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the top corner of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art building against a blue cloudy sky


Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State Street, Madison, WI 53703

MMoCA is adjacent to Overture Center for the Arts. Please enter MMoCA’s galleries through the main entrance on State Street.


Thursday: 12–9 PM
Friday: 12–6 PM
Saturday: 10–6 PM
Sunday: 12–6 PM
Monday–Wednesday: Closed

The Museum is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

MMoCA will close when Madison Metro cancels bus service due to weather. MMoCA’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden may be closed due to inclement weather, including icy conditions.


Thanks to generous support from our community, there is no admission fee for Museum exhibitions. Most Museum education programs are also free.


The Museum has a free, self-managed coat check room without lockers. It is located behind the Lobby Desk and across from the elevator. Larger backpacks can be stored behind the Lobby Desk. Belongings behind the desk will be monitored by a museum staff member. Prohibited items must be kept in the Lobby.

For the protection of all visitors and the artwork on display, the following items are not permitted in the exhibition spaces:

  • Weapons are prohibited on the premises.
  • Open food and beverages.
  • Plants and flowers.
  • Large items, bags, luggage, umbrellas, artwork, frames, banners, selfie sticks, balloons, or other similar objects.
  • Marking materials such as paint, adhesives, epoxies, ink, pens, and glue.
  • Glass containers, jars, aerosol cans, liquids, or hazardous materials.
  • Wagons, skateboards, longboards, and scooters.
  • Pets (Service animals are welcome.)
  • Any other item that MMoCA’s Visitor Engagement Team determines may be detrimental to the safety of visitors and the collection.

Personal, non-commercial photography (without flash) is welcomed in the galleries, Sculpture Garden, Icon staircase, and other public spaces of the Museum. Please be aware of the artwork and mindful of other visitors.

More involved photography, involving professional photographers, equipment, or set-up must be discussed with MMoCA staff in advance and may require a small fee.


Located throughout the Museum, Learning Centers offer art-making activities and educational resources for your family to explore. Ask a staff member for their locations.

Private guided tours of MMoCA’s exhibitions are available to groups of six or more adults with four weeks advance notice. School tours are available during the Museum’s regular operating hours for groups of 10 to 60 students. Larger or smaller groups may be accommodated. Email for inquiries, or fill out this form to make an arrangement.



  • All staircases have handrails.
  • The main entrance at 227 State Street has an automatic door opener. Additionally, the interior door connecting the museum to the Overture Center is propped open during gallery hours.
  • Lecture Hall: Wheelchair-accessible entrances are available in the back of the Lecture Hall. To access these entrances, guests should travel through the State Street Gallery and enter the doors at the top of the first ramp.
  • Henry Street Gallery: There are stairs with handrails leading from the First Floor to the Henry Street Gallery. For elevator access, see the Museum Attendant.


  • There is one elevator in the Museum which takes visitors to the first, second, and third floors. The elevator is located just outside of the coat room, near the Lobby Desk.
  • Braille is used to designate floors.


  • Two single-stall restrooms are available on the Third Floor of the Museum. Additional restrooms are available in the back of the Main Galleries on the Second Floor and in the back of the State Street Gallery on the First Floor.
  • Every restroom has at least one stall that is accessible with additional space and handrails.
  • The restrooms on the Second Floor have a baby-changing station. Ask a staff member at the Lobby Desk for a private baby-feeding area.


  • The Museum has one manual wheelchair available free of charge for guests to use during Museum hours on a first-come, first-served basis. The chair is sanitized after each use. Please inquire about wheelchair availability at the Lobby Desk.
  • Manual and electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and mobility aids such as walkers and canes are welcomed in the Museum. Canes do not need rubber stoppers.


  • Large-print labels can be found in a binder within each exhibition. If you are unable to locate them, please reach out to a Museum attendant and they will assist you.


There are a variety of parking options in downtown Madison. However, the Museum does not offer on-site parking.

  • The Museum is located between two city parking garages: the State Street Capitol Garage and the Overture Center Garage. The City of Madison’s website is useful, providing information and a map as well as a website that shows which lots have parking available.
  • Accessible street parking is available on Henry Street near the blue U.S. Federal Court building, approximately 1/2 block away from the Museum’s main entrance at 227 State Street.
  • Each garage has dedicated spaces for disabled parking permit holders on the ground level. The State Street Capitol Garage has dedicated parking spaces next to the elevator on each level. Learn more about accessible parking spaces on the City of Madison’s website.

Bike racks are available on the back of the Museum on Henry Street. Bike racks are located across from Fontana Sports and next to the Overture Center’s Henry Street entrance.

The Museum is accessible via the Madison Metro Transit. Plan your trip online at

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)


MMoCA continues to take guidance from Public Health Madison & Dane County and the CDC to provide a safe environment for all from COVID-19. 

Masks are available for free at the front desk, and hand sanitizer is located throughout the museum. At this time, MMoCA does not require visitors to wear masks.

We strongly encourage visitors who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with the virus to stay home. Our top priority is always the safety of our guests and staff, and we ask that you help us keep our community healthy.

Contact the Museum’s Visitor Engagement Manager, Jason Bank, at with any questions or concerns.

Call 608.257.0158 for more information about current exhibitions and upcoming events.