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installation view of the 2022 Wisconsin Triennial: Ain't I A Woman? at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art with several people looking at artwork

Organized by opening date*

2022

  1. There’s Something Happening Here (March 12 – July 31, 2022)
  2. Boxed In (March 26 – July 17, 2022)
  3. 2022 Wisconsin Triennial: Ain’t I A Woman? (April 23 – October 9, 2022)
  4. Faisal Abdu’Allah: DARK MATTER (September 17 – April 2, 2023)
  5. Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird (November 12 – February 26, 2022)

2021

  1. Patrick Martinez: Signs of the Times (January 23 – May 2, 2021)
  2. Amy Cutler: A Narrative Thread (March 12 – May 16, 2021)
  3. Alone Together: Perspectives on Isolation (April 3 – June 6, 2021)
  4. These Unruly and Ungovernable Selves: Michelle Handelman (April 24 – August 15, 2021)
  5. Natalie Frank: Unbound (June 5 – October 24, 2021)
  6. AMENDS: Nick Cave and Bob Faust (June 19 – October 24, 2021)
  7. Between (July 10, 2021 – February 13, 2022)
  8. Caja de visiones: Arte moderno y contemporáneo de México en el Medio Oeste de los Estados Unidos (September 18, 2021 – January 23, 2022)
  9. Kenneth Tam: Silent Spikes (November 6, 2021 – February 27, 2022)
  10. Santiago Cucullu: You still make me tremble (November 20, 2021 – March 20, 2022)

2020

  1. James Cagle: A Final Meditation on Art (February 29, 2020 – January 31, 2021)
  2. Uncommon Accumulation: The Mark and Judy Bednar Collection of Chicago Imagism (March 14 – October 11, 2020)
  3. Sebura&Gartelmann: Bonded (June 6 – September 27, 2020)
  4. Gladys Nilsson: Out of This World (August 6, 2020 – June 6, 2021)
  5. Santiago Cucullu: The Wandering Rocks (August 6, 2020 – August 1, 2021)
  6. Jenny Holzer: YOUVOTE 2020 (October 2 – November 4, 2020)
  7. Jojin Van Winkle: The Destruction Project (October 17 – December 20, 2020)
  8. Full Circle: Acquisitions and Exhibitions (November 14, 2020 – March 21, 2021)

2019

  1. Mirror Image (February 23-May 19, 2019)
  2. Young at Art (March 16-April 21, 2019)
  3. Shimon Attie: The Crossing (April 20-September 29, 2019)
  4. Tyanna Buie: After Image (May 4-September 22, 2019)
  5. Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer (June 8-September 15, 2019)
  6. Ray Yoshida: The Spaces in Between (June 29, 2019-April 12, 2020)
  7. 2019 Wisconsin Triennial (October 19, 2019-February 16, 2020)

2018

  1. José Carlos Teixeira: On Exile (January 13-May 20, 2018)
  2. Civic Exchange Society (May 4-December 31, 2018)
  3. Irene Grau: construction season (May 5-August 5, 2018)
  4. Far Out: Art From The 1960s (May 19-September 2, 2018)
  5. The House Of Sparkling Glasses: A Celluloid Experience by M.J Paggie (June 2- September 2, 2018)
  6. Eye Deal: Abstract Bodies of the Chicago Imagists (August 11, 2018-June 9, 2019)
  7. William J. O’Brien: Reliquary (August 18-November 11, 2018)
  8. Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes (September 23, 2018-January 13, 2019)
  9. Frida Kahlo: Pitahayas (October 12, 2018-Februray 3, 2019)
  10. Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life (December 1, 2018-March 3, 2019)

2017

  1. Do Ho Suh (February 11-May 14, 2017)
  2. Young At Art (February 11-April 23, 2017)
  3. Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time (May 6-August 13, 2017)
  4. Digital Aura (May 20-August 6, 2017)
  5. Taking Sides (June 10-October 15, 2017)
  6. Sonja Thomsen: in the space of elsewhere (June 17-December 17, 2017)
  7. Rashaad Newsome: Icon (August 11-December 3, 2017)
  8. Chele Isaac: the understory (September 2-November 12, 2017)
  9. BIG (November 4, 2017-May 6, 2018)
  10. Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents (December 2, 2017–April 15, 2018)
  11. Art/Word/Image (December 2, 2017-July 29, 2018)

2016

  1. William Kentridge: The Heart has Its Own Memory (January 22-April 24, 2016)
  2. Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective (February 6-May 22, 2016)
  3. All-Licensed Fool: Animations by Allison Schulnik and Wong Ping (April 29-August 28,2016)
  4. Compassionate Eye: The Art of Frances Myers (May 14-November 6, 2016)
  5. Claire Stigliani: Half-Sick of Shadows (May 26-September 3, 2015)
  6. Our Good Earth (June 4-August 21, 2016)
  7. 2016 Wisconsin Triennial (September 24, 2016-January 8, 2017)
  8. Reconfigured Reality: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection (December 2, 2016-November 12, 2017)

