Your gifts support the Chazen Museum of Art in its mission to provide UW–Madison and communities across the state of Wisconsin with enriching art experiences. Contributions at any level ensure that the museum remains a free, accessible, and innovative center for teaching, learning, and research.

Support the Chazen

Please note that monetary gifts to the Chazen Museum of Art are processed via the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


If you’d like to learn more about giving to the Chazen Museum of Art, please contact the museum’s Director of Development.

Ways to Give


We invite you to join the Friends of the Chazen membership program by making a 100 percent tax-deductible contribution of any amount. We recognize the total of your annual monetary gifts to the museum, providing a range of engagement opportunities at the level that is right for you. This means, not only will you support a valuable community resource, but your support will unlock access to special benefits.




The museum welcomes gifts of art that help to support our mission as a teaching institution. In fact, our permanent collection is largely built upon the generosity of UW–Madison alumni and friends who have entrusted their art to the museum for the benefit of future generations. Please click below for more information about our gift acceptance guidelines, and for the ability to submit a gift offer to our curatorial department.

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By making a planned or deferred gift, you are investing in the museum’s ability to impact future generations. There are many gift planning options that can benefit you and the museum, such as a bequest in your will or a life income arrangement.

Donors who support the museum in this meaningful way are recognized as part of the University’s Wisconsin Legacy Society. The University of Wisconsin Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning is a wonderful resource for exploring options and documenting your gift.

For more information, please contact the museum’s Director of Development.