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Current Exhibitions

Artist Faisal Abdu'Allah standing in front of his counter-monument modeled after him

Faisal Abdu’Allah: Blu³eprint

February 23, 2022 – April 2, 2023

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triptych of jacquard tapestries, each showing a person standing

Faisal Abdu’Allah: DARK MATTER

September 17, 2022 – April 2, 2023

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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

March 3, 2023 – July 16, 2023

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Young at Art 2023

March 18, 2023 – August 6, 2023

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March 18, 2023 – August 6, 2023

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Upcoming 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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abstract acrylic and oil painting

Floyd Newsum: Evolution of Sight

May 20, 2023 – October 8, 2023

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The Permanent Collection

Explore the Collection

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has nearly 6,000 art objects representing roughly 1,400 artists in its permanent collection.

MMoCA exhibits, collects, and preserves modern and contemporary art. Its collection of Chicago Imagists is among the largest in the world. MMoCA also has a significant collection of Mexican Modernist and a noteworthy collection of contemporary photography.

Chicago Imagists

MMoCA has one of the premier institutional collections of Chicago Imagist works.

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painting of pitahayas, a leaf, a small skeleton, and more

Mexican Modernists

Explore MMoCA’s collection of Mexican Modern artworks—one of the finest and most extensive in the Midwest, it includes over 200 works of art by 60 artists.

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Past Exhibitions

collage of inspiration images, fashion sketches, a color palette, and textile samples

Fashion Focus | Home

December 17, 2022 – January 29, 2023

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Wearing traditional Native clothing, artist Wendy Red Star is seated on a set modeled after a forest, with a body of water, fall trees, and a mountain landscape in the background. She is surrounded by fake flowers and card board cut outs of a reindeer and a rabbit.

Wendy Red Star: Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird

November 12, 2022 – February 26, 2023

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screenshot from a unity game showing a glowing rose surrounded by fences, fog, and rose petals

SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY: closeLISTENER­(reverse, react, “desire”)

September 22, 2022 – March 12, 2023

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older person wearing a floral print button-up shirt, resting their arm against a surface, in a leafy, vegetal, floral setting


July 30, 2022 – February 19, 2023

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illustration of two people's silhouettes facing each other in a field of flowers

2022 Wisconsin Triennial: Ain’t I A Woman?

April 23, 2022 – October 9, 2022

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oil painting of house with the silhouettes of two people's heads on the inside

Boxed In

March 26, 2022 – July 17, 2022

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man holding a pipe

Mel Chin: There’s Something Happening Here

March 12, 2022 – July 31, 2022

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Fundreds on view at the Fundred Reserve

The Fundred Project: Initiated by Mel Chin

January 8, 2022 – March 20, 2022

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Watercolor and acrylic on canvas word illustration that says

Santiago Cucullu: You still make me tremble

November 20, 2021 – March 20, 2022

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2 channel installation of Kenneth Tam: Silent Spikes with a tunnel on one screen and seated cowboys on the other

Kenneth Tam: Silent Spikes

November 6, 2021 – February 27, 2022

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Screenprint titled Vigilantes by J. Leigh Garcia, showing a truck dragging tires

Caja de visiones: arte moderno y contemporáneo de México en el Medio Oeste de los Estados Unidos

September 18, 2021 – January 23, 2022

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photograph showing an interior kitchen or dining space covered in printed photographs


July 10, 2021 – February 13, 2022

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