Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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This free museum offers exciting exhibits from emerging artists as well as influential works from those widely known. There's something for everyone to love with areas dedicated to children's connection to the art. On top of it all, MMoCA features a great view of State Street among the rooftop sculpture garden.
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Hondo 1 RPCV
673 contributions
Great exhibits in a cool building
Jun 2021 • Family
Only a few floors were open because of some wedding receptions taking place, but the exhibits were cool that were open. Very neat building
Written June 14, 2021
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JMCSTL
Maryland Heights, MO4,753 contributions
Small Collection in a Striking Building
Feb 2020
As TA member Taylor B emphasized in their recent review, the MMoCA building (designed by renowned Argentine architect Cesar Pelli) presents an attractive & unique home for the museum's contemporary art collection and related visiting exhibitions. The free admission is also an unexpected bonus for visitors; be sure to grab an exhibit map & related art descriptions at the front desk, to help you navigate the disconnected gallery spaces & to better understand the art pieces. But beyond the soaring sharp-angled multi-story glass atrium stairwell, my wife & I found very little noteworthy art inside. Perhaps the curators will continue to strengthen the local collection & attract higher profile traveling exhibits, but on this day in March the visit was no more satisfying than those in many other modern art museums we've visited around the U.S..
Written February 23, 2020
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,910 contributions
A three-story glass facade and an architectural landmark
Feb 2020
Perhaps the most imposing building in Madison, Wisconsin, isn't the State Capitol. Visitors are awestruck when viewing the three-story glass facade of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art for the first time. At least these two visitors from Chicago were. The MMoCA, as it is commonly referred to, formerly known as the Madison Art Center, is an art museum with a three-story glass facade that serves as the museum's main staircase and an architectural landmark. Located at 227 State Street, at the corner of State and Henry Streets, it is part of the Overture Center for the Arts. The MMoCA has four galleries--the State Street Gallery directly off the museum lobby, the Henry Street Gallery that showcases a rotating selection of the museum's collections; the main galleries, the museum's largest exhibition space, on the second floor; and the Imprint Gallery on the second floor that provides an environment for artwork based on sound or film. Artwork also is displayed in the lobby and in the Rooftop Sculpture Garden. There also is a theater for films, a museum store and the Fresco restaurant. Admission is free. Currently, the most notable piece in the museum's collection is Pitahayas, a 1938 oil-on-metal painting by Frida Kahlo.
Written February 4, 2020
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RickMarshall
Brookfield, WI196 contributions
NICE ATMOSPHERE
Nov 2019
This is a nice small museum with very unique offerings. I love Modern and Contemporary art, and this is an impressive home for rotating collections. I loved the atmosphere, a very low-key, contemplative vibe.
Written November 2, 2019
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Thank you for coming in! We appreciate you spending time at MMoCA and hope to see you again soon.
Written November 4, 2019
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GranZorro
Zug, Switzerland1,169 contributions
Excellent temporary exhibitions
Aug 2019
Walking towards the Capitol on the pedestrian mall, Madison's Contemporary Art Museum offers a welcome counterpoint to the many shops and eateries.
The museum doesn't have its own collection, and thus the visitors' enjoyment depends upon the temporary exhibits he encounters.
We were lucky, as a least three of the four artists on show in August made our visit very worthwhile. Btw, the museum is free.
Written September 24, 2019
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Lance
Janesville, WI60 contributions
Well worth the time to see
Sep 2019
Not a big fan of modern art but they have a good collection. I would definitely recommend this museum to anyone who likes modern art.
Written September 22, 2019
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MrandMrsStJohn
Flemington, NJ74 contributions
Eclectic contemporary art
Aug 2019
We enjoyed 80% of the exhibits, none of which are permanent. The architechture is amazing and the exhibits well curated with excellent background information on the artist.
Written August 22, 2019
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Thank you for your visit!
Written September 11, 2019
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Stephanie S
Dallas, TX63 contributions
Great diversity program
Jun 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the sculpture garden on the roof and its beautiful view. There are multiple stories of featuring different artists.
Written July 2, 2019
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BudgetGuy
4 contributions
Curatorial Heaven for the rest of us
May 2019 • Friends
No matter what is being exhibited, we always make a beeline to MMoCA since it's presentation of artists and their works is so superb. You may think going in, Oh Well, but you'll find yourself spending an hour where you'd planned to spend minutes!
Written May 28, 2019
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Thank you! We appreciate you visiting and your great review!
Written May 29, 2019
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53Ruta_R
Chicago, IL393 contributions
small museum
May 2019 • Solo
i went on the Sunday of memorial day weekend and stopped at the gift store prior to visiting the museum.
I went through the museum and gift shop in about an hour. there was one installation in progress, so was closed off. looked like the restaurant was closed as well, since I did not see activity there. The rooftop sculpture area was really nice and gave a good view of the street and theater.
The museum is free, but donations are welcome.
Written May 27, 2019
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Thank you for coming to MMoCA! It is unfortunate that our main galleries were closed for a new exhibition installation. I hope you can return and enjoy artwork in that space, as well as the other three galleries.
Written May 28, 2019
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