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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 • 6–9 pm

The three exhibitions that will open at this MMoCA Nights have very different themes, but each will have works that explore the idea of place – from locations on a map or in space, to landscapes and warm familiar places, to declining buildings and monuments. Beginning at 6pm, guests may view the Coordinates exhibition in the Main galleries; works from Death in Venice: Warrington Colescott and Thomas Mann in the Henry Street Gallery; or regionalist works inWisconsin Pastorale: The Early Paintings of Lois Ireland in the State Street Gallery. At 6:30pm Curator, Richard H. Axsom, will dialog about Ireland's early works. Following the talk, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Fresco and live music from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in the Rooftop Sculpture Garden. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 • 6–9 pm

Come to MMoCA the evening of Friday, August 21 to enjoy the opening of Natasha Nicholson: The Artist in Her Museum. First and foremost, Nicholson is a collector. She seeks out one-of-a-kind curiosities and artefacts, all of which provide insight into her inspirations, influences, and aesthetic and intellectual obsessions. Guests will be able to engage with the forms and ideas that have both shaped and continue to inform her work. Milwaukee-based Painted Caves of Amarrass Records will play Middle Eastern-influenced psychedelic grooves in the Rooftop Sculpture Garden, and Fresco will serve seasonal hors d’oeuvres. Stay for the last of Rooftop Cinema of the season at sunset, which will explore the theme “Our Animated Worlds.”



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