Full Circle: Acquisitions and Exhibitions ￼
November 14, 2020 – August 22, 2021
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, Susan Rothenberg, Frank Stella, 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.
(Re)Collections: Full Circle
Virtual Visit with Mel Becker Solomon
Please Note: Music plays automatically when you begin the virtual tour, but the music can be turned off.
Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, R & R Studios
Tim House (In Green Pastures)
Rob and Christian Clayton
2090–At Random, Milwaukee
Irregular Plural II
S. W. Wiskonsin
White Light Mystery in a White Light
Black Hawk Unit Topography + Terrain
Points of Interest
Blue Gray Green Red
Jin Soo Kim
Hamburger 40¢, New York
Thunder Bay II
Store, Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh
Wee Jim’s Black Eye
Bear Skin Rug
Depression Bread Line
Dassel City Council, Dassel, Minnesota (population 1,134), City Council, March 15, 1999 (L to R): Nancy Nicholson, Ava Flachmeyer (Mayor), Jan Casey, Sherlyn Bjork (Deputy Clerk)
Prom Queen Picking Corn
J. Shimon and J. Lindemann
J.S. Mounting Tractor
J. Shimon and J. Lindemann
Mity Mite Quilted Twin
First Quarter of Moon Dog
Presenting Sponsorship for Full Circle: Acquisitions and Exhibitions has been provided by Jan and Bill DeAtley; Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation; and Ellen Rosner and Paul J. Reckwerdt. Major Sponsorship has been provided by JoAnne Robbins and David Falk; and Madison Print Club with additional support from Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith; Natalie and Dan Erdman; JH Findorff & Son Inc.; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Volunteers; Diane Seder and Bruce Rosen; Terry Family Foundation; Darcy Kind and Marc Vitale; Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; Jessica and Jim Yehle.