Chazen Museum of Art

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison: Hours, Address, Chazen Museum of Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Chazen Museum of Art
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
This art museum's impressive collection includes prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures from prehistoric times to modern day. Special exhibitions showcasing local artists take place throughout the year. The Chazen remains free, but you must book an appointment in advance to visit during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic:
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Betty
2 485 contributions
World Class Art!
Sep 2021
This art museum has a lot of world class pieces. There is a wide array of art from local to national and international artists. They expanded the museum since we last visited many years ago. Not sure how they can do this but admission is free. The only hard part is finding parking.

Maps are not provided so plan ahead and print a map but they also have a QR scan at the desk to get a map.
Written 3 October 2021
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Ariadna Buj
Bogota, Colombia66 contributions
This is a hidden jewel
Sep 2021
I could not believe the quality of art that this museum owns. From Picasso to Rothko, from ancient culture to pre-Columbian, this museum has everything to offer. You can not leave Madison without visiting the museum.
Written 18 September 2021
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MarieJ
3 contributions
Excellent variety in the collection
Jul 2021
The Museum was only half-open when we visited, but there was more than enough to fill an afternoon. The variety of 20th/21st century art was impressive and stimulating. There is also a nice collection of African art including two pieces by El Anatsui.
Written 16 July 2021
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Geeena
San Francisco, CA324 contributions
It's free and has some wonderful art
Jun 2021
While half the museum was closed off and even some galleries in the half we could visit were closed, we still enjoyed out visit. The 3 of us are not modern art fans but we found plenty to enjoy in this well rounded collection.
Written 9 June 2021
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LightPacker742640
5 contributions
Wonderful Art on a Snowy Day
Jan 2020 • Couples
Snowy day in Madison but warm, cozy and oh so interesting inside the Chazen. The exhibits were varied and displayed as to get the optimum view of each piece. In some places the lighting should have been more luminous. Another great FREE museum. Thank you.
Written 13 February 2020
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Tom M
Middleton, WI81 contributions
Went for a relaxing morning, didn't relax...
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I went to spend the morning at the cafe and the museum. Despite what the signs, the website, Google, and this site say, while the cafe is open at 8am, the mise only has one tiny gallery open at 8am.

You can't claim you are open when 80% of the museum is closed until lunch time. And please don't be condesendimg to me when you finally notice I'm try to find away to the rest of the museum. How about a closed until 11am sign instead of.makng me guess. I understand that you are a teaching institute, but if you want to be open to the public, learn a little something about serving the public. Fix you signage and teach your staff how to talk to the public.
Written 4 February 2020
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Jolette J
Ashland, WI1 contribution
Great museum
Dec 2019 • Family
My daughter is interested in the arts, so we visited this museum while in town. She/we really enjoyed it. It is rather large with quite a variety of work to view.
Written 9 December 2019
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Amy H
Paris, AR52 contributions
Lovely afternoon
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is a fabulous collection with temporary exhibits. There is a wide range of art and period styles. Admission is free.
There were students from the College of Dance practicing in the foyer. There is a nice coffee shop with some gift items.
Written 4 December 2019
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Beth A
Mount Horeb, WI147 contributions
New cafe
Nov 2019
They have a new cafe with wifi, treats, espresso, and gifts. It's a gift shop with benefits! I already bought a book and a few mochas. Really nice addition to a great museum!
Written 6 November 2019
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Stafford D
Aurora, IL32 contributions
Well rounded, very eclectic collection. AIC vibe.
Sep 2019
This may not be The Art Institute of Chicago, where I’m a member, but it has very much the same vibe. Their collection runs the gamut of art through time and place, so it’s a great place to go to recharge your creative energy and lift your spirits. Plus...it’s free.
Written 8 October 2019
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Chazen Museum of Art is open:
  • Tue - Wed 12:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Fri 12:00 - 19:00
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