YEAR END 2018
NATHANIEL MARY QUINN
THIS IS LIFE
State Street Gallery • Dec 1, 2018–Mar 3, 2019
MMoCA Opening Friday, Nov 30 • 6–9 PM
Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life
features seventeen of the artist’s
mixed-media works on paper from
2014 to 2018. During this crucial
four-year period, Quinn developed
and refined the collage-like technique
now synonymous with his
A figure is seated on a black leather
chair, his body erect and positioned
sideways, his face turned toward
the viewer. The wide-brimmed hat
he wears encircles his head like a
black halo. With its muted background
and the subject’s informal
pose, the image recalls Dutch
Baroque portraiture. But something
is amiss. The man’s oversized jaw
is offset from the upper half of his
mouth, his mismatched eyes stare
in different directions, and his ear,
incongruous in scale and coloring,
appears to have meandered toward
his forehead. The nose of a bull, its septum pierced by a large gold hoop, is wedged uncomfortably within this configuration
of features. Although oddly positioned, these elements depict a real person: the artist’s uncle.
This work, Junebug (2015), is characteristic of the style for which Quinn has become known: complex compositions
that combine imagery culled from disparate sources, but which ultimately converge into portraits of people from the
artist’s life. Although the figures appear to be pieced together from newspaper and magazine clippings, Quinn renders
every element by hand. Using black charcoal and soft pastel over gouache—with careful interjections of oil paint, paint
stick, and oil pastel—he masterfully creates images that reflect his understanding of the human condition. Rather than
replicating a physical likeness, the abstracted and fractured drawings express psychological dimensions of identity.
“It’s important as a people to embrace who we are and
embrace our differences,” said Quinn in a recent conversation
with exhibition curator Leah Kolb. “It’s in our difference that
we can see the similarities we share, which is that we are all
complex. We are all beautiful and grotesque, we are all broken
in some way, and in the midst of being broken we find ways
to embrace our brokenness and carry on life. But we are all
like this. Happiness, grief, joy…this is life.” Favoring complexity
and ambiguity over faithful depictions of appearance,
Quinn’s portraits provide a more accurate truth about the
human condition. The artist portrays the universal messiness
of humanness and thereby opens an important space
to consider alternative ways of imagining, representing, and
understanding ourselves and the world around us.
Generous funding, to date, for Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This
is Life has been provided by Holly Cremer Berkenstadt; Mary
Ellyn and Joe Sensenbrenner; Sara Guyer and Scott Straus;
Betty Harris Custer and J. Corkey Custer; Dynee and Barney Sheafor; Deirdre Garton; Art & Sons; a grant from the
Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; and MMoCA
JOEL SHAPIRO: THE BRONZES
Main galleries • On view through Jan 13, 2019
Over the past weeks, the scale, tension, and humor of Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes has engaged visitors. Organized
by MMoCA and curated exclusively for the main galleries, this exhibition connects audiences with the work of Joel
Shapiro, one of the most influential sculptors working today. Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes surveys 16 of the artist’s
bronze sculptures from 1983 to 2015. This is the first presentation in twenty years to fully examine Shapiro’s pivotal
work in bronze and can only be experienced at MMoCA.
On view through January 13, 2019, this exhibition provides an opportunity to introduce Shapiro’s work to a new
generation of artists, students, and museum visitors. The sculptures vary in size, including several large-scale bronze
works that are rarely seen indoors. Through bold geometric form, Shapiro’s works explore the permeable boundary
between the abstract and the figural form. The gravity-defying geometric constructions are suggestive of bodies that
are moving or holding dynamic poses.
Joel Shapiro has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. His work can be found in numerous public collections in
the United States and abroad, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre
Georges Pompidou in Paris. Mr. Shapiro was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1998 and has
been honored with prestigious awards such as the National Art Award for Outstanding Achievement by Americans
for the Arts and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture by the International Sculpture Center.
MMoCA is publishing a hardbound catalogue of the exhibition. Available in January, the 88 page, richly illustrated
book will include images of the installation at MMoCA. This publication contains a foreword by the exhibition’s curator
and MMoCA director, Stephen Fleischman, and features an essay by the art historian and scholar, Peter Boswell.
