Chazen Museum of Art
(608) 263-2246 -- Museum (No receptionist at this desk on weekends- use Museum Shop number)
(608) 263-2240 -- Museum Shop
(608) 263-4421 -- Guided group tours, Anne Lambert
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Shop opens 30 minutes after the Museum and closes 30 minutes before the Museum
800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706-1479
The Chazen Museum of Art (formerly the Elvehjem Museum of Art), one of America's leading university museums, has a permanent collection of more than 19,000 works of art dating from 2300 B.C. to the present. Of special note are the collections of ancient art, Indian miniature paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, Renaissance medals, and Russian and Soviet paintings. In addition to the permanent collection, the Chazen offers about twelve temporary exhibitions from its own collections and from other museums throughout the year.
Lectures, gallery talks, and tours are available to the public; admission to exhibitions and all programs is free.
Beginning in 2016, the Chazen will once again host it's long-lived concert series Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen. On the first Sunday of every month except January chamber music performances are presented in Brittingham Gallery III of the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building. Concerts begin at 12:30 pm, are free and open to the public, and are streamed live on the Internet. Chazen Museum of Art members may call 608-263-2246 to reserve seating the week before the concert. Unclaimed seats are relased at 12:20 pm.