Events

Design MMoCA

Design MMoCA challenges designers from a variety of disciplines to create an installation within the museum inspired by—and incorporating—a work of art from the museum's permanent collection. Photo © Martha Busse. more »

Holiday Art Fair

The spaces of MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts are transformed each November as over 85 artists and vendors come together with thousands of visitors to kick off the holiday season with a cheer. 

The Holiday Art Fair presents fine art and craft from around the country, as well as local and gourmet treats, a silent auction, performances by local art organizations, and the popular Rediscovered Arts & Treasures Sale. This festive event is one of MMoCA’s most important annual fundraisers, providing crucial support for exhibitions and education programming.

Film at MMoCA

MMoCA's Education Department coordinates a robust program of independent films throughout the year. more »

Gallery Night

Typically held the first Friday in May and October each year, Gallery Night is Madison’s semiannual celebration of the visual arts. more »

Arts Ball

Each year, the Arts Ball supports the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Madison Symphony Orchestra with an evening of elegance and good cheer. more»

MMoCA Nights

MMoCA Nights offer something for everyone, including unique opportunities to relax on the rooftop, spirited entertainment, and engaging visual art programs. Photo: © Maurice Thaler. more »

Art Fair on the Square

One of the Midwest's most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square in July as MMoCA presents the Art Fair on the Squaremore »

Hair Affair: The Art of Hair

Hair Affair showcases exotically artful hair sculptures designed and executed by premier Madison-area salons. more »