When the Chazen Museum of Art opened in the fall of 1970 as the Elvehjem Art Center, the collection of 1,600 paintings and works on paper had been acquired by the UW–Madison since 1885. Today, there are over 20,000 works of art in the museum's collections representing the entire spectrum of art history across culture, period, media, and genre. See the Collections Information page (link at left) to learn more about our holdings. You can also search the collection or browse the categories below.
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