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Welcome to MMoCA

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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 as a community.

Frida Kahlo, Pitahayas, 1938. Oil on aluminum, 10 x 14 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Bequest of Rudolph and Louise Langer. © 2013 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.Learn More


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.

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

Entering the Unconscious

March 21, 2024 – July 21, 2024

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William Villalongo: Myths and Migrations

May 3, 2024 – August 11, 2024

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Shilpa Gupta
I did not tell you what I saw, but only what I dreamt

June 28, 2024 – January 14, 2025

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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.

Acrylic painting resembling the torso of possibly a woman, rendered in geometric or abstract fashion. Her forearms are cut off and she has a single thigh. Vertical and horizontal strokes are visible. The figure has a broad chest and shoulder.
Christina Ramberg, Vertical Amnesia, 1980. Acrylic on Masonite, 49 1/4 x 37 1/4 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Museum Purchase, through funds from George and Sally Johnson and the Rudolph and Louise Langer Fund.

The Permanent Collection

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