2015

  1. Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century (February 7-May 17, 2015)
  2. Young at Art 2015 (March 28-May 10, 2015)
  3. Wisconsin Pastorale: The Early Paintings of Lois Ireland (May 16-July 19, 2015)
  4. Coordinates (June 6-August 23, 2015)
  5. Death in Venice: Warrington Colescott and Thomas Mann (June 5, 2015-April 17, 2017)
  6. Natasha Nicholson: The Artist in Her Museum (August 22-November 8, 2015)
  7. Taking Their Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context (September 12, 2015-January 3, 2016)
  8. Kim Schoen: Have You Never Let Someone Else Be Strong? (September 19, 2015- January 10, 2016)
  9. Curious Worlds: The Art of Ellen Lanyon (December 5, 2015-April 17, 2016)

2014

  1. Real/Surreal (January 25-April 27, 2014)
  2. The Mystery Beneath (January 25-April 13, 2014)
  3. A Tumultuous Assembly (May 17-July 27, 2014)
  4. Turn Turn Turn (May 24-August 24, 2014)
  5. StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art (August 16, 2014-May 31-2015)
  6. Jason S. Yi: A Fragile Permanence (August 23-November 9, 2014)
  7. From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America (September 14, 2014-January 4, 2015)
  8. Narayan Mahon: Lands in Limbo (December 6, 2014-March 15, 2015)

2013

  1. Ellsworth Kelly Prints (January 19-April 28, 2013)
  2. The Force of Color (January 19-March 30, 2013)
  3. Simon Payne: Color Field Videos (January 19-April 28, 2013)
  4. Young at Art 2013 (April 12-May 19, 2013)
  5. Focal Points: American Photography Since 1950 (May 18-September 1, 2013)
  6. Los Grandes del Arte Moderno Mexicano (June 7, 2013-August 10, 2014)
  7. I Dream Too Much: Leslie Smith III (June 8-September 1, 2013)
  8. 2013 Wisconsin Triennial (September 21, 2013-January 5, 2014)

2012

  1. ¡Tierra y Libertad! Revolution and the Modernist Mexican Print (January 14, 2012 to April 16, 2012)
  2. Houdini: Art and Magic (February 11-May 13, 2012)
  3. Seen/Unseen (May 11, 2012-May 26, 2013)
  4. Cecelia Condit: Within a Stone’s Throw (May 26-September 23, 2012)
  5. one must know the animals (June 2-August 19, 2012)
  6. Animal Cams (June 22-August 19, 2012)
  7. Leo Villareal (September 9-December 30, 2012)
  8. Structural Films (September 9-December 30, 2012)
  9. The Singing Bird Room of Robert Lostutter (October 5, 2012-January 6, 2013)

2011

  1. True Self: The Search for Identity in Modern and Contemporary Art (August 18, 2010- June 2011)
  2. Shinique Smith: Menagerie (January 22-May 28, 2011)
  3. Young at Art (March 20-May 15, 2011)
  4. Picturing Technology: Land and Machine (May 21-August 21, 2011)
  5. The Industrial Modern (May 28-September 4, 2011)
  6. Chicago School: Imagists in Context (September 11, 2011-January 9, 2012)
  7. Chicago Imagists at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (September 11, 2011- January 15, 2012)

2010

  1. Cage and Cunningham: Chance, Time, and Concept in the Visual Arts (October 24, 2009-May 9, 2010)
  2. Apple Pie: Symbols of Americana in MMoCA’s Permanent Collection (January 23-April 11, 2010)
  3. From Nature: Realist Works in MMoCA’s Permanent Collection (July 25, 2009-August 15, 2010)
  4. Then and Again: A Public Project by Nicolas Lampert (April 24-September 26, 2010)
  5. Wisconsin Triennial (May 22-August 15, 2010)
  6. Focus/Madison: Works from the Permanent Collection (August 28-November 14, 2010)
  7. Clayton Brothers: Inside Out (September 12, 2010-January 2, 2011)
  8. Shirin Neshat: Rapture (December 11, 2010-March 6, 2011)

2009

  1. Something Wicked This Way Comes (January 24-April 11, 2009)
  2. Young at Art (March 15-May 17, 2009)
  3. An Art of Inner Necessity: Expressionist Works from MMoCA’s Permanent Collection ( – July 19, 2009)
  4. Return to Function (May 2-August 23, 2009)
  5. Curators’ Choice: New Works in MMoCA’s Collection (June 6-Novemer 8, 2009)
  6. Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg’s America (September 13, 2009-January 3, 2010)

