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Past Exhibitions

What’s In A Jug? Art, Technology, Culture

Feb 9–Apr 8, 2018

Curated by students in Introduction to Museum Studies: Theory & Methods, this exhibition examines historic ceramic vessels and their technologies, artistry, and meanings. Specifically, it highlights […]

Fantastic Illustration from the Korshak Collection

Nov 17, 2017–Feb 4, 2018

This exhibition explores the ever-evolving visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature with illustrations from the collection of Stephen Korshak. Featuring original artwork by […]

Certainty and Doubt: Paintings by Dan Ramirez

Oct 13, 2017–Jan 7, 2018

Drawn from Madison and Midwestern collections, this exhibition highlights the artistic vision of Chicago-based artist Dan Ramirez. For over forty years Ramirez has employed a […]

Karen LaMonte: Floating World

Aug 11–Sep 24, 2017

Life-sized kimonos cast in glass, ceramic, bronze, and rusted iron will fill the Rowland Galleries for Karen LaMonte: Floating World at the Chazen Museum of Art, August 11–September […]

Sets: Printed Variations

May 26–Aug 20, 2017

Sets: Printed Variations will present a few of the sets of prints from the Chazen’s permanent collection. Although these sets of artworks are made up of […]

Middle Child: Photographs by Alex Orellana

Apr 28–Jun 25, 2017

Exhibition Overview Alex Orellana is the winner of the 2017 Chazen Museum Prize for an Outstanding MFA Student. Orellana is a third-year MFA student in […]

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

Apr 21–Jul 23, 2017

Exhibition Overview Samurai: The Way of the Warrior presents a selection of more than ninety objects from one of the most important collections of Japanese arms […]