Open daily. Always free.


The Chazen Museum of Art is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible museum experience. If you need a reasonable accommodation to visit the museum, please contact visitor services at: 608-262-9677 or Please note that we ask for timely notification of requests to prepare for your visit.

Accessible Parking

A driveway located on University Avenue provides a safe, curb-free area for loading and unloading directly in front of the museum. During normal business hours, there is one accessible, disabled-permit parking stall in this area. UW disabled permit stalls are available to park in after 4:30 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday. Contact visitor services at 608-262-9677 or for more information. 

Entrances and Elevators

All entrances to the museum have accessible power-assist doors. The Chazen Museum of Art consists of two buildings: the Conrad A. Elvehjem building at 800 University Avenue, and the Chazen building at 750 University Avenue. The buildings are joined by an enclosed bridge, accessible via stairs or an elevator, from the third floor.

The Chazen building’s elevator is located in the main lobby on the west side of the building next to the Chazen Café. This elevator provides access to all levels of the building.

The Elvehjem building’s elevator is on the north side of the building and is not accessible from the University Avenue entrance, but can be accessed from the north entrance.


The Chazen Museum of Art is fully wheelchair accessible. Manual wheelchairs may be checked out, free of charge. To borrow a wheelchair, please ask at the visitor services desk in the lobby of the Chazen building.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

American Sign Language interpreters may be requested for your visit. Please provide four weeks’ notice. Contact the head of education or call 608-263-4421 for more information.

Blind/Low Vision

Chazen brochures, exhibit descriptions, and other publications are accessible with visually impaired readers at the website.

Service Animals are Welcome

The Chazen welcomes service animals trained to perform a specific task, or to work for a visitor with a disability. Thinking of bringing an emotional support or therapy animal for your visit? Please contact visitor services at 608-262-9677 or

To request reasonable accommodations, please email