University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public Art

One can find wonderful art all across campus. There are several formal art collections that can be enjoyed in places like the Chazen Museum of Art or the Wisconsin Union.  In addition, there are artworks located within administrative and academic buildings, as well as outdoor landscape settings. These “other” artworks are part of what we refer to as the campus art collection.

CPLA staff are responsible for  providing assitance with the care of the  campus art collection.  This may include: coordinating cleaning or conservation treatments; acquisition of new or gifted artwork; and maintaining a searchable database of the over 1800 artworks all across campus.

In addition, CPLA staff work with students and visiting artists on finding appropriate places for temporary outdoor art exhibits.

Check Public Art at UW-Madison for the location of some of our most prominent public artworks.