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Past Exhibitions

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

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the windows with writing on the front of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, showing part of the AMENDs exhibition inside the building

AMENDS: Nick Cave and Bob Faust

June 19, 2021 – October 24, 2021

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Gouache and chalk pastel illustration featuring a girl from the chest up blended with a wolf

Natalie Frank: Unbound

June 5, 2021 – October 24, 2021

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Patricia Kirby, Mindfulness, 2021. Multimedia work on paper, 11 x 13 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

Alone Together: Perspectives on Isolation

April 3, 2021 – June 6, 2021

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Amy Cutler, Viragos, 2003. Gouache on paper, 19 ½ x 30 inches. Private Collection, New York. Image © Amy Cutler, courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.

Amy Cutler: A Narrative Thread

March 12, 2021 – May 16, 2021

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Terrence Adeyanju, Running in the Dark, 2021. Giclée print on paper. Courtesy of the artist

Terrence Adeyanju: Running in the Dark

February 23, 2021 – March 28, 2021

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Patrick Martinez, Hold the Ice, 2020. Neon, 36 x 22 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Charlie James Gallery.

Patrick Martinez: Signs of the Times

January 23, 2021 – May 2, 2021

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Jacob Lawrence, Dining Out, 1937. Gouache, 11 1/2 x 9 in. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of the Estate of Janet Ela.

Full Circle: Acquisitions and Exhibitions 

November 14, 2020 – August 22, 2021

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Jojin van Winkle, The Destruction Project – Derby Dashes 1 – Summer/ Lodi WI, 2017. Digital print, 18 x 24 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Jojin Van Winkle: The Destruction Project

October 17, 2020 – April 11, 2021

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Jenny Holzer: YOUVOTE 2020

October 2, 2020 – November 4, 2020

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illustration of a woman surrounded by smaller scenes and people against a backdrop of shapes and trees

Gladys Nilsson: Out of This World

August 6, 2020 – June 6, 2021

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Sebura&Gartelmann, Finger Sew (video still), 2019. Single-channel video with sound, 2:09 minutes. Courtesy of the Artists.

Sebura&Gartelmann: Bonded

June 6, 2020 – September 27, 2020

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James Cagle, Aurora, 2019. Archival pigment print, 6 x 5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

James Cagle: A Final Meditation on Art

February 29, 2020 – January 31, 2021

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James Cagle, Excavation, 1974. 16mm color film (digitized), with sound, 5:00 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and the New York Filmmakers' Cooperative.

James Cagle: Excavation

February 9, 2020 – May 24, 2020

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Wisconsin Triennial: 2019

October 19, 2019 – February 16, 2020

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Ray Yoshida: The Spaces in Between

June 29, 2019 – June 14, 2020

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Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Like A Hammer, 2014. Elk hide, glass beads, artificial sinew, wool blanket, metal studs, steel, found pinewood block, and fur; 56 × 24 × 11 in. Collection of Tracy Richelle High and Roman Johnson, courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

June 8, 2019 – September 15, 2019

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Tyanna Buie, The Front Porch, 2017. Screenprint, hand-applied ink, and Caran d'Ache monotype on paper, 96 x 84 inches. Image courtesy the Artist and The Alice Wilds Gallery, Milwaukee.

Tyanna Buie: After Image

May 4, 2019 – September 22, 2019

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Shimon Attie, The Crossing, 2017. Single-channel video with 4.1 audio, 7:59 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Shimon Attie: The Crossing

April 20, 2019 – September 29, 2019

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Tova K., Sea Creature, watercolor. Grade 11, James Madison Memorial High School, 2018. Art teacher Josh Newland.

Young at Art 2019

March 16, 2019 – April 21, 2019

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Fred Stonehouse, Untitled, 1987. Mixed media on paper, 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase, through Arts Midwest with matching funds from the Rudolph and Louise Langer Fund.

Mirror Image

February 23, 2019 – May 19, 2019

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Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life

December 1, 2018 – March 3, 2019

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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.

Frida Kahlo: Pitahayas

October 13, 2018 – February 3, 2019

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Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 1990-91. Bronze, 35 x 71 x 37 inches. ©2018 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of the artist.

Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes

September 23, 2018 – January 13, 2019

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William J. O'Brien, Reliquary, 2017. Installation view, Shane Campbell Gallery (Dec. 17, 2017 - Feb. 4, 2018). Courtesy of the Artist, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. Photo: Evan Jenkins.

William J. O’Brien: Reliquary

August 18, 2018 – November 11, 2018

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Marko Spalatin, Marko to Kim, 1968. Color screenprint, 23 x 28 inches. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Birkhauser.

Far Out: Art from the 1960s

July 14, 2018 – September 2, 2018

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Irene Grau: construction season, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Irene Grau: construction season

May 5, 2018 – August 5, 2018

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José Carlos Teixeira. ON EXILE, elsewhere within here (video still), 2017. Single-channel video with sound, 70 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

José Carlos Teixeira: On Exile

January 13, 2018 – May 20, 2018

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Jaume Plensa, Talking Continents, 2013. Stainless steel, 19 components, dimensions variable. © Jaume Plensa. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

Talking Continents

December 2, 2017 – April 15, 2018

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Jane Hammond, Irregular Plural II, 1995. Oil and paper collage on shaped canvas, 73 x 87 1/2 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of Lillian Heidenberg. © Jane Hammond, New York.

