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Campus exhibit reckons with institution’s history, lifts voices of marginalized

September 12, 2022

The Public History Project is part of a broader collection of efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus.

Two from UW–Madison appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board

August 17, 2022

The board advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services on “general policies” with respect to “its duties, powers and authority” as it relates to “museum, library and information services.”

Wisconsin’s prairies reimagined through the Chazen’s new multi-story exhibit

April 21, 2022

To remember and preserve our natural history, artist Amanda McCavour has brought Wisconsin’s flora back through embroidery sculpture in “Suspended Landscapes.”

‘Sower in the Field’

March 9, 2022

Moving crews installed South African artist Mary Sibande’s sculpture "Sower in the Field" at UW–Madison's Chazen Museum of Art on Feb. 27. Sibande's works, exhibited in leading museums around the world, deal with race, gender and labor in South Africa, including her family's forced domestic work imposed by the then-apartheid state.

Jerome Chazen leaves lasting impact on UW–Madison and the arts

February 7, 2022

“Jerry was deeply devoted to the arts and to education,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “His commitment to UW–Madison will live on in the Chazen Museum of Art and the many lives he touched.”

A study day, but with dogs and art

December 17, 2021

Students got together to study — and pet dogs — during Study Day at the Chazen Museum of Art on Dec. 16. The pet-therapy event is intended to provide a study break for students as they head into final-exam week.

A big-time installation

January 27, 2021

Worker used a gantry earlier this month to guide a 15-foot wide painting into place at the Chazen Museum of Art. The 1971 acrylic painting called "Danse Élanse" by artist Jean Dubuffet can now be seen on a wall of the main lobby.

On, Wisconsin at home: Ways to enjoy art and music while social distancing

March 25, 2020

You can enjoy art, music and more posted on UW–Madison websites. Virtual attractions include the Chazen Museum of Art and the Badger Band.

With expanded hours, Chazen to become most-open museum

July 24, 2019

As part of a long-term museum-wide effort to welcome more visitors from a variety of backgrounds, the Chazen Museum of Art is making a dramatic change to its open hours.

‘Behind the Canvas’

January 10, 2019

"Behind the Canvas" explores American artist Jim Dine’s latest contribution to the Chazen Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Dine's four-panel mural exploring and honoring the art of classical antiquity took more than two years to make and crossed the ocean before its eventual installation in Madison. With footage capturing Dine at work in his Paris studio, the film documents the artist’s creative process as well as the transportation and highly technical installation of the work.

Chazen installation documentary premieres Dec. 20

December 13, 2018

'Behind the Canvas,' premiering at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 on Wisconsin Public Television, highlights artist Jim Dine’s latest contribution to the Chazen Museum of Art: a mural exploring the art of classical antiquity that took more than two years to make and ship from France.

Meet her at the Chazen

October 17, 2017

A university art museum doesn’t have to choose between serving academia and serving the community, says Amy Gilman, the new director of the Chazen Art Museum. It can do both.

Jim Dine mural unveiled at the Chazen

June 23, 2017

A monumental new mural by iconic American artist Jim Dine will be on view permanently at the Chazen Museum of Art after an unveiling on June 22.

New mural for Chazen arrives; unveiling is June 22

June 9, 2017

Workers on Friday, June 9, began installing a new work of art from artist Jim Dine in the Chazen Museum of Art, after it arrived from Paris.

Coming soon to the Chazen Museum of Art

June 1, 2017

The Chazen Museum of Art has a new work from artist Jim Dine, due to arrive in June. Dine spent two years on the four-panel mural, working on it at his studio in Paris.

Big Apple Badgers – Jerome and Simona Chivian Chazen

February 28, 2017

New York City is home to some of the world’s greatest art museums, and two University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni have brought some of that renown to UW–Madison.

Panczenko, longtime director of Chazen Museum of Art, to retire

February 28, 2017

Panczenko grew the Chazen's holdings from approximately 12,000 objects to more than 21,000 today, making it the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin.

Big Apple Badgers: Jerry and Simona Chazen

February 28, 2017

UW–Madison alumni Jerry and Simona Chazen, the generous benefactors of the Chazen Museum of Art, were a couple of jazz-loving undergraduates when they first met here. After graduation, his first roommate — who had married a woman whose name would become synonymous with fashion — called Jerry in New York City and said “Let’s start a company.” The Chazens are the latest in our series of Big Apple Badgers.

Libraries, Chazen, Arts Institute celebrate Shakespeare in Wisconsin

October 4, 2016

As the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is marked this year, UW–Madison has spearheaded the Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 initiative.