Amazing collection at the Chazen Museum
The Chazen Museum of Art is the official art museum of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and arguably the best art museum in the entire state (though there is some stiff competition from Milwaukee). The museum has a surprisingly rich collection of artists ranging from famous European artists like Joan Miro and Rodin to regional stars and works from areas as diverse as Japan and Russia. In fact, one of the most interesting exhibits at the museum is the stunning collection of 18th and 19th-century Japanese prints. One of the most surprising parts is the collection of early Mediterranean pottery and ancient Asian artifacts. The fact that you can see everything from Roman coins to regional artworks by Wisconsin’s up-and-comers makes the Chazen one of the richest and most varied museums around.