2008

  1. Jasper Johns: The Prints (February 2-April 13, 2008)
  2. Altered Geometry: Contemporary Sculpture from MMoCA’s Collection (March 1-May 18, 2008)
  3. TL Solien: Myths & Monsters (May 17–August 17, 2008)
  4. Girls and Company: Feminist Works from MMoCA’s Permanent Collection (May 24-July 20, 2008)
  5. Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt: The Absent City (August 2-November 16, 2008)
  6. George Segal: Street Scenes (September 13-December 28, 2008)
  7. Barbara Probst: Exposures (December 6, 2008-March 8, 2009)

2007

  1. Making Visible the Invisible: Abstract Art from MMoCA’s Permanent Collection (July 2007-July 13, 2008)
  2. In Depth: A Closer Look at MMoCA’s Permanent Collection (February 2-April 15, 2007)
  3. Young at Art (March 3-April 15, 2007)
  4. Wisconsin Triennial (May 5-July 15, 2007)
  5. Jess: To and From the Printed Page (August 4-September 23, 2007)
  6. California Context (August 4-September 23, 2007)
  7. Tim Laun: Sunday, September 20th, 1992 (August 11-November 11, 2007)
  8. Karl Wirsum: Winsome Works(some) (October 14, 2007-January 6, 2008)
  9. Hairy Who (and some others) (October 14, 2007-January 6, 2008)
  10. Individual Experience: The Photographs of Ida Wyman (November 9, 2007-July 13, 2008)
  11. Stephen Hilyard: The Beautiful Lie (December 1, 2007-February 17, 2008)

2006

  1. Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison (April 23-July 16, 2006)
  2. Animal Series (April 23-September 20, 2006)
  3. At Home: Recent Acquisitions (April 23-November 5, 2006)
  4. Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration (July 30-October 8, 2006)
  5. Transvideo (October 10, 2006-January 7, 2007)
  6. LeWitt x 2 (November 5, 2006-January 14, 2007)
  7. Alyson Shotz: Topologies (December 9, 2006-February 11, 2007)

2005

  1. MACROPOLIS (Spring 2005)
  2. Starry Transit: An Installation by Martha Glowacki (August 27-November 6, 2005)

2004

  1. Art on Site: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art at Olbrich Botanical Gardens (June 2004-Spring 2005)

2003

  1. Highlights from the Permanent Collection
  2. Rodney Graham (March 9-May 25-2003)
  3. Layered, Stitched, & Assembled: Works from the Permanent Collection (June 7-August 17, 2003)
  4. Some Assemblage Required: Collage Culture in Post-War America (June 8-August 24, 2003)
  5. La Vida en Marcha: Mexican Prints from the Permanent Collection (September 7, 2003- January 4, 2004)
  6. Concrete Abstraction: Aaron Siskind Photographs (September 7, 2003-January 4, 2004)

2002

  1. Highlights from the Permanent Collection (January 26, 2002-June 1, 2003)
  2. Wisconsin Triennial (March 10-June 2, 2002)
  3. Social Context: Art from the Mid-Twentieth Century (June 23-September 1, 2002)
  4. Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001 (June 23-September 1, 2002)
  5. State Street Gallery Project: Curtis Whaley and Gregg Perkins (September 15- November 17, 2002)
  6. Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work (September 15-November 17, 2002)
  7. Young at Art (December 8, 2002-February 16, 2003)
  8. New York: Capital of Photography (December 8, 2002-February 16, 2003)

2001

  1. Illusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland (February 24-May 13, 2001)
  2. Selections from the Collection: Ed Paschke (June 3-August 19, 2001)
  3. Truman Lowe: Remembrance (June 3-August 19, 2001)
  4. Christina Ramberg Drawings (June 3-August 19, 2001)
  5. Highlights from the Permanent Collection (June 5, 2001-January 18, 2002)
  6. Recent Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection (September 9-November 11, 2001)
  7. red yellow blue I love you: Wall Paintings by Pat Steir (September 9-November 11, 2001)
  8. ExtraOrdinary: American Place in Recent Photography (December 2, 2001-February 24, 2002)

2000

  1. Work in Progress: The Madison Art Center Collects (February 27-May 14, 2000)
  2. Robert Fischer: In Site (June 11-August 20, 2000)
  3. Faith Ringgold: Dancing at the Louvre (June 11-August 20, 2000)
  4. Highlights from the Permanent Collection (August 20, 2000-February 5, 2001)
  5. Donald Lipski: A Brief History of Twine (September 10-November 12, 2000)
  6. Young at Art (December 3, 2000-February 11, 2001)
  7. Brad Kahlhamer: Almost American (December 3, 2000-February 11, 2001)

