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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 227 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-257-0158
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Ranked #25 of 41 Attractions in Madison
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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293 reviews 293 reviews
138 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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217 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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