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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 227 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-257-0158
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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nice small art museum

Another free thing to do in Madison! Smaller than I expected but still worth it to go through. Loved the kids artwork from around the city that was exhibited. Great gift shop and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Minneapolis,MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Another free thing to do in Madison! Smaller than I expected but still worth it to go through. Loved the kids artwork from around the city that was exhibited. Great gift shop and lots of interesting gifts. I wish the museum was a little bigger it didn't take very long to go through it.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Conveniently-located off State & Johnson, entering visitors are at once attracted to climbing the unique and impressive glass staircase to the galleries. Of course no photos are allowed of the art inside, but bring your camera for the city views. The 3rd floor sculpture garden is a lovely respite on a sunny day and provides especially great views of the... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I've always loved modern art because it seems to try so hard - when it's good, it's really good and when it's bad, it's really bad. The MMoCA has been able to bring in some really impressive artists in the past. It's always worth stopping in to see if anything takes you by surprise. When my friend and I stopped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are in the area, I would suggest adding this to your agenda. This museum is not very big, but offers a pretty good selection of art. I am not a big art fan, and I found it fascinating! This museum is also free!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We'd always passed this small place by before when we were in Madison, but we're very glad we stopped in. The exhibit of Mexican art was especially exciting. The shows and collections aren't huge, but that makes it easy to view and absorb what's on display. We skipped the shop, so I can't comment on that, but I'll be back... More 

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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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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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