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Chazen Museum of Art

750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
608-263-2246
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Ranked #6 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This art museum's impressive collection includes, prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures from prehistoric times to modern day. Special... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Loved it, loved the late-eve Thursday hours because it fit in my schedule well. Started in the modern wing and had a blast. They have a surprisingly diverse and exhaustive collection. The "Human Condition" temporary gallery was a bit "intense," but I found the other modern galleries to be absolutely top notch. A great collection for tracing the evolution of... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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79 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I have not been to the Museum for a long time, maybe 30 years. Wow has it changed. The building is at least twice the size, and the collection of art is varied. We spent over 2 hours in the museum and could not see it all. I am not a fan of contemporary art, but they... More

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

Thank you Bill for visiting and taking the time to write about your experience on your recent visit to the Chazen. More

Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I am really proud of this contribution to the arts. Both the permanent collection and the special exhibits are very interesting and a testimony to the support of the arts here in Madison. The museum is free, and the architecture is reason enough - but should not be enough - for a visit.

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

Thanks Agnetalouise for the review and we hope you had a great visit! More

Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A beautiful, large collection of art, with areas of changing exhibits and Sunday concerts. Free, although donations accepted.

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

Thank you Ellenm725 for visiting and writing about the Chazen! More

Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chazen is located near the UW campus and is beautiful inside and out. The art inside is original and the artists are from all over the world.

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

Thanks dawnomj for sharing your experience. More

Orlando
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the perfect diversion on a rainy morning. There are some nice collections but nothing that was overly impressive. I find some modern art inappropriate for children (eg the goats on the 4 th floor). Perhaps there should be warnings, happy my children are older. The staff was friendly and helpful. The furniture collection was quite dusty, looked like... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow! This new museum is something else--didn't expect to love it as much as we did. The architecture is amazing, with a walkway between the old/new parts of the museum which faces the lake. Spectacular. The collection excellent as well.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great museum! Love the exhibits, events and architecture! Check out the changing exhibits and special events.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is an amazing collection of art right here in the state of Wisconsin! It was my first time visiting in all the years I've been coming to Madison. What a gem!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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138 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I love contemporary art and loved the collection here. The galleries are well lit and display the art pieces well. We take the time to visit museums all over the Country and the world and this museum is one of the best! And, guess what? There is no cost of admission!

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