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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-257-0158
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Nice museum, stellar design, wonderful gift shop

We spent time browsing several, but not all of the exhibits on the sunny morning we stopped here... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Worth a quick visit

This museum had an exhibit of Wisconsin artists. It was several levels but you can do it in an... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building on State Street, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art provides free exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The four galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spent time browsing several, but not all of the exhibits on the sunny morning we stopped here. The museum is easy to find on State Street. Our car was parked at our hotel and walking here was easy. We loved the light pouring inside...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This museum had an exhibit of Wisconsin artists. It was several levels but you can do it in an hour or so. There is a rooftop restaurant and sculpture garden. However the garden was closed due to weather. It is free so it's worth a...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great utilization of a small space. Educational displays, truly an important experience. Great documentation and authenticity to displays. We are fortunate to have such a great museum.

1  Thank Whynottodays
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

For a free museum I was delighted at the quality of the exhibits here. The staff were helpful and friendly. I was lucky enough to catch the tail-end of the Frances Myers collection, it was wonderful! I appreciated that there were areas to sit down...More

1  Thank Sarah U
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located as part of the Overture Center, the exhibits which change are very interesting. Certainly not up to San Francisco, chicago or New York, it is worth a visit if in Madison. Also has a very nice gift shop

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The art and events hosted by MMoCA are just wonderful. We are so lucky in Madison to have this wonderful building and gallery! Visit the gift shop!

1  Thank holeinone44
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I had our wedding here. Bob and his staff did an incredible job helping us get organized and always available to answer questions as well as making recommendations based on prior weddings held there. Also when in providing us a space to...More

Thank amezcua67
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This museum has had a number of excellent exhibits. It is free to the public, the building is lovely. Well worth a visit when you are in Madison

Thank Bobbi1234
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We only had a short time to spend in Madison and enjoyed spending an hour strolling through this museum. They had some good little activities to engage children in at least 2 of the rooms and a warning of inappropriate content for children for one...More

Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The exhibit I viewed with my children was well done, but only one of the three exhibits shown were appropriate for children...which is fine during the school year, but you would think when families are spending time together there would be exhibits they could all...More

Thank Sheri S
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