Support for Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes has been provided by the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation; and Ellen Rosner
and Paul J. Reckwerdt. The lead corporate sponsor of the exhibition is BMO Wealth Management. Generous support
has also been provided by TravelWisconsin.com; The DeAtley Family Foundation; the David and Paula Kraemer
Fund; J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.; Hooper Corporation and General Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.; Marv Conney;
Sara Guyer and Scott Straus; Dynee and Barney Sheafor; Nancy Doll and Michael Bernhard; Sylvia Vaccaro; Dane
Arts; Katie Howarth Ryan; the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Inc.; Lynda and Charles Clark; a grant
from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts;
and MMoCA Volunteers.
EYE DEAL: ABSTRACT BODIES
OF THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS
Henry Street Gallery
On view through June 9, 2019
The Chicago Imagists were a group of figurative artists who emerged in Chicago in the mid-1960s. They used
vibrant color, bold lines, and their depictions of the human body were grossly distorted and highly stylized. Their
bizarre portrayals of the human body expanded on Chicago’s artistic tradition of the grotesque, established by
artists like Ivan Albright and Leon Golub. Although they were influenced by the encyclopedic collection of the
Art Institute of Chicago, the Imagists were equally inspired by ethnographic collections at the Field Museum and
advertisements in magazines.
In Gladys Nilsson’s A Girl in the Arbor #13, a large woman wraps her fluid body around two blue-green tree trunks.
Cut from one of the artist’s art history books, the woman’s serene face is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci from
the Royal Collection. A sleeping man from a Goya etching uses her round bottom as a pillow, while the rest of her
body is adorned with an absurd number of zippers, belts, buckles, and chains expertly cut from the glossy pages of
Vogue. These accessories hinder her movement and reveal their impracticality: her legs are ensnared by a string
of red beads; one of her ankles is tethered and wrapped in leather belts; and the other is bleeding what appears to
be bright, red nail polish as a butterfly bandages her vulnerable, and poetic, Achilles heel.
Parodying the unrealistic bodily ideals in printed matter resulted in artworks that are a witty commentary on the
extreme modifications necessitated to transform the body into the ideal. Eye Deal highlights the unhinged oddities
of the human form when left to the wild imaginations of this humorous and colorful group of artists.
Exhibitions in the Henry Street Gallery are generously funded through an endowment established by the Pleasant
T. Rowland Foundation.
IMAGE CREDITS • COVER: Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Charles Re-Visited (detail), 2015. Black charcoal, soft pastel, oil pastel, paint stick,
gouache on Coventry Vellum paper. 50 x 38 inches. Collection of Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper. Image courtesy of the artist
and Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Photography by RCH. PAGE 2: Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Junebug, 2015. Black charcoal, gouache, soft
pastel, oil pastel, oil paint, paint stick, acrylic silver leaf on Coventry Vellum paper. 41 x 44 inches. Collection of Dr. Daniel S. Berger.
Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Photography by RCH. • Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Grown Little Girl, 2016.
Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel on Coventry Vellum paper. 21 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches. Jones Hawrylewicz Lieber Collection,
Chicago. Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Photography by Alex Yuzdon. PAGE 3: MMoCA Opening of Joel
Shapiro: The Bronzes. Photo by Amandalynn Jones. PAGE 4: Gladys Nilsson, A Girl in the Arbor #13, 2013. Collage with gouache,
watercolor, colored pencil, and crayon on paper, 29 3/4 x 41 1/2 in. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase,
through gift of Mark and Judy Bednar. PAGE 5: Frida Kahlo, Pitahayas, 1938. Oil on aluminum, 10 x 14 inches. Collection of the
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Bequest of Rudolph and Louise Langer. © 2013 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo
Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. • Angel F.T., Untitled, 2017. Print, foam, cardboard. Midvale
Elementary School, grade 1, art teacher Kati Walsh.
FRIDA KAHLO: PITAHAYAS
Imprint Gallery • On view through Feb 3, 2019
The title of the artwork, Pitahayas, refers to the five, bright, pink fruit in the center of the composition. The work
is painted on metal in the style of an ex-voto—a small devotional painting on tin in the Mexican folk art tradition
typically commissioned by a person giving thanks to a saint or divine entity after experiencing tragedy. The walls
of Kahlo’s home and studio were covered with hundreds of these devotional paintings. As such, Pitahayas can be
read as a personal allusion to her rise from tragedy that culminates in immense gratitude for her life and successful
artistic career. The painting evolved over time. In 1939, she learned her husband, artist Diego Rivera, wanted a
divorce, and Kahlo changed the expression of the skeleton in the painting from a smile to a frown.
Included in the exhibition is a digital experience that shares information about the significance of the painting’s
imagery and the story of how this artwork came to the museum. MMoCA is a partner in Faces of Frida, a digital
art project organized by Google Arts & Culture that is dedicated to commemorating the life and legacy of Kahlo.
