Madison museum shares art with Dane County schools

First exhibit on display in January

Published On: Dec 19 2012 09:45:35 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is sharing its work with local schools.

It's bringing art from its permanent collection to nine public elementary and middle schools in Dane County.

A different exhibition will travel from school to school and be displayed for one month through 2015.

The first one is called "What's Going on Here? Stories in Art" and it starts circulating in January. The art is from state, regionally and nationally known artists, including Tom Uttech, Red Grooms and John Buck.

More than 8,000 students participated in a similar program in 2004 and 2005, when the museum was closed for construction. The museum was able to relaunch the program because of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.