1999

  1. Young at Art (March 7-August 22, 1999)
  2. Tacita Dean (March 7-May 23, 1999)
  3. Peter Shelton’s sixtyslippers (June 6-August 22, 1999)
  4. Wendy Jacob: The Squeeze Chair Project (June 6-August 22, 1999)
  5. Selections from the Collection: John Buck (June 6-August 22, 1999)
  6. Decade by Decade: A Century of Art and Music (August 22, 1999-May 7, 2000)
  7. Wisconsin Triennial (September 12-November 14, 1999)
  8. Leonardo Drew (December 5, 1999-February 13, 2000)
  9. Erik Weisenburger (December 5, 1999-February 13, 2000)

1998

  1. Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture (March 1-May 1, 1998)
  2. Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection from the National Museum of American Art (May 31-August 9, 1998)
  3. Surreal Wisconsin: Surrealism and Its Legacy in Wisconsin Art (August 23-November 15, 1998)
  4. Ray Yoshida-A Retrospective, 1968-1998 (September 13-November 15, 1998)
  5. Joe Wilfer: Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection (December 6, 1998-February 21, 1999)
  6. Robert Frank – The Americans (December 6, 1998-February 21, 1999)

1997

  1. Young at Art (February 16-April 13, 1997)
  2. Dane County Collects (February 16-April 13, 1997)
  3. Claes Oldenburg: Printed Stuff (April 26-July 27, 1997)
  4. No Reasonable Offer Refused: An Installation by Simon Anderson and Donald McGhie (August 23-November 1. 16, 1997)
  5. Photographs by Manual Alvarez Bravo (August 23-November 16, 1997)
  6. Romare Bearden in Black-and-White: Photomontage Projections, 1964 (August 23- November 16, 1997)
  7. Commotion: Martin Kersels (December 7, 1997-February 15, 1998)

1996

  1. Highlights from the Permanent Collection
  2. View-Julia Fish: Selected Paintings and Drawings, 1985-1995 (March 3-May 12, 1996)
  3. Louisa Chase: Prints, 1981-1996 (March 3-May 12, 1996)
  4. Survoyeur: An Installation by Daniel Smajo-Ramirez (March 3-May, 12 1996)
  5. Critiques of Pure Abstraction (June 2-August 12, 1996)
  6. Wisconsin Triennial (September 8-November 17, 1996)
  7. “Sincerely, Cliff”: H.C. Westermann at the Madison Art Center (December 7, 1996- February 2, 1997)

1995

  1. Highlights from the Permanent Collection
  2. The American Indian Parfleche: A Tradition of Abstract Painting (March 4-May 7, 1995)
  3. Young at Art (April 4-May 7, 1995)
  4. Breaking Barriers: Recent American Craft (May 20-August 6, 1995)
  5. Wisconsin Artists in the Permanent Collection (May 27-August 20, 1995)
  6. David Nash: Voyages and Vessels (August 19-November 12, 1995)
  7. New Photography from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois (December 3, 1995-February 18, 1996)

1994

  1. Highlights from the Permanent Collection
  2. Deborah Butterfield: Sculpture 1980 to 1992 (February 19-May 1, 1994)
  3. Martha Glowacki: Curiosities of Earth and Sky (February 19-May 1, 1994)
  4. Linda James, Elaine Scheer & Edward Pope: TRANS/mit, port, spire (April 29-May 29, 1994)
  5. Donald Sultan: A Print Retrospective (May 26-July 24, 1994)
  6. Real Nature: Accomplishments of Man Installation by Jean Lowe (May 26-July 24, 1994)
  7. California Viewpoints: Culture and Climate (August 13-November 13, 1994)
  8. Southern California: The Conceptual Landscape (August 13-November 13, 1994)
  9. Bill Viola: Images and Spaces (December 10, 1994-February 12, 1995)

1993

  1. In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers (February 13-March 28, 1993)
  2. Jim Dine: Drawing from the Glyptothek (April 17-June 13, 1993)
  3. Young at Art (April 17-May 30, 1993)
  4. Erik Levine (June 26-August 22, 1993)
  5. New Feminist Video (June 26-August 22, 1993)
  6. The Green House Installation by Sandy Skoglund (June 26-August 22, 1993)
  7. John Wilde: Eros and Thanatos (June 26-August 22, 1993)
  8. Wisconsin Triennial (September 11-November 14, 1993)
  9. Anne Wilson: Body Into Culture (December 4, 1993-January 30, 1994)
  10. Fragile Ecologies: Artists’ Interpretations and Solutions (December 4, 1993-January 30, 1994)

1992

  1. Highlights from the Permanent Collection
  2. Interrogating Identity (March 14-May 10, 1992)
  3. Stephen Whisler (March 14-May 10, 1992)
  4. A Question of Culture (March 14-May 10, 1992)
  5. The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (June 6-August 2, 1992)
  6. Painters on Press: Recent Abstract Prints (June 6-August 2, 1992)
  7. Fred Stonehouse (August 15-November 15, 1992)
  8. Self-Portraits from the Permanent Collection (August 15-September 27, 1992)
  9. Sculpture by Mark Lorenzi (October 3-November 15, 1992)
  10. Dinoesis Installation by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel (December 5, 1992-January 31, 1993)
  11. Fluxus: A Conceptual Country (December 5, 1992-January 1993)

