• Johanna (l) and Leslie (r) Garfield are seen with Bucky Badger at the Fifth Birthday Party for the Chazen Building

    Leslie Jerome Garfield ’53

    March 23, 1932 – December 16, 2022 With a heavy heart we report the passing of Leslie J. Garfield, ’53, a longtime friend and benefactor […]

  • Haeberli bequest to the Chazen

    Works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, and Yoruba craftsmen are among the objects that the estate of Professor Emeritus Willy Haeberli bequeathed to the Chazen […]

  • Johanna (l) and Leslie (r) Garfield are seen with Bucky Badger at the Fifth Birthday Party for the Chazen Building

    A Fitting Tribute

    Gifts made in honor of Johanna “Jo” Rosengarten Garfield add innovative prints to the Chazen’s permanent collection. Leslie J. Garfield ’53 recently made two gifts […]

  • Pamela and Stephen Hootkin greet visitors at the opening of The Human Condition.

    Pamela and Stephen Hootkin

    Since the early 1980s, Stephen and Pamela Hootkin have been collecting contemporary ceramics and ceramic sculpture. While they began collecting ceramic vessels, by the end […]

  • Jane Hamblen

    Donor Highlight: Jane Hamblen

    "I support the Chazen, both financially and as a docent, because it is a remarkable institution that enriches the lives of its countless visitors."

  • Jon Sorenson

    Giving Back for a Better Society

    The youngest of five children, Jon Sorenson grew up in Milwaukee. With a mother and a grandmother who were amateur painters, he has led a life adorned with art and music since the beginning.

  • Sustaining Support Makes a Difference

    Consistent annual support from alumni and friends has played a vital role in providing flexibility to address immediate priorities and new initiatives—from ensuring all students […]

  • Kato Perlman

    A Legacy Gift That Hits the Right Note

    For the past seven years, a generous annual gift from Kato Perlman has ensured that Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen has continued to fill […]

  • Collaborative Fellowship in Art Education

    The Burish Fellowship in Art Education was established by Helen and Mark Burish to support a collaborative fellowship shared between the museum and the art […]

  • Joen Greenwood

    Joen Greenwood Fund for the Chazen

    Joen E. Greenwood established an eponymously named fund for the Chazen to support “the purchase or exhibition of art created by contemporary women artists” or to fund publications. Throughout her long career in finance, Greenwood sustained a strong commitment to the arts, particularly those created by female artists.