Art

Current Exhibitions

Fred Stonehouse, Untitled, 1987. Mixed media on paper, 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase, through Arts Midwest with matching funds from the Rudolph and Louise Langer Fund.0
Tova K., Sea Creature, watercolor. Grade 11, James Madison Memorial High School, 2018. Art teacher Josh Newland.0
Young at Art: 2019
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Shimon Attie, The Crossing, 2017. Single-channel video with 4.1 audio, 7:59 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.0
Exhibition // Apr 20 – Sep 29
Tyanna Buie, The Front Porch, 2017. Screenprint, hand-applied ink, and Caran d'Ache monotype on paper, 96 x 84 inches. Image courtesy the Artist and The Alice Wilds Gallery, Milwaukee.0
Exhibition // May 04 – Sep 22
Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Like A Hammer, 2014. Elk hide, glass beads, artificial sinew, wool blanket, metal studs, steel, found pinewood block, and fur; 56 × 24 × 11 in. Collection of Tracy Richelle High and Roman Johnson, courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.0
Exhibition // Jun 08 – Sep 15
Exhibition // Oct 19 – Feb 16

MMoCA Collection

MMoCA Collects
Roger Brown
Chair de Triomphe, Oil on clothes iron and wooden chair
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Chicago Imagists

MMoCA has one of the premier institutional collections of Chicago Imagist works. The Imagists were a group of figurative artists who emerged in Chicago in the mid-1960s. They used vibrant color, bold lines, and depicted the human body grossly distorted and highly stylized. Their bizarre portrayals of the human form expanded on Chicago’s artistic tradition of the grotesque established by artists like Ivan Albright and Leon Golub. Although influenced by the encyclopedic collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Imagists were equally inspired by ethnographic collections at the Field Museum, self-taught artists, comic books, storefront window displays, and advertisements in magazines.

Past Exhibitions

Learn more about MMoCA’s previous exhibitions. A complete list of exhibitions since 1979 is available here.