1991

  1. Phantom Cities Video installation by Rita Myers (February 9-April 7, 1991)
  2. Young at Art (February 9-April 7, 1991)
  3. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas (May 4-August 4, 1991)
  4. Jacobs House I (May 25-July 28, 1991)
  5. Access to Art: Bringing Folk Art Closer (August 17-October 20, 1991)
  6. Brooks Stevens: Designs in Motion (August 17-November 10, 1991)
  7. New Narrative Video (August 17-November 10, 1991)
  8. Highlights from the Permanent Collection (August 31-October 31, 1991)
  9. Nicholas Africano: Innocence and Experience (December 7-March 1, 1992)
  10. Strata: A New Installation by Jin Soo Kim (December 7-March 1, 1992)

1990

  1. Robert Russett: A Retrospective Survey (January 13-March 25, 1990)
  2. A Decade Downtown: Ten Years of Exhibitions at the Madison Art Center (February 10- March 11, 1990)
  3. Cecelia Condit (February 10-March 11, 1990)
  4. Museum Quality: Prints from Madison Area Collections (March 24-May 6, 1990)
  5. Approach/Avoidance Installation by Laurie Beth Clark (March 31-May 6, 1990)
  6. Highlights from the Permanent Collection
  7. The Art of Babar: Drawings and Watercolors by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff (May 26-July 8, 1990)
  8. Contemporary Book Arts (June 7-21, 1990)
  9. Intimate Inventions/Gestural Abstractions (May 26-July 8, 1990)
  10. Sunrise-Sunset: New Work by Jim Pernotto (May 26-July 8, 1990)
  11. Meeting in the Garden: Paintings, Drawings and Prints by John Himmelfarb (July 28- September 9, 1990)
  12. David Genszler: Rosebud Revisited (July 28-September 9, 1990)
  13. Listening: A Video Novel in Three Parts (July 28-September 9, 1990)
  14. Wisconsin Triennial (September 22-November 9, 1990)
  15. A Different War: Vietnam in Art (December 1, 1990-January 27, 1991)
  16. Projections: Photographs by Lorie Novak, 1983-1990 (December 1, 1990-January 27, 1991)
  17. Highlights from the Permanent Collection (December 15, 1990-April 7, 1991)

1989

  1. Colleagues: New Paintings by David Giffey (January 14-March 12, 1989)
  2. Sports and Spectators (January 14-March 12, 1989)
  3. Figure as Subject: The Revival of Figuration Since 1975 (February 4-March 26, 1989)
  4. Richard Burkett (February 4-March 26, 1989)
  5. Young at Art (March 18-May 14, 1989)
  6. The Art Quilt (April 7-June 4, 1989)
  7. Arnold Mesches (April 7-June 4, 1989)
  8. The NAMES Project (April 7-June 4, 1989)
  9. Graphite Ground Installation by Liz Phillips (May 27-July 30, 1989)
  10. Deep Station Installation by Donna Dennis (June 14-August 7, 1989)
  11. Urban Images (June 14-August 7, 1989)
  12. Jeffrey Silverthorne (August 5-October 29, 1989)
  13. Coming of Age: Twenty-One Years of Collecting by the Madison Art Center (September 9-November 12, 1989)
  14. Video Scan: An Introduction to Video Art (September 9-November 12, 1989)
  15. The Contemporary Soviet Poster (November 25-December 30, 1989)
  16. Objects of Doubt: An Installation by Todd McGrain (December 2, 1989-January 28, 1990)
  17. Photographs by Karsh (December 2, 1989-January 28, 1990)
  18. From Impulse to Obsession: A Living Wisconsin Tradition (December 2, 1989-January 28, 1990)

1988

  1. In The American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon (February 20-May 1, 1988)
  2. Photographs from the Permanent Collection (May 7-July 3, 1988)
  3. Allan Rosenbaum (May 7-July 10, 1988)
  4. Art Since 1970 from the Milwaukee Art Museum (May 28-August 21, 1988)
  5. St. Nazianz Photographs by J. Shimon and J. Lindemann (May 28-July 24, 1988)
  6. Big Witness (Living in Wishes) (May 28-July 24, 1988)
  7. Recent Work from Dane County (July 16-August 14, 1988)
  8. The Chicago School in the Permanent Collection (August 20-November 6, 1988)
  9. William Kaeser: Madison’s Organic Architect (August 20-November 6, 1988)
  10. Force II: Paintings, Drawings and Objects by Dennis Nechvatal (September 4- November 13, 1988)
  11. Don Baum: Domus (September 4-November 13, 1988)
  12. Odd Nerdrum (September 4-November 13, 1988)
  13. Recent Acquisitions (November 12, 1988-January 8, 1989)
  14. A Hog’s Delight: The Coates Collection of Hog Oilers (November 12, 1988-January 8, 1989)
  15. Abstract Painting in Wisconsin (December 4, 1988-January 22, 1989)
  16. Carol Emmons: Mneme XII (December 4, 1988-January 22, 1989)
  17. Marcus Leatherdale: Photographs 1983-1988 (December 4, 1988-January 22, 1989)

