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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-257-0158
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Very Enjoyable

My wife and I aren’t huge fans of modern art but we’re glad we visited this museum. There was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff K
via mobile
Special Art Show

We wandered in and discovered an Art Fair going on inside the museum. It offered a variety of... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
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Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building on State Street, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art provides free exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The four galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-257-0158
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I aren’t huge fans of modern art but we’re glad we visited this museum. There was a lot of variety to the art and many interesting pieces. It’s a lot smaller than the Chazen but equally enjoyable.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed November 19, 2017

We wandered in and discovered an Art Fair going on inside the museum. It offered a variety of interesting things, from gourmet food to jewelry to art.

Thank acedaughter
Reviewed November 6, 2017

This museum looks impressive, with its architecturally striking angular glass street front on a prominent corner downtown, but inside there is virtually nothing to see. There was one small room with about a dozen blown up photographs and a slightly larger room with one incomprehensible...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The art museum always has top-notch presentations. My sister who is a docent at Milwaukee Art Museum thinks Madison's is better. The way the art is displayed is always interesting and thoughtful. Much of the art is very avant-garde. The gift shop is outstanding with...More

Thank fern58
Reviewed September 28, 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to MMOCA. The exhibits were interesting the the drinks at Fresco topped off the night perfectly. Really neat building too.

1  Thank OmarMel85
Reviewed July 9, 2017

there was almost nothing to see when we were there; good thing it was free of charge! very friendly staff by the way

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Will not go back. Minimal exhibits with minimal art. Free, good fourth floor restroom that had a bum sleeping outside of it. Or he was dead.

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed May 7, 2017

This is definitely worth a look when you are in Madison. This spacious modern museum has some wonderful art on display and it's free to visit. Be sure to go up to the rooftop to see the views from there. There's also some metal art...More

1  Thank onthego321
Reviewed April 23, 2017

A nice small museum with a variety of exhibits for all ages. We were delighted to see the school children's exhibit. They also had a contemporary photography exhibition that featured interactive parts to engage the visitors and invite reflection. Also notorious was the exhibition from...More

Thank Lorenzo17
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We went to view an exhibit that showcased artwork from school children. Our granddaughter, a Kindergartner, had a piece of art there. There were various mediums of art by all school age levels. The art was beautifully displayed and care was taken so show things...More

Thank Lori M
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