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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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+1 608-257-0158
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Fri 12:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building on State Street, the...

Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building on State Street, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art provides free exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The four galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view.

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You can explore this museum without feeling tired at the end

A nice small museum with a variety of exhibits for all ages. We were delighted to see the school children's exhibit. They also had a contemporary photography exhibition that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Chicago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice small museum with a variety of exhibits for all ages. We were delighted to see the school children's exhibit. They also had a contemporary photography exhibition that featured interactive parts to engage the visitors and invite reflection. Also notorious was the exhibition from Korean artist Do Ho Suh which included a large-scale installation that visitors can enter and... More 

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Viroqua, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went to view an exhibit that showcased artwork from school children. Our granddaughter, a Kindergartner, had a piece of art there. There were various mediums of art by all school age levels. The art was beautifully displayed and care was taken so show things to their best advantage. The children who were exhibitors were excited to be there with... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spent time browsing several, but not all of the exhibits on the sunny morning we stopped here. The museum is easy to find on State Street. Our car was parked at our hotel and walking here was easy. We loved the light pouring inside and the variety of the installations. I also want to mention the gift shop. They... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This museum had an exhibit of Wisconsin artists. It was several levels but you can do it in an hour or so. There is a rooftop restaurant and sculpture garden. However the garden was closed due to weather. It is free so it's worth a quick visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great utilization of a small space. Educational displays, truly an important experience. Great documentation and authenticity to displays. We are fortunate to have such a great museum.

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1 Thank Whynottodays
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

For a free museum I was delighted at the quality of the exhibits here. The staff were helpful and friendly. I was lucky enough to catch the tail-end of the Frances Myers collection, it was wonderful! I appreciated that there were areas to sit down as I like to sketch things I see or things that have inspired me. I'll... More 

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1 Thank Sarah U
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located as part of the Overture Center, the exhibits which change are very interesting. Certainly not up to San Francisco, chicago or New York, it is worth a visit if in Madison. Also has a very nice gift shop

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Thank Kenneth L
Madison, WI
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The art and events hosted by MMoCA are just wonderful. We are so lucky in Madison to have this wonderful building and gallery! Visit the gift shop!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

My husband and I had our wedding here. Bob and his staff did an incredible job helping us get organized and always available to answer questions as well as making recommendations based on prior weddings held there. Also when in providing us a space to get ready on the day of. The staff was supper friendly and so accommodating, that... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This museum has had a number of excellent exhibits. It is free to the public, the building is lovely. Well worth a visit when you are in Madison

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