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Taking Their Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context

September 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016

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.

In celebration of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s ten-year anniversary in its striking Cesar Pelli-designed building, MMoCA will present Taking Their Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context, on view September 12 through January 3. Drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection, Taking Their Place highlights more than 50 works in various media that have entered MMoCA’s collection within the past decade, several of which are on display for the first time. By bringing together newer acquisitions with more familiar favorites, this exhibition illuminates the conceptual and formal connections between existing and newer works, and offers insight into how and why a museum builds its collection.