Open by reservation. Always free.


The Chazen Museum of Art is open to campus and to the public during summer semester 2021. For the safety of all, visitors must maintain safe distance from others.

Hours are Tuesday–Wednesday, 12–5 p.m. and Thursday–Friday 12–7 p.m. by appointment, during the pandemic. The website is open 24/7. The first and second floors and parts of the third floor in the Chazen building are open. The Elvehjem Building remains closed until further notice.

The Chazen Café is located just inside the entrance to the museum at 750 University Avenue. Café hours are currently Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Operated by the Wisconsin Union, the café offers a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as grab-and-go food items.

We also offer a unique selection of retail items and gifts, many based on our permanent collection and traveling exhibits. All proceeds from retail items directly support the museum. For even more unique and artful merchandise, visit our online store

We invite visitors of all backgrounds to step into a place of beauty, respite, inspiration and learning. Stop by for ten minutes between classes, or spend an hour in your favorite gallery.

During the pandemic we want to make sure you can access the art you love. See the visitor guide to learn how to visit virtually or in person.

Tours Hours, Parking Accessibility VISITOR GUIDEFloor plan

THe Chazen Cafe

The Chazen Café

The Chazen Café is open for takeaway:
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.