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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-257-0158
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almost empty

there was almost nothing to see when we were there; good thing it was free of charge! very friendly... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
Free with nothing to see

Will not go back. Minimal exhibits with minimal art. Free, good fourth floor restroom that had a... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Casey Y
Des Moines
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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 good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-257-0158
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Reviewed 9 July 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 23 May 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 7 May 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 23 April 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 26 February 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
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spent time browsing several, but not all of the exhibits on the sunny morning we stopped here. The museum is easy to find on State Street. Our car was parked at our hotel and walking here was easy. We loved the light pouring inside...More

Thank Travelartgolf
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This museum had an exhibit of Wisconsin artists. It was several levels but you can do it in an hour or so. There is a rooftop restaurant and sculpture garden. However the garden was closed due to weather. It is free so it's worth a...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great utilization of a small space. Educational displays, truly an important experience. Great documentation and authenticity to displays. We are fortunate to have such a great museum.

1  Thank Whynottodays
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

For a free museum I was delighted at the quality of the exhibits here. The staff were helpful and friendly. I was lucky enough to catch the tail-end of the Frances Myers collection, it was wonderful! I appreciated that there were areas to sit down...More

1  Thank Sarah U
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located as part of the Overture Center, the exhibits which change are very interesting. Certainly not up to San Francisco, chicago or New York, it is worth a visit if in Madison. Also has a very nice gift shop

Thank Kenneth L
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