Wisconsin Triennial 2016

Exhibition will be on view September 24, 2016 through January 6, 2017

MADISON, WI— In the fall of 2016, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) will present the Wisconsin Triennial, an exploration of contemporary Wisconsin art. Artists from across the state are invited to apply to this exhibition, to be held September 24, 2016 through January 8, 2017.

As in previous years, the 2016 Triennial will be a juried exhibition selected and organized by the museum’s curatorial staff. Each of the selected artists will be represented by a single work or a small group of works. The Triennial reflects current directions in visual arts, as explored by Wisconsin artists. This exhibition has provided a stage for emerging artists and an opportunity for established artists to develop in new ways; creating what has been seen as one of the most significant exhibitions in the state.

The 2016 Triennial will be installed in the museum’s main galleries, State Street Gallery, and Imprint Gallery; other spaces, such as the lobby and Rooftop Sculpture Garden, may be utilized as well. MMoCA will also produce an illustrated publication to accompany the exhibition.

Artists who are full-time residents of the state of Wisconsin are eligible to submit examples of artworks created in the last three years. The deadline for applications is January 18, 2016. Original work in all media will be considered. Artists may download entry information from the museum’s website at http://www.mmoca.org/wisconsin-triennial-2016. For additional information, contact Tabé Dankert the museum at 608.257.0158 ext. 242 or tabe@mmoca.org.


Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art provides free exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view. The museum is open: Tuesday–Thursday: noon – 5pm; Friday: noon – 8pm; Saturday: 10am – 8pm;Sunday: noon – 5pm; and is closed on Mondays.