New Chazen Art Museum has Groovy Vibe


Clown by Christiaan Karel Appel, 1954, oil on burlap

Clown by Christiaan Karel Appel, 1954, oil on burlap. One of 20,000 pieces in the Chazen collection.

The newly expanded Chazen Museum of Art on the UW-Madison campus has been open for just over a month, and today the Wisconsin State Journal gives it a nod in one of it’s Filler editorials.

Words like “vibe,” “off-beat,” and “quirky” are always required when the State Journal visits Williamson Street. Turns out, the same usage is needed when the Journal goes to an Art Museum. But still, for today we believe the editorial page has it’s normally cold, commercial heart in the right place, so we say to the WSJ, “Right on, Daddy-o!”