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Chazen Museum of Art

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Address: 750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Phone Number: 608-263-2246
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This art museum's impressive collection includes, prints, photographs...
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.
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Great museum with varied collection.

The Chazen is a terrific museum with free admission and a varied collection that has something for everybody. It is doable in one visit without committing an entire day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Chazen is a terrific museum with free admission and a varied collection that has something for everybody. It is doable in one visit without committing an entire day.

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HIGHLAND PARK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful facility and a LARGE collection of art ... paintings, tapestries, furniture, statues, et al. There is so much to see but not much effort goes into explaining the various items. The description cards contain the artist and piece name, but little else. There are no resource tape guides to help you understand what you are seeing.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Madison has a world class museum. Over 20,000 works of art representing the spectrum of art history. Here's just a very brief list: Picasso - unusual paper cutting and sculpture Henry Moore - numerous sculptures Miro Dali A broad collection of Alexander Calder Warhol Renee Lalique art deco Amazing Greek pottery (500-600 B.C.) Ancient Syrian glass Wedgwood ceramics Russian icons... More 

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ChazenArt, Public Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you DPD123 for the write-up and list! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Chazen Museum of Art is absolutely gorgeous. I think that rivals any art museum in many large metropolitan cities. If you haven't had the chance to go yet, please schedule some time to go and enjoy the lovely building and the beautiful art!

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ChazenArt, Public Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you Lilada! We are glad you had an enjoyable visit. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Several floors of interesting art. The day I was there, a group was touring. I overheard the talks and the guide was great. I had to rest a few times while walking thru

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Thanks Paris435805 for your review and stopping at the Chazen Museum of Art this summer. More 

Madison Heights, Michigan
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This museum is located on the UW Campus. It is a great art museum for anyone, regardless if they are the artsy type or the type that just tags along for something to do. There is an exhibit room where they have what I would called traveling exhibits. It's great because every time you go there is something differ the.... More 

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ChazenArt, Public Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for the review JessEEvans! We are glad you had a chance to see so many of the galleries. More 

Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This museum is much larger than I would have expected for Madison and it is very conveniently located on University Avenue at the campus end of State Street. They have exhibits that span the history of art. Its free!

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Thanks A C for the review and visiting us! More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Most Sundays Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasts from the Chazen in the early PM, check there website, what is neat about this is it is free, but you can donate if you want and the Chazen itself is a free art museum too. It is really cool to spend some of the time in the actual concert and then wander a... More 

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ChazenArt, Public Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks Stevencoles! Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen is now broadcast via a free webcast on the first Sunday of each month (except January). The audio feed can be found on our news feed and event calendar or see the concert live! All concerts are free and open to the public. Check out our Sunday Afternoon Live Facebook page at:... More 

Milwaukee
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum is free but worth paying for. They have a large collection and a nice variety of work from modern to renaissance. There was also a nice variety of displays from around the world. Well worth visiting.

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ChazenArt, Public Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks Nancy961. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Toronto and Chennai
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133 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The contemporary Chinese installation is wonderful. The Cuban photography was not like anything we had seen before. Permanent collection has unique features, especially the Russian art and the Mughal miniatures. And admission is free.

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Thank you Brennunjal. We are happy that you got the chance to see the Cuban photography exhibition before it closed Sunday. More 

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Additional Information about Chazen Museum of Art

Address: 750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Phone Number: 608-263-2246
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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