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MMoCA Galleries and Store Closed

In response to local and national recommendations on limiting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum Store are closed until further notice and all events are either cancelled or postponed.

Staff members will continue working remotely. We ask that people who need to contact the museum use email or the contact us form on the website and exercise patience.

MMoCA relies on the generous support of our community to maintain our free admission policy and free education events and does not receive direct funding from the city of Madison or the state of Wisconsin.  We ask that you consider giving to the museum to help sustain our organization during this challenging time.

Museum staff are monitoring the situation closely and will announce any additional programming changes through our regular channels, including this website, email newsletter, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

Thank you for  your understanding and support.


Tuesday-Thursday noon-5 pm
Friday noon-8 pm
Saturday 10 am-8 pm
Sunday noon-5 pm
Closed Mondays

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

MMoCA is closed every year on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

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


Thanks to generous support from our community, there is no admission fee for museum exhibitions. Most museum education programs are also free. Visit the events page for descriptions and details.


The museum does not offer on-site parking; however there are a variety of parking options in downtown Madison. 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.


MMoCA is adjacent to Overture Center for the Arts, which offers a robust schedule of concerts, performances, and exhibitions for regional audiences.


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.


MMoCA encourages all guests to share their museum experience online and tag us whenever possible: @mmocamadison or #mmocamadison.

Personal, non-commercial photography (without flash) is welcomed in the galleries, Sculpture Garden, and other public spaces of the museum. MMoCA reminds guests to be aware of the artwork and to be mindful not to disrupt other visitors or block pathways.

More involved photography, involving professional photographers, equipment, or set-up must be discussed with MMoCA staff in advance and may require a small fee. Please refer to MMoCA’s photo policies for more detail on photography at the museum.


MMoCA Notes, the museum’s email bulletin, will keep you informed about upcoming events and exhibitions. Sign up now.