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As the largest, most inclusive arts classroom on the UW–Madison campus, the Chazen seeks to encourage expression and inquiry, foster critical thinking skills, and promote new ways of learning.

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Resources for Teaching

Pandemic-safe digital tools can bring the Chazen's collection to the classroom. Find ready-to-use resources for incorporating art into nearly any subject. The Objects Study Room and Prints and Drawings Study Room are closed, however we are offering a virtual study room option during the pandemic. Contact studyrooms@chazen.wisc.edu for more information.

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Talks, Tours, Activities

Chazen programs focus on interactions among artists and the community, as well as a range of hands-on experiences for all ages. Explore lectures, gallery talks, demonstrations, and family-focused activities to do at home.

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The Collection

The Chazen’s permanent collection is a rich resource for students, artists, art historians, researchers, teachers, and anyone with a bit of curiosity. With more than 23,000 artworks— and roughly 1,700 on view at any time—the collection is fully digitized and accessible online.

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