Madison Museum of Contemporary Art / MMoCA

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(608) 257-0158

Tuesday-Thursday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays

227 State St.
Madison, WI 53703

Since 1901, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has provided free exhibitions and education programs for city residents and visitors. In 2006, the museum moved into a new facility designed by Cesar Pelli, in downtown Madison.

The museum’s new facility provides an exhilarating setting for the presentation and conservation of modern and contemporary art. Programs like MMoCA Nights and Rooftop Cinema, special events like Design MMoCA and Hair Affair, and exhibitions featuring esteemed modern and contemporary artists, have made MMoCA a favorite downtown destination. The award-winning Museum Store offers contemporary American craft and fine jewelry, while Fresco, the museum’s rooftop restaurant, features local, seasonal ingredients, and fine American cuisine.

There is no admission fee for museum exhibitions. Most museum education programs are also free.

MMOCA sponsors the Art Fair on the Square each summer (see separate document).

MMoCA is closed every year on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is a nonprofit, independent organization that exists to exhibit, collect, preserve, and interpret modern and contemporary art. MMoCA serves the art life of the community by creating opportunities for direct experience with works of art, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas about art, and by offering programs to enhance the appreciation and understanding of art.

MMoCA's rooftop restaurant.  Fresco features local, seasonal ingredients and contemporary American cuisine. Patrons may choose to dine alongside a glass wall overlooking the museum's sculpture garden or—during warm months—sit at the garden's edge and enjoy their meal al fresco.