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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

  • 227 State St. Map It
  • Madison
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

A three-story glass structure, designed by Cesar Pelli, juts out above the intersection of State and Henry streets and is home to this superb art museum. Formerly known as Madison Art Center, the new 51,500-square-foot facility opened in 2006. Its permanent collection of photography, paintings, prints, and glassworks spans the 20th century to the present. Among the most recognized artists are Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Deborah Butterfield, and Cindy Sherman. A rooftop sculpture garden is open only during the spring, summer, and fall, but year-round seasonal cuisine is served in an enclosed rooftop restaurant. Be sure to stop by the museum's gift shop and browse studio-made objects crafted by highly accomplished artists.

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227 State St., Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Thurs. and Sun. noon–5, Fri. noon–8, Sat. 10–8

Published 07/22/2015


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