Plan Your Visit


We’re excited to welcome you to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

Please be assured that MMoCA staff members are monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and implementing safety measures recommended by the CDC and local public health officials. Our top priority is always the safety of our guests and staff, and we ask that you help us keep our community healthy.

Our Galleries Are Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
Friday: 12-6 PM
Saturday: 12-6 PM
Sunday: 12-6 PM

Closed: Monday-Thursday

Per  local public health regulations, Museum visitors and staff are required to wear masks inside the building. Masks are also encouraged outside in the Rooftop Sculpture Garden

MMoCA staff members have increased custodial duties of public spaces, including elevator buttons, railings, door handles, and faucets. Hand sanitizer and tissues are located prominently throughout the building. Anyone who recently experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or has been diagnosed with the virus is asked to stay home and recuperate.

We encourage you to check our website often, as additional policies and preventative measures may be added or amended to ensure that we follow all public health policies and recommendations from the CDC.

Feel free to contact the museum’s Director of Public Operations, Bob Sylvester, at with any questions or concerns.

Visit MMoCA’s Welcome Back page for more information. 


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, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, 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.


Fresco, the museum’s rooftop restaurant and longtime catering partner, closed in October 2021 due to the pandemic. MMoCA is excited for the possibilities a new restaurant will bring, and anticipate that a new restaurant will be in place in spring 2022. Follow us on social media (via Instagram or Facebook) to be the among the first to know more about the new rooftop restaurant.


MMoCA is adjacent to Overture Center for the Arts, which maintains separate entrance policies for visitors. Please visit the Overture website for details. Please enter MMoCA’s galleries through the lobby doors on State Street.


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, Icon staircase, 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 updated photo policies for more detail on photography at the museum:

MMoCA Photography Policies (2021)
MMoCA Photo Permit (2021)


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