Talks & Performances

Led by diverse scholars and artists alike, MMoCA offers gallery talks, artist talks, and performances that create an opportunity for a deeper understanding of and connection to works on view.

Art Velo

Shake off the winter doldrums at this high-energy party-on-a-bike. Each February, MMoCA’s glass-encased lobby is transformed for an indoor cycling experience.

Hair Affair

High-flying hair sculptures, designed by premier Madison-area salons, take center stage as models descend the museum’s stunning glass staircase and mingle with guests in the MMoCA lobby.

Gallery Night

Twice a year, lovers of art, culture, and community flow into galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants, and other local businesses to enjoy a community-wide night out like none other.

MMoCA Openings

Celebrate MMoCA’s newest exhibitions with live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and engaging visual art programs.

MMoCA Cinema

Each June, MMoCA’s Rooftop Cinema highlights experimental and art films and video under the stars. Throughout fall, MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema series features Madison premieres of critically-acclaimed and award-winning narrative films and documentaries from around the world.

Art Fair on the Square

One of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square July 13 and 14, 2019 as MMoCA presents the 61st annual Art Fair on the Square.

MMoCA Art & Gift Fair

A fun-filled weekend of relaxed shopping at nearly 100 booths filled with art, gourmet food, and specialty gifts; wine and tasty beverages at cash bars, live music, dance performances, and other attractions for the whole family.


At this immersive color experience, guests enjoy artist and designer-created color-rich environments, artist-led experiences, and hands-on group art projects on each level of the museum. Chroma celebrated color: how it feels, its intensity and beauty, and the way we use it in our lives – this vibrant, biennial event was unlike any other.