MMoCA is one of more than 30 cultural institutions, from seven countries, contributing to this project.
Generous funding for Imprint Gallery programming has been provided by Willy Haeberli in memory of Gabriele
YOUNG AT ART
State Street Gallery
Mar 16–Apr 21, 2019
Sunday, Mar 17 • 3–4:30 PM
MMoCA OPENING & ARTIST TALK
SATURDAYS, 1 PM
DEC 8 & JAN 12
Drop by MMoCA for lively and informal discussions of
current exhibitions. Expertly led by MMoCA’s docents,
these free, 30-minute guided tours consider artists’
creative decisions and provide insight into their methods,
ideas, and influences. Meet in the museum lobby.
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
This is Life
Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes
FRIDAY, NOV 30 • 6–9 PM
NATHANIEL MARY QUINN
Nathaniel Mary Quinn, in his own words, is “…trying
to explore the complexity of humanity. Not just portraits.
The entire fabric of experience that makes this
person who they are.” His deftly crafted paintings and
drawings bring together disparate imagery to portray
the multiple, often complex experiences that define
a human life.
Join us on Friday, November 30, to celebrate the opening
of a solo exhibition of Quinn’s work. Beginning at 6
pm, guests may view works in the State Street Gallery.
At 6:30 pm, the artist will give a talk in the lecture
hall (seating capacity is limited). Music for this event
will be provided by DJ M. White, CEO of Intuition
Productions. Hors d’oeuvres from Fresco will be
passed, and cocktails will be available at a cash bar.
This event is free for MMoCA members/$10 for
non-members. MMoCA Openings are sponsored by
Newcomb Construction Company and The Alexander
Company with additional support from Fresco and
media support from Isthmus.
Programming for Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life
• Ali Muldrow discusses consent culture and racism
in light of the shared humanity expressed in Quinn’s
• Dawn Crim moderates a Black History Panel discussion
of African-American women, femininity,
and strength as inspired by Quinn’s work Big Bertha
• Dana Maya and Madison Poet Laureate Oscar
Mireles organize a poetry reading inspired by the
• TL Solien gives a gallery talk on Quinn’s work.
Additionally, MMoCA will offer an interactive learning
center, after-school ArtZone workshops, and
teaching resources. See details when announced in
MMoCA Notes. Sign up at mmoca.org.
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ABOVE: Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Miss Chairs (detail), 2014. Black charcoal, gouache, oil-pastel, and oil-paint on Coventry Vellum paper. 50
x 43 1/2 inches. Collection of Andre Des Rochers, New York. Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery. • Artist talk. Photo
by Sharon Vanorny. • MMoCA Opening. Photo by Sharon Vanorny. OPPOSITE: Still from Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces (2018).
Wednesdays, Nov 14 & 28, and Dec 5 • 7–9 PM
MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema continues its season of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and
feature films. Curated by Mike King, Spotlight Cinema is held on Wednesday evenings throughout the fall; visit
mmoca.org for the full schedule and program details.
Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7 per screening for the general public. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in
the museum’s lobby. The series is generously funded by maiahaus; Venture Investors, LLC; and an anonymous donor.
NOV 14 • JOHN McENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION
2018, France, 95 minutes • Director: Julien Faraut
A sport film like no other, this radical essay on tennis legend John McEnroe announces its ambition with an epigraph
from Jean-Luc Godard—“cinema lies, sports doesn’t”—quickly followed by its subject slicing through a serve
in super-slow motion to the sound of a roaring Sonic Youth track. Comprised of a bounty of rich, 16mm footage
filmed at the 1984 French Open, this obsessive study of McEnroe (at the time the world’s top-ranked player) spirals
into an expansive reverie on the possibilities and limits of the human body, temperament, and filmmaking itself.
NOV 28 • 3 FACES
2018, Iran, 100 minutes • Director: Jafar Panahi
When famous actress Behnaz Jafari receives a troubling message from one of her fans, she and director Jafar Panahi
(both playing themselves) drive out to rural Iran to track the girl down. Arriving in the girl’s mountain village, they
encounter locals steeped in repressive customs, as well as quietly defiant women finding ways to resist them. In
2010, Panahi, the master auteur behind such films as The White Balloon and Offside, received a 20-year ban from
making new films from the Iranian government. Undeterred, he has continued to produce exciting new work in
surprisingly quick succession; 3 Faces (winner of Best Screenplay at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival) is his fourth
feature since the ban, and his prior film, Taxi, played Spotlight in 2015. In Farsi with English subtitles.
