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Chazen Museum of Art

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You cannot miss this museum on the campus....and it is free. The large space could take 2-3 hours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northbrook, Illinois
Amazing FREE museum!

I love art and art museums, and this is one of my all time favorite museums. First, admission is... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
San Francisco, California
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This art museum's impressive collection includes, prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures from prehistoric times to modern day. Special exhibitions showcasing local artists take place throughout the year.
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750 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706-1411
+1 608-263-2246
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Reviewed 5 days ago

not up to all the hype impossible to park not worth it. The shop is good though. Some people donated to this museum to get rid of their strange collection

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot miss this museum on the campus....and it is free. The large space could take 2-3 hours to see everything and there are always new exhibits. The Prom exhibit is a MUST SEE!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

I love art and art museums, and this is one of my all time favorite museums. First, admission is free!!!! Second, it is a very interesting building and near downtown Madison. Lastly, there is a broad selection of art and it is very well curated....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

We visited this beautiful museum (free admission) while we were in Madison and we saw two excellent exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Stopped by thinking I'd kill an hour or so. Ended up spending over three hours here, this museum has a terrific, eclectic collection that does not disappoint. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohannesSilentio
Reviewed 3 January 2019

This museum is so nice. Clean, quiet, simple, and inviting. I love to keep an eye on what exhibit will be there next. Worthy of world acclaim.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

A nice space with various exhibits and many different forms of art and global historical pieces. Lots of open space where you can quietly process your own impressions and not so big you get lost in it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

This is a great place to visit. I used to take classes there as a student years back, and now I stop there with my family every time we go downtown. Great collection of art, and almost always near empty in the summer months. Kids...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nathan805
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Sunday afternoon free concert was superb! Between that and the Fassbinder film later in the afternoon, there wasn't as much time to enjoy the art as we'd have liked. We'll be back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nonesuch123
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Another UW-Madison gem. Lots of great art in the permanent collection plus rotating exhibits. Not so large that one is exhausted trying to see everything but large enough to offer a stunning variety of art. Something for everyone.

Date of experience: September 2018
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14 June 2018|
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Response from BizHappy | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely... it's in heart of UW Campus. There are several places across University Ave, or you can walk a couple of blocks over to State St.
Linda M
4 April 2016|
Response from Helene P |
It's about a 5 minute walk: cab would take much longer but about the same travel time if not more.
ShannaandAmanda H
2 March 2015|
Response from ChazenArt | Property representative |