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Jump N Funk

6:00 PM Public viewing of Lifting the Veil, a new sculpture by Sanford Biggers
7:00 - 11:00 PM Jump N Funk
Enjoy complimentary snacks and swag while you boogie down with artists such as Moon Medicin, DRUM POWER, Rich Medina, and more!
Cash bar. Chazen Museum of Art. 6-11 p.m. Information:

‘Premonitions: New Works by Monty Little’ Opening Reception

5:00 – 7:00 PM | Chazen Lobby
Join us as we celebrate the opening of 'Premonitions: New Works by Monty Little'. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and remarks by Monty Little beginning at 5:30 PM.
'Premonitions: New Works by Monty Little', is the Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize exhibition by 2023 MFA candidate Monty Little. The works on view in this exhibition forefront the erasure of Indigenous identities within the United States. Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Information:

re:mancipation Opening Celebration

Chazen Lobby | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Live music, complimentary appetizers, cash bar
re:mancipation is a collaborative project that has undertaken a two-year study of Thomas Ball's 'Emancipation Group' and its complex history, while cultivating a more nuanced understanding of our nation and ourselves. Join us as we welcome artist Sanford Biggers, and MASK Consortium to debut the results of this intense examination. Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Information:

re:orientation Reception

Artist Sanford Biggers, MASK Consortium, and Wildcat Ebony Brown of the Wide Awakes invite you to a reception to keep the conversation going.

"re:mancipation" encompasses the reimagining of the Chazen’s problematic Thomas Ball sculpture "Emancipation Group," the repositioning of additional objects in the museum’s collection, creation of a new artwork by Biggers, as well as new research, archival, and educational material. Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: Free. Information:

Building Community, Connecting with Our Past: A Reception for Graduate Students

The UW-Madison Public History Project is a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced and challenged exclusion on campus. We invite you to join us for a reception where you can connect with others in the graduate student community and learn about our collective past. Meet Public History Project director Kacie Lucchini Butcher, who will share insights on how the project and new exhibit at the Chazen Museum, “Sifting & Reckoning" was developed. Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. 4-6 p.m. Information: 262-2433,

Student Night at Sifting & Reckoning

Join us for an Student Night at the UW-Madison Public History Project’s exhibition Sifting & Reckoning: UW-Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance at the Chazen Museum of Art. Learn more about the history of UW-Madison and the impact that students, faculty, and staff have had on changing our campus community. Free food and musical performances from UW’s own First Wave! Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Information:

Echoing Overseas: Curator in Conversation

Chi-Lynn Lin, PhD student and curator of Echoing Overseas, and Steffani Bennett, UW–Madison assistant professor and Joan B Mirviss Chair in Japanese Art will take a closer look at processes of artistic exchange in pre-modern and modern Asian art. Lin and Bennett will invite the audience to rethink issues of influence, originality, and agency.
Conversation: 6–7 p.m. (Chazen Auditorium)
Reception: 7–8 p.m. (Chazen Lobby) Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 6-8 p.m. Cost: Free. Information:

“Suspended Landscapes” Reception

Guests will have a chance to meet Amanda McCavour, and learn how "Suspended Landscapes" grew in Paige Court to mark the Elvehjem building's—and the museum's—fiftieth anniversary.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. Light appetizers will be provided. Chazen Museum of Art. 6-8 p.m. Information:

Members-only reception with Amanda McCavour

Chazen members are invited to a private gathering to meet Amanda McCavour and learn more about "Suspended Landscapes," prior to the public reception.

Pre-registration required: Chazen Museum of Art. 5-6 p.m. Information:

‘I Left My Heart…’ Opening Celebration

'I Left My Heart...' is Kayla Bauer's love letter to San Francisco. This relationship unfolds through dozens of photographs and collected objects. The beauty of kitsch, camp, and icons appear throughout the images and is represented through mid century souvenir plates and tiny figurines.

Bauer is the winner of the 2022 Russell and Paula Panczenko Prize for an Outstanding MFA Student.

Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Information: