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The Chazen Museum of Art is a large museum of art located at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin. It was formally known as the Elvehjem Museum of Art until 2005. The Mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art and present related educational programs in support of the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... The University of Wisconsin is a public university in the state of Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, a state in the United States of America. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The museum was named after Jerome Chazen, a University of Wisconsin graduate and a founding member of Liz Claiborne. In May 2005, he, along with his wife Simona, donated $20 million towards an expansion of the museum, which is due to be finished in 2009. This article is about the month of May. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Chazen Museum of Art (109 words)
On May 6, 2005 the Elvehjem Museum of became the Chazen Museum of Art.
Our mission remains the same: collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art and present related educational programs in support of the teaching, research, and public service missions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
We do this because the visual arts enrich individual human experience and because knowledge of art is essential to understanding diverse cultures, past and present.
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