MMoCA Nights

Meet old and new friends at these festive events in one of Madison's most iconic buildings. MMoCA Nights offer something for everyone, including unique opportunities to mingle in the galleries and the Rooftop Sculpture Garden, enjoy spirited entertainment, and take in engaging visual art programs.

Photo: © Robert Stebler.

Save the date for two upcoming MMoCA Nights celebrations. MMoCA Nights are held in conjunction with exhibition openings, film screenings, and other special events. The evenings feature live music, complimentary seasonal hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, a cash bar, and engaging visual art programs. The evenings are always free for MMoCA members/$10 for non-members.


Gather your friends for this MMoCA Nights event and share an evening both lively and inspiring. Explore the exhibition, Natasha Nicholson: The Artist in Her Museum, then at 6:30 pm hear the artist in discussion with MMoCA director Stephen Fleischman and three scholars who contributed essays to the exhibition catalog. This unusual yet inviting installation will encourage museum attendees to consider the process of artistic creation, while providing a view into the artist’s life and career. The genre-blending sounds of Trap Saturn will fill the lobby as guests enjoy passed appetizers from Fresco.


On the first Friday in December come to MMoCA to explore an exhibition of prints and paintings by Magical Realist artist Ellen Lanyon. A number of these works are recent additions to MMoCA's permanent collection. The Charles Walker Band will perform live, offering listeners a fusion of funk, R&B and Motown music. Hors d’oeuvres from Fresco will be passed and cocktails will be available at a cash bar.


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