Wisconsin Triennial


October 19, 2019 through February 16, 2020

In the fall of 2019, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art will present the Wisconsin Triennial, a survey of contemporary Wisconsin art. Artists from across the state are invited to apply to this exhibition, to be held October 19, 2019 through February 16, 2020.

As in previous years, the 2019 Triennial will be a juried exhibition selected and organized by MMoCA’s curatorial staff. Each of the selected artists will be represented by a single work or a small group of works.

The Triennial reflects current directions in Wisconsin’s visual arts scene. The exhibition will be installed in the museum’s main galleries, State Street Gallery, and Imprint Gallery; other spaces, such as the lobby and Rooftop Sculpture Garden, may be utilized as well. MMoCA will also produce an illustrated publication documenting the exhibition.

Feb 15, 2019
Artist applications due

April 2019
First round of selected artists contacted for individual studio visits; curators conduct studio visits across the state

Aug–Sept 2019
Artworks received by MMoCA

Oct 18, 2019
Opening reception held for artists, museum members, and the general public

Oct 19–Feb 16, 2020
Wisconsin Triennial on view at MMoCA

Exhibition Sponsors

Generous support, to date, for the Wisconsin Triennial has been provided by Ellen Rosner and Paul J. Reckwerdt, Nancy Mohs, The Steinhauer Charitable Trust, University Research Park, Katie Howarth Ryan, Darcy Kind and Marc Vitale, Dynee and Barney Sheafor, an anonymous donor, and Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of the Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. Design support is provided by Hiebing.