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Chazen Museum of Art

750 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706-1411
+1 608-263-2246
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Magnificent Madison Museum

The Chazen never fails. On my many trips to Madison there is always a special exhibit on the main... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nancy S
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Minnesota
Incredibly Underrated Venue (and it's FREE!)

The Chazen Museum of Art is an underappreciated cultural venue. With over 20, 000 works of art, it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thee_WaunaKing
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Madison, Wisconsin
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This art museum's impressive collection includes, prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures from prehistoric times to modern day. Special exhibitions showcasing local artists take place throughout the year.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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750 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706-1411
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Chazen never fails. On my many trips to Madison there is always a special exhibit on the main floor. I have seen so many there, all beautiful surprises: photography of cathedrals, for example. These would be exhibits that might not be in large city...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Chazen Museum of Art is an underappreciated cultural venue. With over 20, 000 works of art, it has the state’s second largest collection of art. On the first Sunday of every month, it offers a free classic music concert as part of its Sunday...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw an art exhibit done by developmentally disabled artists from around the world. It was inspirational and awesome. If you are in Madison, take the time to see this exhibit. It is free. It was inspire you.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For some reason I was under the impression that this museum would have only modern art in its collection. But this appeared to be completely incorrect. The first and second floors present mainly modern art, but the third floor collection consists of works of art...More

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ChazenArt, Guest Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the museum! We are so glad you think of the museum as a must-see and enjoyed the breadth of the collection. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides rotating shows, this museum has a world class collection of 20th century art that any large city museum would be proud of. Do not miss the David Smith sculpture and the great Calders and Chicago imagists.

Thank jfadds
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ChazenArt, Guest Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing a review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m not an art museum per se, but this is a sweet little museum that is free to the public. Parking is an absolute hassle.

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ChazenArt, Guest Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the museum and providing your feedback.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The inside of the building is well designed but I have been to a lot of museums and was honestly a bit dissapionted. There were some pretty cool modern art pieces but the amount of older art left a bit to be desired. I also...More

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ChazenArt, Guest Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum, Adam N. I am sorry that you were a bit disappointed with the experience. If there is anything that we could do to make your visit more enjoyable, please feel free to reach out to the museum directly.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This venue is great for both adults and children (at least 5 years old). Large variety of art to look at and you can't beat the free price.

1  Thank Kathy N
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ChazenArt, Guest Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum! We hope to see you again soon, Kathy N!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A great spot to visit while in Madison. Multi level with many contemporary art pieces and some very avant-garde acquisitions. Visited the samurai event in the summertime, very well curated and was lucky to have been able see it.

Thank RobS2011
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ChazenArt, Guest Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for visiting. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A wonderful facility with a collection of work that covers nearly every medium, genre, and culture. The temporary exhibit was Aborigine Art. This alone was educational and impressive. The art was exhibited well with adequate lighting and space to view. Sufficient benches were available for...More

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ChazenArt, Guest Relations Manager at Chazen Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing and visiting the museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The Aboriginal Art exhibition is on display through April 22nd.

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Jokerp
14 June 2018|
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Absolutely... it's in heart of UW Campus. There are several places across University Ave, or you can walk a couple of blocks over to State St.
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Linda M
3 April 2016|
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It's about a 5 minute walk: cab would take much longer but about the same travel time if not more.
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