1987

  1. African Masterpieces from Munich (January 23-March 22, 1987)
  2. Women Look at Women: Selections from the Permanent Collection (February 7-April 5, 1987)
  3. “Inter Lupum Et Canem”: New Color Work by Janica Yoder (February 7-April 5, 1987)
  4. Walter Hamady: Collages (April 3-May 24, 1987)
  5. The Highway as Habitat: A Roy Stryker Documentation, 1943-1955 (April 3-May 24, 1987)
  6. Young at Art (April 19-May 17, 1987)
  7. Selections from the Shirley Blum Collection (May 23-July 5, 1987)
  8. After Abstract Expressionism: The Next Generation (May 23-September 6, 1987)
  9. Lynn Hershman: Hero Sandwiches (May 23-July 5, 1987)
  10. Gary Lang: Installation (June 12-September 13, 1987)
  11. American Cameras: Photographs by Victor Landweber (June 12-July 26, 1987)
  12. American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors (June 12-September 13, 1987)
  13. Photographs Beget Photographs (July 18-September 6, 1987)
  14. Outer/Inner Sanctum: Paintings by Charles Munch (August 1-September 13, 1987)
  15. Wisconsin Triennial (September 25-November 15, 1987)
  16. Paul Vanderbilt (November 28, 1987-January 24, 1988)
  17. Sculpture from the Permanent Collection (November, 28, 1987-January 31, 1988)
  18. Wintergarden Installation by Mary Lucier (December 5, 1987-January 21, 1988)
  19. Sculptors on Paper: New Work (December 5, 1987-January 31, 1988)
  20. Natasha Nicholson (December 5, 1987-January 31, 1988)

1986

  1. George Segal: Gay Liberation, 1980 (Outdoor sculpture installed February 1986)
  2. American Abstract Expressionist Paintings Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation (February 1-March 23, 1986)
  3. The Photography of Imogen Cunningham: A Centennial Selection (March 1-April 13, 1986)
  4. Robert Barnes 1956-1984 A Survey (April 6-May 25, 1986)
  5. Tom Bamberger: Portrait Photographs (April 6-May 25, 1986)
  6. Richard Ross: Museology (April 26-June 22, 1986)
  7. Joel Meyerowitz: A Summer’s Day (June 14, 1986-July 27, 1986)
  8. Arvind Garg: Photographs of India (June 28-August 10, 1986)
  9. William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanica (July 10-July 27, 1986)
  10. Mark Mulhern: Paintings and Works on Paper (August 9-September 21, 1986)
  11. Ancient Quest: Contemporary Visions (August 9-October 5, 1986)
  12. William Wiley: Sculpture from The Eiler Collection (August 9-September 21, 1986)
  13. Edward Weston and Clarence John Laughlin: An Introduction to the Third World of Photography (August 22-October 5, 1986)
  14. Madison Lights (September 18-September 21, 1986)
  15. Farm Families (October 1-November 30, 1986)
  16. Dane County Farm Families (October 1-November 30, 1986)
  17. A Fiber Environment by Claire Zeisler (October 11-November 30, 1986)
  18. Eileen Cowan and John Divola: Recent Work, No Fancy Titles (October 18-December 7, 1986)
  19. Another Country (October 18, 1986-February 1, 1987)
  20. Critical Decades (December 13, 1986-January 4, 1987)
  21. “Thus Speaks This Stone”: American Cemeteries Photographed by Robert Wright (December 13, 1986-February 1, 1987)

