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  • Teapot sculpture by Don Reitz

    New Accession Highlight: Teapot by Don Reitz

    This work was fired in an anagama kiln—an ancient type of kiln that originated in China. The anagama kiln uses wood as a heat source, rather than the typical electric or gas kilns that contemporary ceramicists often use.

  • Time (B) by Kenji Nakahashi

    New Accession Highlight: Kenji Nakahashi Pieces

    Today we’re taking a peek at three pieces by Japanese Conceptual artist Kenji Nakahashi. In both Difference in Time and Time (B), the artist arranged and photographed clocks to make a statement on the subjective experience of time.

  • Cobalt Blues by Rudy Autio

    New Accession Highlight: Cobalt Blues by Rudy Autio

    Rudy Autio is considered a pillar of contemporary ceramics. The way that he constructs and shapes his vessels is distinctive and a hallmark of his production. After building up a hollow ceramic cylinder, he adds rounded projections that extend the vessel’s curvilinear surface.

  • Marsh Island, Ipswich, MA

    New Accessions On View at the Chazen

    These paintings show three different styles of depicting landscape during a period of great artistic transition from realism to abstraction in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century. The earliest is a composition by Scottish painter John Williamson, who immigrated to the United States as a child.

  • Looking out the chazen's lobby

    Sign Up Now to Visit the Chazen!

    The Chazen Museum of Art is now open. Hours are Tuesday–Friday, 12-5 p.m., The first, second and parts of the third floor of the Chazen building are open, with a limit of 25 visitors at a time.

  • ice floe photograph showing climate change and icebergs melting

    Family Friday Online

    We want to explore the collection with you online. On Family Friday, be an art explorer and download a project to do at home. Show us your artwork by posting it on Facebook or Instagram and tagging us @ChazenArtUW.

  • wire sculpture on wood

    From the Modern to the Contemporary

    What is the story of modern sculpture? Art doesn’t always respond the way we expect it to. It is not always thematic. There are outliers. Chazen Docent Brian King deconstructs sculpture using works of art from the Chazen's permanent collection.

  • Joyce Bromley

    A Virtual Docent’s Tour with Joyce Bromley

    For this virtual tour, we feature the selections of Joyce Bromley, who’s been a docent at the Chazen for about 20 years. She includes three of the museum’s most well-known portraits in her regular tours.

  • T. P.’s Beach at Gay Head, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. painting by Thomas Hart Benton

    Sounds of the Chazen: This Beautiful World

    Museum education assistant Serendipity Swanstrom-Stage has created playlists on Spotify inspired by the Chazen’s permanent collection. Listen to a beautiful score while you enjoy these […]

  • Ann Schaffer

    A Virtual Docent’s Tour with Ann Schaffer

    While the museum is closed, our docents have been leading us on “virtual tours,” sharing some of their favorite works digitally. Ann Schaffer has been […]