Acquisitions and Exhibitions
November 14 through March 28, 2020
Full Circle traces MMoCA’s collecting and exhibition history over the past 30 years and reflects
the culmination of the work and dedication of recently retired director emeritus Stephen
Fleischman. Artworks were acquired that complemented and bolstered the strengths of the
permanent collection in the areas of contemporary photography, Chicago Imagism, and works
by Midwestern artists. Full Circle features familiar favorites alongside more recent acquisitions,
including works by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, Deborah Butterfield, Sam Gilliam,
Jim Nutt, Susan Rothenberg, Frank Stella, H.C. Westermann, and John Wilde.
Full Circle includes a wide range of artistic sensibilities, media, and ideas at work. Like the many
staff members who have taken inspiration from these works, MMoCA hopes that viewers will
find objects that speak to them or perhaps bring back fond memories of days spent in the
galleries. These works are embedded in MMoCA’s history and are part of Madison’s bright
future where they will continue to inspire museumgoers for generations to come.
To date, support for Full Circle has come from Bill and Jan DeAtley; The Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation; Paul Reckwerdt and Ellen Rosner; JoAnne Robbins and David Falk; and Jim and Jessica Yehle.