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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
608-257-0158
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Ranked #30 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Type: Art Museums
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We loved the contemporary art in the Chazem Museum of Art, but this place left us a bit cold. They tend to have edgy art which is a bit preachy - in your face. But that seems to be the norm in contemporary art today. Admission is free!

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

If you are expecting Monet, or the like, you will not find it here. All art shown here is truly contemporary. Worth the stop in to see examples of some of the main contemporary artist of this century. Currently, this is free due to an endowment by an unknown benefactor.

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Currently showing great displays of collage and mexican art. However, 'security' were very active when nearing an exhibit and shop didn't stock examples of what was on dispaly.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I was impressed by the glass stairway of MMOCA. The current exhibit, the Wisconsin Triennial wasn't too impressive, but the building itself is worthy of a Very Good. There was an excellent video of dance artists describing and demonstrating what a "fall" meant to them. And admission is free.

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Marco Island, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The museum itself could be one of the best keep secrets in Madison when it come to affordable entertainment for a family or an individual. Yes, the admission is free year round and you get way, way more than you should ever expect for free.. Exhibits are always changing, the staff is friendly and helpful. If you need a unique... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

MMoCA is a must-stop when on State Street. Besides the fact that they have intriguing exhibits (right now, for example, the Ellsworth Kelly Prints show is a wake-up call for your eyes with its bold color!), there’s also a gift shop with a plethora of wallet-tempting items you won’t find anywhere else as well as a rooftop sculpture garden (a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Intriguing and interesting. I enjoyed the displays and was impressed by the variety and versitility of the museum.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

First, the location of the museum is just so accessible. We just wandered in from State Street as we were going to UW to watch the fireworks display. The two exhibits were intriguing and well put together. As I said, I'm not into art, but I might become a convert if I lived in Madison.

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Orland Park, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

A wonderful museum displaying art for various artists. An area for children to learn about art. A rooftop sculpture area with a few pieces on display. Close to the Capital and other attractions. Lots of metered multi level parking garages in the area.

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Iowa City, IA
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Rocks and water in video and photographs, very nice. What a fine museum right on State Street. Don't miss the lovely gift shop.

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