1985

  1. Harry Bowers (February 4-March 29, 1985)
  2. A Call to Color (February 4-March 29, 1985)
  3. Nathan Oliveira: A Survey Exhibition 1957-1983 (February 15-April 7, 1985)
  4. George Segal: Jacob and the Angels (February 17-April 7, 1985)
  5. Twentieth Century Prints from the Langer Collection (April 8-May 17, 1985)
  6. Ghost Trains: Photographs by O. Winston Link (April 21-May 21, 1985)
  7. Dale Chihuly: A Decade in Glass (April 21-June 9, 1985)
  8. Common Ground: Photographs by Gregory Conniff (May 11-June 23, 1985)
  9. Randall Berndt’s Wisconsin History Paintings (June 15-July 28, 1985)
  10. Cool: A Past Averted, A Present Observed Photographs by Larry Chatman (June 15- July 28, 1985)
  11. The Machine Sculptures of Alice Aycock (June 15-July 28, 1985)
  12. Going to Extremes: Selections from the Permanent Collection (August 10-September 22, 1985)
  13. Christopher Brown: The Painted Room (August 10-September 22, 1985)
  14. Michael Kenna: Photographs (August 10-September 22, 1985)
  15. Eikoh Hosoe: Photographs 1960-1980 (October 3-December 8, 1985)
  16. Christ-kin, A Biblical Allegory by Diredre Luzwick (October 5-November 10, 1985)
  17. Marsden Hartley 1909-1942 (October 5-November 10, 1985)
  18. Steve Feren: The Ringmaster’s Choice (October 5-November 10, 1985)
  19. Robots: History, Fantasy & Reality (December 1, 1985-January 19, 1986)
  20. Marylu Raushenbush: Reflections on the Changing Self-Mask (October 5-November 10, 1985)
  21. John Coplans: Photographer (December 14, 1985-February 16, 1986)

1984

  1. Regina Flanagan: Elysian Plain (January 28-March 25, 1984)
  2. Georgia O’Keeffe–At the Madison Art Center (March 2-April 29, 1984)
  3. Letter and Numbers/Two by Two (March 19-May 19, 1984)
  4. Young at Art (April 8-May 27, 1984)
  5. Fourth Wisconsin Triennial (May 12-July 15, 1984)
  6. Recent Acquisitions (May 29-August 10, 1984)
  7. Lee Friedlander: Factory Valleys (June 9-July 29, 1984)
  8. Edward Mayer: Stated View (July 29-September 9, 1984)
  9. Ways of Working: Selections for the Permanent Collection (July 29-September 9, 1984)
  10. Madison Collects Modern Prints (August 4-October 13, 1984)
  11. Styles in Still Life (August 20-November 11, 1984)
  12. Owen Morrel: Works 1976-1984 (September 23-November 25, 1984)
  13. Robert Schultz: Drawings (September 23-November 25, 1984)
  14. Joy and Terror: Photographs of Childhood and Adolescence by Arthur Tress (October 20-December 9, 1984)
  15. Bruce Connor: Engravings (October 20-December 9, 1984)
  16. Memorable Faces (November 19, 1984-January 25, 1985)
  17. The Season: American Impressionist Painting (December 8, 1984-February 3, 1985)
  18. Larry Clark: Photographs (December 22, 1984-February 17, 1985)
  19. Fluxus and Friends (December 22, 1984-February 17, 1985)

1983

  1. The Eiler Collection…Now: American Art of the 70’s: Formalism to Figuration (March 10-May 3, 1983)
  2. Lorenzo Pezzatini (May 2-May 20, 1983)
  3. New Contacts: Photographs by Nicholas Nixon (May 7-June 19, 1983)
  4. American Prints of Recent Vintage/Self Portraits (May 7-July 29, 1983)
  5. Ways of Seeing (May 21-July 17, 1983)
  6. De Wain Valentien: Double Pyramid (June 4-July 17, 1983)
  7. Paul Outerbridge: A Singular Aesthetic (July 23-September 11, 1983)
  8. New Image: Pattern and Decorations From the Morten G. Neumann Family Collection (July 31-September 19, 1983)
  9. Vernon Fisher (July 31-September 19, 1983)
  10. Jill Sebastian (July 31-September 19, 1983)
  11. Boating (August 8-September 30, 1983)
  12. Marsha Burns (August 9-September 30, 1983)
  13. Jones Road Print Shop: The First Decade (September 17-November 13, 1983)
  14. Chicago: Some Other Traditions (October 2-November 27, 1983)
  15. Simon Sparrow: Drawings and Assemblages (October 2-November 27, 1983)
  16. Sports and Recreation: Selections from the Permanent Collection (October 10- December 9, 1983)
  17. Jim Dow: Photographs (October 10-December 9, 1983)
  18. Site of Southern Wisconsin (November 19, 1983-January 18, 1984)
  19. Kaethe Kollwitz: The Themes (December 11, 1983-February 12, 1984)
  20. Susan Walsh: Recent Work (December 11, 1983-February 12, 1984)
  21. Bill Komoski: Wall Drawings (December 11, 1983-February 12, 1984)
  22. A Varied Landscape (December 19, 1983-February 3, 1984)

