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Gouache on paper painting with various shapes, lines, and abstract forms

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent organization that exhibits, collects, and preserves modern and contemporary art to provide transformative experiences that educate, reflect, and inspire us as individuals and a community.

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MMoCA’s educational team and its community partners provide diverse, admission-free programming for adults, teens, and children throughout the year.

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Fostering the exchange of ideas and creating inspiring experiences are at the core of MMoCA’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Cindy Wright, Young Woman in London, 2007. Oil on canvas, 63 x 55 1/2 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Museum purchase, through an anonymous donor.Explore Art and Exhibitions


The Museum provides thought-provoking exhibitions that encourage visitors to be challenged by, reflect on, and make connections between art and the world around them.

Current Exhibitions

Glitchy still from Ava Wanbli's video game Setraline Dolls featuring a 3D rendering of a person floating over an ocean with a large hole in the middle. A pair of wings can be seen in the corner of the still. The main figure appears to be looking at another figure, but that figure appears to be fading away.

Ava Wanbli: Sertraline Dolls

April 1, 2023 – October 8, 2023

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Gouache on paper painting with various shapes, lines, and abstract forms

Floyd Newsum: Evolution of Sight

May 20, 2023 – October 8, 2023

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RECOLLECT: Sam Gilliam

August 10, 2023 – March 3, 2024

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Panda bear sculpture made of bullet shells.

Federico Uribe: Metamorphosis | Metamorfosis

September 30, 2023 – May 26, 2024

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Artwork with wavy lines formed by dots.

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November 11, 2023 – April 7, 2024

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an MMoCA member enjoying an exhibition celebration
Photo by Sharon Vanorny.

Are you an MMoCA Member?

Your support makes the art and experiences that MMoCA brings to our Madison community possible. MMoCA offers a wide range of membership options, including a free Friend of MMoCA level.

Karl Wirsum, Fire Lady or Monk’s Key Broad, 1969. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 35 3/4 inches. The Bill McClain Collection of Chicago Imagism, Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Permanent Collection

Explore nearly 6,000 art objects representing roughly 1,400 artists in its permanent collection.