Art/Word/Image

December 2, 2017 – July 29, 2018

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Ed Paschke, Suture, 1985. Oil on linen, 42 x 80 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The Bill McClain Collection of Chicago Imagism.

Big

November 4, 2017 – May 6, 2018

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Chele Isaac, the understory (video still), 2017. Seven-channel video with sound. Courtesy the artist.

Chele Isaac: the understory

September 2, 2017 – November 12, 2017

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Rashaad Newsome, Stop Playing in My Face! (video still), 2016. Single-channel video with sound, 04:02 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and De Buck Gallery, NY.

Rashaad Newsome: ICON

August 11, 2017 – December 3, 2017

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Sonja Thomsen, in the space of elsewhere (installation detail), 2017. Mixed-media, site-specific installation. Courtesy the artist.

Sonja Thomsen: in the space of elsewhere

June 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017

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Ed Paschke, Kontato, 1984. Color lithograph on paper, 34 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Anonymous gift.

Taking Sides

June 10, 2017 – October 15, 2017

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Cassils: Inextinguishable Fire (video still), 2007–2015. Single-channel video, 28:00 minutes. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Digital Aura

May 20, 2017 – August 6, 2017

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Courtesy the artist.

Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time

May 6, 2017 – August 13, 2017

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Installation view, Do Ho Suh, MOCA Cleveland, 2015. ©Do Ho Suh, Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Jerry Birchfield. © MOCA Cleveland.

Do Ho Suh

February 11, 2017 – May 14, 2017

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Pamodou Juldeh Barry, Ancha Gaye Barry, and Ramatoulie Kujabi Barry, grade 5, Shorewood Hills Elementary

Young at Art 2017

February 11, 2017 – April 23, 2017

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Lois Bielefeld, Wednesday: Willie Mae. 2013, from the series Weeknight Dinners, 2013–present. Color photograph, 25 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Wisconsin Triennial 2016

September 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017

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Charles Munch, Fire Signs, 1989. Oil on canvas, 41 x 53 inches. Museum Purchase Fund.

Our Good Earth

June 4, 2016 – August 21, 2016

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Claire Stigliani, Drawing, 2015. Acrylic, colored pencil, gold leaf, 18 ⅞ x 24 ⅞ inches. Courtesy the artist.

Claire Stigliani: Half-Sick Of Shadows

May 28, 2016 – September 4, 2016

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Frances Myers, Borzoi Watching, 1971. Aquatint and stencil, 20 x 11 ¾ inches. Gift of Impressions, Inc.

Compassionate Eye: The Art of Frances Myers

May 14, 2016 – November 6, 2016

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Frank Stella, Extracts, from Moby Dick Deckle Edges, 1993. Lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, and screenprint on white TGL, handmade paper, 34 ½ x 42 ¾ inches. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002. © 2016 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective

February 6, 2016 – May 22, 2016

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William Kentridge, Felix in Exile, 1994. Still from 35mm film transferred to video, 8 min, 43 sec loop. Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Gift of Susan and Lewis Manilow, 2001.23. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.

William Kentridge: The Heart has Its Own Memory

January 22, 2016 – April 24, 2016

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Ellen Lanyon, Arabian Nights, 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 52 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift from the Estate of Ellen Lanyon.

Curious Worlds: The Art of Ellen Lanyon

December 5, 2015 – April 17, 2016

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Kim Schoen, The Second Oldest Amusement, 2011. Still from single-channel video, 2 min, 35 sec loop. Courtesy of the artist.

Kim Schoen: Have You Never Let Someone Else Be Strong?

September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016

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Robert von Sternberg, Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, 2012. Archival inkjet print, 13 x 19 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of the artist.

Taking Their Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context

September 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016

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Natasha Nicholson, Strata view. Photography © Eric Ferguson

Natasha Nicholson: The Artist in Her Museum

August 22, 2015 – November 8, 2015

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Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Untitled, from the Corner Series, 1974. Watercolor, 15 x 14⅞ inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase, through funds from Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Renfert.

Coordinates

June 6, 2015 – August 23, 2015

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Tadaria Ross

Young at Art 2015

March 28, 2015 – May 10, 2015

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Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, PTG.0222 Slavery (Human Trafficking) / Stateless children in Chiang Mai, Thailand (detail), 2012–2015. Screenprint on silk and polished stainless steel, 80½ x 134½ inches. Courtesy of the artists.

Eric And Heather Chanschatz: 22nd Century

February 7, 2015 – May 17, 2015

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Narayan Mahon, Store, Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh, 2006. Archival pigment print, 24 x 30 inches. © Narayan Mahon Photography.

Narayan Mahon: Lands in Limbo

December 6, 2014 – March 15, 2015

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Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002. Chromogenic print, 50 x 40 inches. Courtesy the artist.

From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America

September 14, 2014 – January 4, 2015

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Jason S. Yi, installation detail images from A Fragile Permanence. Photos © Claire Larkins.

Jason S. Yi: A Fragile Permanence

August 23, 2014 – November 9, 2014

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Terry Husebye, Stella Jones, Harrisburg Flood Victim, 1973. Gelatin silver print, 11⅜ x 7⅝ inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Museum Purchase Fund. © Terry Husebye, 1973.

Turn Turn Turn

May 24, 2014 – August 24, 2014

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Fred Stonehouse, Trying To Be A Problem, 2012. Acrylic on canvas banner, 55 x 67 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Triennial 2013

September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014

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