DEC 5 • HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
2018, USA, 76 minutes • Director: RaMell Ross
Lyrically depicting five years in the lives of two young African American men in Alabama, photographer RaMell
Ross’s visionary documentary won a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Ross’s rapturous imagery
and eye for environmental wonder creates a sensory experience that is at once intimate and cosmic, recalling
the best of Terrence Malick. Hailed as “Pure cinematic poetry...a quietly radical challenge to assumptions about
race, class and the aesthetics of filmmaking” (The New York Times).
MMoCA ART & GIFT FAIR
Saturday, Nov 17 • 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday, Nov 18 • 10 AM–4 PM
Original art and fine craft, gourmet food and wine, and live seasonal entertainment—this and more is what
you can expect at the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair November 17 and 18 in MMoCA and the Overture Center. Enjoy a
fun-filled weekend of relaxed shopping, demonstrations, and creative experiences at nearly 100 booths. To add
to the festivities, the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair will once again kick off Shine on Madison, the annual downtown,
six-week celebration that includes an outdoor market, light displays, and more.
New this year, Fresco Rooftop Restaurant will offer a curated selection of wines and tasty spirits in the MMoCA
Lobby, and Catering a Fresco will offer a range of wines, and more, in the Overture Center Promenade Lounge.
Gather your friends to appreciate art with a drink and lively entertainment!
MMOCA ART & GIFT FAIR:
$6 / Free for children under 12
Buy tickets at the door or online by November 15
THE BUBBLY BRUNCH:
$40 per person / $140 for a table of 4
Make reservations by calling 608.257.0158 or online
THE BUBBLY BRUNCH
SATURDAY, NOV 17 • 9–10:30 AM
The Fair weekend begins with The Bubbly Brunch. Join us for
champagne, mimosas, and fresh fare at Fresco, and enjoy this
cheerful fundraiser. You’ll relish the French toast with a twist—
a blueberry compote with mascarpone topping, along with fruit and
bacon served family style. The event will be accompanied by a Wisconsin
Chamber Orchestra ensemble, table prizes, and includes admission to
preview shop nearly 100 booths of art, fine craft, and gourmet gifts at
the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair.
The MMoCA Art & Gift Fair is generously sponsored by Custer Plumb Financial Services, The Century House,
Neckerman Insurance Services, Sitka Salmon Shares, Think Ink & Design, Isthmus Publishing, Magic 98, and
Wisconsin Public Radio. The Bubbly Brunch is sponsored by Fresco Rooftop Restaurant.
CIVIC EXCHANGE SOCIETY (CES)
Friday, Dec 7 • 6–9 PM
In early December, the Civic Exchange Society will introduce CES-003 Sensible Work Black Tea
Porter, the third and final release in its 2018 line of craft beverages. Join us for a celebratory
tasting event and an artist-led performance at MMoCA on Friday, December 7 from 6–9 pm.
Details about the interactive artist experience and other events activities will be available soon.
Sign up for MMoCA Notes to be the first to hear the plans; visit mmoca.org. Tickets are $5
for members and $10 for non-members. Purchase at squareup.com/store/MMoCA-Madison/.
CES is a group of local creative producers working together on projects that blur the lines
between art, design, production, and commerce. CES was initiated by artist Meg Mitchell in
conjunction with MMoCA, Art & Sons, and Octopi Brewing. An outcome of CES’s effort has
been the development of limited-release beverages, prints, and glassware, in addition to related
events and performances. Their tongue-in-cheek use of utopian quotes on their products aims
both to satisfy our consumer impulses, and to spark imaginative thought about what a more
civically oriented culture might look like.
CES-002 Liberated Passions Cider is also still available. Find it at grocery stores and select Food Fight restaurants.
Octopi Brewing generously donates a percentage of profits from CES sales to support MMoCA.
CELEBRATING VALERIE KAZAMIAS
On Saturday, November 3, the museum celebrated Valerie Kazamias and her
ongoing commitment to MMoCA. Since 1968, Valerie has been a devoted volunteer,
generous patron, inspiring philanthropist, and exceptional fundraiser.
For 50 years, she has worked to ensure generations are able to experience the
transformative power of art. Her efforts have helped MMoCA reach many of its
goals, including keeping admission free, hosting exemplary exhibitions, and
creating engaging programming for adults, students, and families.
