“Collecting, preserving, interpretign, & exhibiting works of art”
The Chazen Museum of Art opened in 1970 as the Elvehjem Art Center to further the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s mission of education, research, and public service. In 1978 it became the Elvehjem Museum of Art, and in 2005, in honor of a lead gift toward expansion, was renamed the Chazen Museum of Art. The expansion opened in October, 2011, doubling the size of the museum. The new building is joined to the Conrad A. Elvehjem building by a dramatic and functional bridge gallery. The Elvehjem Building is dedicated to the memory of the president of the UW–Madison from 1958 to 1962. The Chazen is a division of the College of Letters and Science at the UW–Madison.
How can you go wrong with a free art museum. They had some impressive pieces. It's a great way to spend an hour or two.
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Chazen Museum of Art
- Tue, Wed, Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thu: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Sun, Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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