Chazen Museum of Art

University of Wisconsin, Chazen Museum of Art, Location: Madison WI, Architect: Machado and Silvetti
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A stone-paved courtyard, emphasizing the new Chazen’s openness and accessibility, wraps the museum into University of Wisconsin-Madison’s greater urban context.

The expansion of the Chazen Museum of Art advances the renewal of the Arts and Humanities District of the University of Wisconsin. The project extends the East Campus Mall an additional two city blocks immediately between the volume of the expansion and the existing 1970s museum building by Harry Weese. In doing so, it strengthens connections between the arts district, the State Street Mall and Bascom Hill, the Memorial Union, and the active edge of Lake Mendota. A new Arts Piazza, with arrival areas for the Chazen and the future music building, creates a new place for daily activities, special events, and educational programs, as well as an expanded outdoor sculpture program.

Location

Madison, Wisconsin

Dates

2007-2011

Size

16 acres

Leadership

Team

Recognition

  • Chazen Museum of Art, The American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum & The European Centre