During her tenure as a volunteer, Valerie has served as a member of the Board
of Trustees; an officer of the Art League and of MMoCA Volunteers; chairperson
of the Langer Society, MMoCA Circle, and membership and marketing
committee; and coordinator of the Arts Ball.
More than 160 guests attended the special event, which included a cocktail reception, dinner, and a surprise-filled
program honoring Valerie’s countless contributions to the museum. At the event, Valerie was named a Life Trustee
of the MMoCA Board of Trustees, and the names Valerie and Andreas Kazamias were unveiled on one of the columns
in the main galleries.
Generous gifts made in honor of Valerie Kazamias have been received from Nicole Allen and Kevin Thalacker, Moses Altsech,
Carla and Fernando Alvarado, Rozan and Brian Anderson, Diane Ballweg, Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith, Nancy Bauer,
Sue and Ellis Bauman, Alice, Jeff and Lisa Beneker, Paul Berge, Patricia Bernhardt, Anne Bolz, Marian and Jack Bolz,
Cathie and Jim Burgess, Eliot Butler, Nancy and Shawn Carney, Gina and Michael Carter, Grace and Jack Chosy, Dino
Christ, Marv Conney, Betty and Corkey Custer, Betsy and John Damon, Jan and Bill DeAtley, Barbara and John DeMain,
Joy and Peter Dohr, Pat Eldred and Ralph Sandler, Vikki and Tim Enright, Natalie and Dan Erdman, Sandy Estep and
Gregory Dutch, Joan and Tom Frangos, Pleasant and Jerry Frautschi, John Fritsch and John Cannon, Deirdre Garton,
Tom Garver, Nancy and David Giffey, Dianne and Bob Gomez, Terry Haller, Linda and Jim Heineke, Duane Hendrickson,
Nancy and Jesse Ishikawa, Louise and Robert Jeanne, Barbara Katz and Stephen Fleischman, Darcy Kind and Marc Vitale,
Elizabeth and Ken Kirchstein, Elizabeth, Lisa, and Maria Kochiras, Mary and Scott Kolar, Paula and David Kraemer,
Nancy and Richard Latta, Janet and Doug Laube, Annabelle Lee and John Erickson, Cherie and Steve Levy, Marv Levy,
Susan and Jonathan Lipp, Rona Malofsky, Connie Maxwell, Christy and Hal Mayer, William McClain, Sally Miley, Peter
Milne, Elaine and Nicholas Mischler, Nancy Mohs, Jeanne Myers, Bret and Rachel Newcomb, Kathie Nichols, Dean Olsen,
Kaaren and Steven Oreck, Mary and Gus Paraskevoulakos, Amy Paulios, Rick Phelps and Lyn Ungrodt, Peggy and Tom
Pyle, Beth and Peter Rahko, Amy Recob, Gordon and Janet Renschler, Katie and Doug Reuhl, Joy Rice, Renee and Pat
Richter, JoAnne Robbins and David Falk, Irene and John Ronzia, Ellen Rosner and Paul Reckwerdt, Karen and Harry
Roth, Judi and Bob Rubin, Orange and Dean Schroeder, Sara and Eric Schwartz, Mary Ellyn and Joe Sensenbrenner, Diane
Seder and Bruce Rosen, Georgia Shambes, Ann and Jeremy Shea, Dynee and Barney Sheafor, John Sims, JoAnn Six, Pat
and Jay Smith, Steinhauer Charitable Trust, Kim and John Sylla, Tom Terry, Susan Tikalsky and Al Friedman, Judy and
Nick Topitzes, Carol and John Toussaint, Sylvia Vaccaro, Lee Weiss, Bill White, Carolyn White, Heidi Wilde and Kennedy
Gilchrist, John Wiley, Mary Alice Wimmer, Jim and Jessica Yehle, Theodora Zehner, Peter Zervalis, Jamie Zimmerman
and Nelson Graham, Bronwyn and Robert Zondag
FREE FAMILY RESOURCES
At Kids’ Art Adventures, families are invited to make
art together in MMoCA’s classroom. First, enjoy a lively
discussion in the galleries, then roll up your sleeves
with your favorite young art explorers to experiment
with what you have learned.
Suitable for kids ages six to ten, with an adult; younger
siblings are welcome. Kids’ Art Adventures are free and
begin at 1 pm. Come 15 minutes early to sign up.
