Art trip features two Madison museums Feb. 23
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Art Department invites area residents on a field trip to a pair of Madison art museums. Taking place Feb. 23, the excursion includes the Chazen Museum of Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) at a cost of just $20. Seating is limited.
Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the Chazen Museum currently features the exhibition "Discerning Taste: Paintings from the Simona and Jerome A. Chazen Collection." "Discerning Taste" includes late-20th Century American and European abstract paintings by such artists as David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, and Gerhard Richter. The Chazen also offers "Compendium 2012," an exhibition of current works by UW-Madison Art faculty, affiliates, and emeriti.
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is showing the exhibition "Houdini: Art and Magic." This includes 23 works by esteemed contemporary artists as well as historic photographs, dramatic Art Nouveau-era posters, and silent films illuminating Houdini's role as a world-famous celebrity who commanded a mass audience in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Magic apparatus including handcuffs, shackles, a straitjacket, a milk can, and a packing trunk are also showcased.
MMoCA also features "¡Tierra y Libertad! Revolution and the Modernist Mexican Print," a collection of 60 prints exploring the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920. And the MMoCA exhibition "E Pluribus Unum: Artists Picture Society" offers the perspectives of modern American artists Warrington Colescott, Christo, John Steuart Curry, Andy Warhol, and others on matters of ethnicity, gender, race, class, and political belief.
The bus begins boarding Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8 a.m. outside UW-Parkside's new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities. It is expected to return to campus between 6 and 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the UW-Parkside box office located just inside the front entrance of The Rita. Box office hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday.For more information, call 262-595-2564.