1982

  1. Washington Photography: Images of the Eighties (February 20-May 2, 1982)
  2. Familiar but Unique: The Monoprints of Joseph Goldyne (1982)
  3. Mexican Prints from the Permanent Collection (February 15-April 10, 1982)
  4. Photography by Danny Lyon (February 15-April 10, 1982)
  5. New American Graphics 2 (March 13-April 25, 1982)
  6. Sculpture by Robert Brady (March 20-May 9, 1982)
  7. Lucas Samaras: Pastels (March 20-May 9, 1982)
  8. Dennis Nechvatal: Paintings and Drawings (March 20-May 9, 1982)
  9. Wisconsin Biennial (May 21-July 18, 1982)
  10. The Decorative Arts in Dane County (June 5-September 19, 1982)
  11. Amos Zook: A Garden of Lights and Gravities (August 1-September 19, 1982)
  12. Egypt: Day and Night; Watercolors by Keith Achepohl (September 13-October 22, 1982)
  13. New Directions: Contemporary American Art; From the Commodities Corporation Collection (October 3-November 28, 1982)
  14. George Bellows: Lithographs (November 7-December 26, 1982)
  15. Sylvia Plimack Mangold Paintings 1965-1982 (December 11, 1982-February

1981

  1. Prairie: Photographs by Robert Adams (February 3-March 29, 1981)
  2. Peter Saul on Politics, Art, and Morality (February 3-March 29, 1981)
  3. The Legacy of Rudolph & Louise Langer (February 9-April 3, 1981)
  4. Photo Facts and Opinions (April 14-May 24, 1981)
  5. Madame Moustache & Other States of Mind: Watercolors by Judy Raffael (April 14-May 31, 1981)
  6. Frances Myers: Frank Lloyd Wright Aquatints (April 14-June 14, 1981)
  7. Prisons of Fantasy by Piranesi (April 14-June 14, 1981)
  8. Photographs by Carol Cameron (April 14-June 14, 1981)
  9. Fifty Works of Art That Shouldn’t Leave Madison (June 6-July 19, 1981)
  10. Downtown Madison: Photographs by Dennis Church (July 7-September 13, 1981)
  11. Selections from the Permanent Collection (July 7-September 13, 1981)
  12. Images of Summer: from the Permanent Collection (July 15-July 31, 1981)
  13. Joan Kahn: Environmental Sculpture (July 29-September 13, 1981)
  14. Music with Roots in the Aether (August 1-September 13, 1981)
  15. Contemporary British Printmakers (August 8-September 2, 1981)
  16. Between the Freeways: The Art of Downtown Los Angeles (October 2-November 29, 1981)
  17. The Crowd and the Lonely: from the Permanent Collection (October 12-November 27, 1981)
  18. Interiors: Selections from the Permanent Collection (December 2-February 5, 1982)
  19. Natasha’s Dollhouse (December 3-December 30, 1981)
  20. Christo: Running Fence, A Documentary Exhibition (December 17, 1981-February 28, 1982)

1980

  1. Selections from the Permanent Collection (February 22-March 28, 1980)
  2. Citizen, Photographs by Doug Edmunds (March 28-May 9, 1980)
  3. Wisconsin Biennial (May 9-July 13, 1980)
  4. Prints and Drawings by Robert Cottingham and William T. Wiley (July 26-August 31, 1980)
  5. Selections from the Permanent Collection (September 4-September 14, 1980)
  6. Aaron Bohrod: The Still Life Paintings 1965-1980 (September 21-November 9, 1980)

1979

  1. Four Centuries of French Printmaking (April 1-May 5, 1979)
  2. Portraits: William Kluba Paintings and Drawings (April 1-May 6, 1979)
  3. Alice Neel: A Retrospective Exhibition (April 22-June 10, 1979)
  4. Self Portraits (April 22-June 19, 1979)
  5. For the Sake of a Singe Verse: Lithographs by Ben Shahn (May 18-June 24, 1979)
  6. Photographs by Gregory Conniff (May 18-June 24, 1979)
  7. Platinum Prints by Steve Szabo (May 18-June 27, 1979)
  8. Fiber Miniatures (May 20-June 24, 1979)
  9. Warrington Colescott’s “History of Printmaking” (June 15-July 29, 1979)
  10. Three Landscape Painters (June 15-July 29, 1979)
  11. Vintage Paintings from the Permanent Collection (June 15-September 2, 1979)
  12. Photographs by Thom Harney (July 2-August 25, 1979)
  13. Sculpture by Ila Kamper (August 3-September 2, 1979)
  14. Prison Art from the Oxford Federal Penitentiary (August 5-September 2, 1979)
  15. Art Cart Art (August 17-September 9, 1979)
  16. Madison Area Paper Invitational (September 14-October 7, 1979)
  17. Color Field Paintings by John Sheean (September 14-October 14, 1979)
  18. Elizabeth Harris: A Retrospective Exhibition (September 14-October 14, 1979)
  19. Recent Work by Mel Butor (October 19-November 25, 1979)
  20. Photographs by John Divola (October 19-November 25, 1979)
  21. Late 20th Century Art from the Sydney & Frances Lewis Foundation (November 25, 1979-January 1980)