SUNDAY, DEC 9 • 1–2:30 PM
In this Kids’ Art Adventures, explore the eccentric
portraits in Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life and
create a wild self-portrait using monoprint and collage
Stop by the museum’s lobby welcome desk and ask
for the MMoCAkids ArtPack, the museum’s hands-on
discovery kit for exploring art. Find the elements of
art (line, shape, color), make a drawing, design a composition,
step into a work of art, and define emotions
felt through art. For further exploration, use the takehome
activity for Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes. Most of
all, have fun!
Designed for use anywhere in the museum, the
MMoCAteens and MMoCAkids art guides provide
young visitors with many ways to investigate art. Find
them in exhibition learning centers and at the entrance
to MMoCA’s State Street Gallery.
MMoCA’s Learning Centers offer families a variety of
fun and engaging resources for exploring MMoCA’s
exhibitions. A range of kid-focused activities promote
imaginative play inspired by works of art. Learning
Centers are available for Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes
and Eye Deal: Abstract Bodies of the Chicago Imagists.
MMoCA’s free family resources are generously funded by the Nimick
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
14 7–9 PM Spotlight Cinema • John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
17 9–10:30 AM The Bubbly Brunch at Fresco
10 AM–6 PM MMoCA Art & Gift Fair
18 10 AM–4 PM MMoCA Art & Gift Fair
22 Galleries and Museum Store closed
23 8 AM–12 PM Black Friday sale at the Museum Store
28 7–9 PM Spotlight Cinema: 3 Faces
30 6–9 PM MMoCA Opening • Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life
6:30–7:15 PM Artist talk: Nathaniel Mary Quinn
1 Museum Store extended holiday hours begin
(through Dec 23)
5 7–9 PM Spotlight Cinema: Hale County This Morning, This Evening
7 6–9 PM CES-003 beer release and performance
8 1–1:30 PM Drop-in tour • Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life
9 1–2:30 PM Kids’ Art Adventures • Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life
24 10–3 PM Museum Store holiday hours
25 Galleries and Museum Store closed
31 Museum Store closed
1 Galleries and Museum Store closed
12 1–1:30 PM Drop-in tour: Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes
PAGE 8: Ceramic vessels by Chris Leung. • MMoCA Art & Gift Fair photos by Amit Israeli and Zijian Shen. • Necklace by Laurette O’Neil. •
Brunch photo by Fresco. PAGE 9: CES-003 Sensible Work Black Tea Porter. • Photo of Valerie Kazamias at Arts Ball. PAGE 10, TOP: Kids’
Art Adventures photo by Chelsea Weis. PAGE 11: MMoCA Opening of Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes. Photo by Amandalynn Jones.
MEMBERSHIP & GIVING
MMoCA’S BUSINESS COUNCIL
Through the MMoCA Business Council, businesses support a vibrant community by contributing to museum exhibitions,
education programs, and ongoing operations. Thanks to these important contributions, MMoCA can offer compelling,
thought-provoking programming. Through their gifts, Business Council members become known as generous and engaged
community leaders. For information on corporate membership and its many benefits, contact Kaitlin Kropp at kaitlin@
mmoca.org or 608.257.0158 x249. MMoCA thanks the following for their support:
Ajenda Interactive Media
The Alexander Company
Art & Sons
Bell Laboratories, Inc.
BMO Wealth Management
The DeAtley Family Foundation
Eugenie Mayer Bolz
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Madison Community Foundation
Madison Print Club
National Guardian Life Insurance
Nimick Forbesway Foundation
Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation
Steinhauer Charitable Trust
W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation
Wisconsin Arts Board
Wisconsin Public Radio
American Transmission Company
The Century House
Custer Plumb Financial Services
The Evjue Foundation Inc.,
the charitable arm of
The Capital Times
Frank Beverage Group
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Habush Habush and Rottier S.C.
Hooper Corporation - General
Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.
Husch Blackwell LLC
Isthmus Publishing Company, Inc.
John J. Frautschi Family Foundation
Michael Best & Friedrich
Midwest Family Broadcasting
MINI of Madison
Octopi Brewing Co.
Old National Bank
Supranet Communications Inc.
The Terry Family Foundation
Theda and Tamblin Clark Smith
Venture Investors, LLC
Access Information Management
Adams Outdoor Advertising
The Cummings Christensen
Dane County Regional Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
Food Fight Restaurant Group
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison
Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman
Pepsi Cola of Madison
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Think Ink & Design
University Research Park
Artist & Craftsman Supply
Axley Brynelson, LLP
BDO USA, LLP
Best Western Premiere -
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin
The Capital Times Kids Fund
Colony Brands, Inc.
