Containing over 35,000 art and cultural objects from the Neolithic through the 20th Century, the Madison Art Collection is located in the Festival Conference & Student Center, Room 1000.
The gallery's collection was donated to the university in 1965 by an Indondesian collector and formed into the Madison Art Collection in 2003. The Madison Art Collection preserves and exhibits works to the public, serving both as a steward and interpreter of cultural common wealth. In addition, each year the Madison Art Collection hosts about 4,000 students and 2,000 adults, including the university's students and faculty. They strive to host many educational programs for children kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Exhibitions from the permanent collection are displayed in the Lisanby Museum (Room 1108).
Prism Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting works that emphasize aspects of diversity, including areas of culture, religion, gender and sexuality (Lower Level Hallway).
Prism International Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting works that explore global culture (Upper Level).
For more information about collection hours or their educational outreach programs, call 540.568.5577. The Madison Art Collection is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.