while documenting the unrecognized countries of Abkhazia, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria, Nagorno Karabakh, and Somaliland. Lands in Limbo, the artist’s first museum exhibition, captures the day-to-day realities of individuals grappling with matters of cultural and ethnic identity, economic devastation, and self-determination in the face of extreme international isolation. Raising timely questions about the meaning of national sovereignty in the increasingly globalized world of the twentieth-first century, Mahon opens up space for a larger dialogue about the role of documentary photography in contemporary art.  Free for MMoCA members / $10 MMoCA Nights admission. more »

Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Drop-in Tour

Explore the off-the-beaten-path aspects of America through Minnesota Photographer Alec Soth's images of people engaged in life here in Madison, along the Mississippi River, and elsewhere in the United States. Docent Dianne Greenley will lead this lively and informal discussion of From Here to There: Alec Soth's America. Meet in the MMoCA lobby. more »

Dec. 14, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Kids' Art Adventure

Tell a whole story in a single image. See how artists such as Robert Barnes, Romare Bearden, and Gladys Nilsson did it, then make a narrative painting of your own.

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 »