First Business Bank
Full Compass Systems, Ltd.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Greater Madison Convention
& Visitors Bureau
Group Health of
South Central Wisconsin
J.F. Ahern Co.
Knothe & Bruce
Madison Arts Commission
Qual Line Fence Corporation
RBC Wealth Management
Red Sage Health
Roman Candle Pizzeria
Sitka Salmon Shares
St. Mary’s Hospital
Veridian Homes Foundation
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
The Burish Group of UBS
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
Madison Veterinary Specialists
Shine United LLC
Yahara Bay Distillers
Ameriprise Financial Services |
Eventus Wealth Advisors
Bag Makers Inc
Hampton Inn & Suites –
Greater Madison Chamber
Murphy Desmond SC
Nissenbaum and Schleusner
Pro Physical Therapy
Orange Shoe Personal Fitness
Saints Madison Juice Co.
Underground Food Collective
Marc Vitale, President
Vikki Enright, Vice-President
Bret Newcomb, Vice-President
Leslie Smith III, Vice-President
Charlotte Cummins, Secretary
Dynee Sheafor, Treasurer
Marian Bolz, Life Trustee
Valerie Kazamias, Life Trustee and
Chair, The Langer Society
AUG 1–SEPT 24
Isabelle Darby and
Margie Florek and Adam Premo
Jenny Holtzen and Tyler Hines
Brian Saetre and
NEW REGULAR MEMBERS: AUG 1–SEPT 24
Deanna Antony, Yoshinori Asai, Noel Ash, Jim Barnard, Adriana Barrios, Rita Benissan,
Karen Bennett, Justin Bergin, Jay and R.D. Boschulte, Keith Bradley-Hewitt, Jennifer
Braun, Autumn Brown, Paul Bulgin, Johnathan Byxbe, Conley Clark, Sean Clute, Chloe
Darke, Carlos Davalos, Anthony Deibner-Hanson, Alexander Donnelly, Anwar Floyd-
Pruitt, Eva Flyn, Eric Ford, Abrahm Guthrie-Potter, Susan Hadler, Beth Halberstadt,
Susan Hamilton, Max Hautala, Eric Hazeltine, Carissa Heinrichs, Kyle Herrera,
Derek Hibbs, Tzu Lun Hwang, Stanley Jackson and Hannah Keevil, Jamie Jacobson,
Elizabeth and Jonathan Jibson, Tim Jorgensen, Linda and John Kenney, Mariah
Klemens, Taylor Kurrle, Maryam Ladoni, Gloriann Langva, Serena Larkin, Anna
Lehner, Maeve Leslie, Debbie Lipsett, Ashley Lusietto, Taj Matumbi, Josh McMahon,
Jackson Meineke, Ziqin Min, Meg Mitchell, Olivia Mote, Stacy Motte, Kelly Murray,
Andrea Neu, Abrielle Newman, Joy Newmann, Anders Nienstaedt, Lesley Numbers,
Heather Nye, Andrea Olenicak, Andrew Park and T.L. Luke, Steve Paulson and Anne
Strainchamps, James Pederson, Guzzo Pinc, Lucas Pointon, Jon Prown, Emma Pryde,
Bill Rice, Cate Richards, Jodi Robertson, Rishav Roy, Emily Rudolph, Taylor Rushing,
Hannah Schelb, Carrie Schuett, Kathryn and Dominik Singh, Pranav Sood, Sarah
Stankey, Kayla Story, Pierce Sullivan, Robert and Beth Tarrell, Molly Teague, Chelsea
Thompto, Roberto Torres, Ruth Vander Horck, Matthew Vivirito, Juliette Walker, Oudi
Wan, Mae Wilson, Wendy Wink, Anders Zanichkowsky, Rubin Zhang.
The MMoCA Circle honors and recognizes individuals who
have included the museum in their estate plans. By committing
to one of a variety of planned gifts, MMoCA Circle
members ensure that the museum will continue to grow and
flourish for years to come.
In addition to potential tax benefits, MMoCA Circle members
are welcomed as special guests at museum events and are
recognized on the donor wall outside the main galleries.
We encourage you to join the MMoCA Circle and help sustain the financial foundation
of MMoCA into the future. For more information on options for making a planned gift,
contact Elizabeth Tucker at email@example.com or 608.257.0158 x245.
OPPOSITE: Learning Center for Far Out:
Art From the 1960s. Photo by Sharon
Vanorny. RIGHT: MMoCA Opening for
William J. O’Brien: Reliquary. Photo by
SPECIAL PROJECT UNDERWRITERS
MMoCA is very grateful for the following special project underwriters:
A major gift from Pleasant Rowland and W. Jerome Frautschi helps to fund capital improvements at MMoCA.
