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Learn more about MMoCA’s previous exhibitions.

installation view of Faisal Abdu'Allah: DARK MATTER showing three walls covered in hanging artwork and a bench in the center. The left wall has a row of framed photographs. The middle wall has three hanging jacquard tapestries featuring the artist. The right wall shows four of six tapestries featuring members of the Prince Hall Freemasonry.

Organized by opening date*

2023

  1. Christina Ramberg: Vertical Amnesia (March 4, 2023 – July 16, 2023)

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. Home (July 30 – February 19, 2023)
  5. SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY: closeLISTENER­(reverse, react, “desire”) (August 27 – March 12, 2023)
  6. Faisal Abdu’Allah: DARK MATTER (September 17 – April 2, 2023)
  7. Wendy Red Star: Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird (November 12 – February 26, 2023)

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 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 18, 2008 July 19, 2009)
  4. Return to Function (May 2 August 23, 2009)
  5. Curators’ Choice: New Works in MMoCA’s Collection (June 6 November 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)

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 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 4vMarch 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)