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  • October 30, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for the Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison, 53705


  • Free and Open to the Public

    Free Parking

    No Registration Required

This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.

Free enclosed parking.  

Registration is not required.

Lecture Description

The Chazen Museum of the Arts, is celebrating 50 years in 2019 as a major art’s museum on the UW-Madison campus. The museum, collects, preserves and exhibits works of art and presents related programs that focus on the exhibits.

Dr. Amy Gilman will share an overview of new and expanded programs including opening hours 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, as part of her mission to welcome more visitors, including students, community members and tourists to the Chazen. The repurposed gift and coffee shop opened in September, serving coffee and food items and featuring Chazen specific merchandise. New and expanded programs geared towards children and families with hands-on art related activities are planned, and visitors are welcome to drop in for docent tours every Sunday at 2 pm. Gilman will talk about upcoming exhibits and programs for 2019-20.

Dr. Amy Gilman

Dr. Gilman joined the Chazen in September, 2017, following her position as Deputy Director of the Toledo Museum of Art. As director of the Chazen, Dr. Gilman oversees all administrative, financial, and curatorial duties for the museum. Dr. Gilman earned her doctorate in art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; a master of fine arts in photography from Columbia College in Chicago, and a bachelor’s performance studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Location & Parking Instructions: 

Lecture Location:

Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
6209 Mineral Point Road    
Madison, Wisconsin 53705    


Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods both outdoors & underground. 

  • Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.
  • Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or nonreserved stall;
  • Take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you.
  • When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.
  • You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
  • To link to the Oakwood campus map, use //tinyurl.com/y6zaugvm.
  • If you are walking to Oakwood Village,  enter Heritage, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
  • If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67, stop on Mineral Point Road in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Road from Oakwood, if traveling westerly


Questions?   Contact information: Aleta Murray a-murray@sbcglobal.net

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