Open by reservation. Always free.

Educator Resources

Introductory copy about how the museum acts as a learning resource for the entire Madison community.

For the General Community

Drop-in Docent Tours
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is closed until further notice. Please visit us online and on social media.

Events and Activities
The Chazen Museum of Art offers receptions, family days, and other special activities related to exhibitions, as well as lectures, gallery talks, artist demonstrations, panel discussions, and symposia.

Curator Meetings and Art Information
Members of the public with a special interest in a particular work of art from the museum’s collection that is not on display may make arrangements with a curator for a viewing.

For the UW–Madison Community

The Chazen Museum of Art is first and foremost an educational resource for the students and faculty of the UW–Madison. The museum actively cooperates with academic departments and/or individual faculty members of any discipline on campus to integrate its collections, exhibitions, and programs with their curricula.The museum’s resources are readily available to students interested in extracurricular exploration of the visual arts and the museum profession.

For K-12 Educators

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chazen is not accepting requests for group tours until further notice.

As we continue to monitor the public health guidance as it relates to public gathering, we will adjust this policy accordingly.

In the meantime, please access our collection online under the “Explore Art” tab above. Additional resources for families and educators will be available here for your convenience.

Please contact Candie Waterloo, Curator of Education, should you have questions or need additional resources.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Chazen soon!

Study Rooms

Only about 10 percent of the museum’s collection is on view in the galleries at any given time. The Objects Study Room and the Prints and Drawings Study Room provide a setting where individuals or small groups (generally limited to 20) can closely examine off-view artworks from the collection. There are some exceptions for objects that are too fragile or too large to move. Please contact the Study Rooms Manager for questions and reservation assistance.

The museum’s extensive records on objects in its collections, as well as reproductions are available by appointment, to students conducting higher levels of research or faculty members through the Museum Registrar. There is an at-cost charge for reproductions of works of art.