Brand strategy and design support, including the development of MMoCA’s new brandmark and website, is contributed by
A major gift from the Nimick Forbesway Foundation supports the museum’s school and family education programs.
ArtZone, MMoCA’s afterschool workshop program offered in partnership with Madison community centers, is supported
by Zendesk Neighbor Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, the Capital Times Kids Fund, and the Madison Arts Commission.
Internet service is provided by Supranet Communications. Design and technical guidance for MMoCA’s website is donated
by Ajenda Interactive Media.
YOU MAKE IT
with a view.
receive a 10%
discount at Fresco
and all Food Fight
Join today at
With gorgeous spaces such as the lobby
and rooftop sculpture garden, as well
as an elegant and high-tech lecture hall,
MMoCA is the perfect place to host your
next event. Langer Society members,
Business Council members, and nonprofit
groups receive discounted rates. For
information, please contact Bob Sylvester
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.257.0158 x251.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
is an independent, nonprofit organization presenting exhibitions by local,
regional, national, and international artists. A permanent collection of more
than 5,500 works of art is maintained and enlarged through gifts and purchases.
The museum’s education department presents programs to increase public
understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art.
* See the back page for special holiday hours.
Support from members of
the Madison Museum of
Contemporary Art ensures
that outstanding exhibitions
and educational programs
remain free for all.
Galleries Store* Fresco
Monday Closed 12–5 pm Closed
Tue–Thur 12–5 pm 11 am–5 pm 5–9 pm
Friday 12–8 pm 11 am–8 pm 5–10 pm
Saturday 10 am–8 pm 10 am–8 pm 5–10 pm
Sunday 12–5 pm 12–5 pm 5–9 pm
ACCESSIBILITY Exhibitions, lectures, tours, and special events
at MMoCA are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact the
museum at 608.257.0158 regarding accommodations for persons with limited
mobility, sight, or hearing. Relay Service is available by dialing AT&T @ 711.
ABOVE: MMoCA at night. Photography by Nicholas Sadowski.
BELOW: Wedding at MMoCA. Photo by Clear + Quiet Photography.
MEMBERSHIP MMoCA members enjoy many privileges, including free
admission to MMoCA Openings and films; discounts at the Museum Store, at
Fresco and other Food Fight restaurants; invitations to special member events
and previews; opportunities to meet artists; a subscription to MMoCA’s newsletter;
and tax deductions for contributions.
VOLUNTEERING Enthusiastic volunteers are vital to MMoCA’s success.
Visit mmoca.org/volunteer for current volunteer opportunities.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS Please notify us about address changes so
that your mailings are not interrupted. Contact Betsy Wyns at betsy@mmoca.
org or 608.257.0158 x224.
JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST MMoCA Notes, the museum’s email newsletter,
keeps you informed about upcoming events, exhibitions, and museum store
specials. Sign up online at mmoca.org.
CONTACT THE MUSEUM
608.257.0158 • email@example.com • www.mmoca.org
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Artworks may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder.
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HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE
Shop at the Museum Store for all your gifts and accessories. Every sale supports MMoCA’s exhibitions,
education programs, and local and regional artists. Free gift wrap. Shipping available.
SATURDAY, NOV 17 • 10 AM–6 PM
SUNDAY, NOV 18 • 10 AM–4 PM
Meet Maya Madden and Wayne Farra from No Rules Jewelry
during the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair! They will be showcasing their new
designs of rings and cloisonné enamels in the Museum Store.
BLACK FRIDAY, NOV 23 • 8 AM–12 PM
Receive a 25% discount on one non-consignment item (8 am–12 pm). The
first 12 visitors receive a special gift, with a purchase. MMoCA members
may add their membership discount for additional savings.
Ring by No Rules Jewelry
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, NOV 24
10 AM–8 PM
Support small businesses when you shop. Enter to win an ornament.
MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY, NOV 25 • 12–5 PM
The first 25 customers will receive a special gift, with purchase, to celebrate
this global initiative launched by the Museum Store Association.
MUSEUM STORE HOLIDAY HOURS
Extended hours Dec 4–23
Sunday & Monday 12–5
Friday & Saturday 10–8
Monday, Dec 17 12–6
Tuesday, Dec 18–Thursday, Dec 20 10–7
Christmas Eve, Dec 24 10–3
Dec 25 & 31, Jan 1