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In Memoriam: Sam Gilliam (1933–2022)

Sep 20 2022

Kind. Generous. Silly. Surprising. All words that Bruce Crownover, MMoCA’s Installations and Facilities Associate, uses to describe artist Sam Gilliam, whom Crownover knew as a…

MMoCA Presents a Multimedia Installation by SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY Examining the Nature of Longing

Sep 07 2022

SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY, DOGWHISTLE[generativeRosestill].png, unity game , 2019, digital image. Courtesy of the Artist. closeLISTENER(reverse, react, “desire”) is the fifth iteration of the artist’s DOGWHISTLE…

MMoCA Presents “Home”–an Exhibition That Explores the Tenuous and Elusive Concept of Home

Jul 27 2022

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) presents “Home,” a multi-media exhibition that creates conversations around concepts often tied to the sense of home—memory, comfort, loss, displacement, and reclamation.

Rooftop Cinema Returns to MMoCA’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden

Jul 15 2022

Photo by Sharon Vanorny. Rooftop Cinema Returns to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden Press Release MADISON, WI– Rooftop Cinema , Madison…

MMoCA’s Annual Art Fair on the Square Returns July 9–10, 2022

Jul 05 2022

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) will host the 64th annual Art Fair on the Square around the city’s Capitol Square, returning to its traditional summer weekend July 9–10, 2022. The Art Fair showcases the work of nearly 500 artists in 485 booths, featuring everything from grand sculptures to delicate contemporary jewelry, handmade furniture, inspired ceramics, and vibrant works for the wall.

MMoCA Presents DARK MATTER, an Exhibition Featuring Celebrated Works by Artist Faisal Abdu’Allah

Apr 05 2022

Faisal Abdu’Allah, The Duppy Conqueror (triptych) , 2017. Jacquard tapestries, 117 x 60 inches, each. Courtesy of the Artist. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Presents…

Watch Mel Chin’s Lecture Online

Mar 23 2022

If you were unable to join us last week for the annual Stephen Fleischman Lectureship with conceptual artist and MacArthur Fellow Mel Chin, you can…

Façade of a Madison Home Slated for Demolition Will Be Transformed into an Art Object–and an Illustration Toward a Lead-Free Future–for an Upcoming MMoCA Exhibition

Mar 02 2022

Mel Chin, Safehouse, 2008-10. Archival photograph, 13 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Mel Chin’s Safehouse Door Press Release MADISON, WI – An unoccupied…

Lesson Plan | Suellen Rocca: Symbolic Self-Portraits – MMoCA

Feb 11 2022

Artwork Game , n.d., oil on canvas Subjects Visual Art, Language Arts Author Mary Kohl Johnson, art educator Essential Questions How do artists create images…

Lesson Plan | Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero: Abstract Animal Portraits – MMoCA

Feb 11 2022

Artwork Fish , 1973, aquatint with embossing Subjects Visual Art, Language Arts, Science Author Ann Mary Kohl-Re Grade Level 3rd–5th grades Objectives Students will encounter…