Art Lofts
Art Lofts

George L. Mosse Humanities

The George L. Mosse Humanities Building, named for renowned UW-Madison cultural historian George Lachmann Mosse (1918-1999), houses a student gallery, and printmaking, painting, drawing, design, comics, photography, multimedia/digital, video/performance, metals, wood, and sculpture facilities, art education classrooms, as well as faculty and graduate studios.

6th & 7th Floors
6241 Humanities Building
455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706
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Phone: 608-262-1660
Fax: 608-265-4593
Email: artfrontdesk@education.wisc.edu


Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm
Located in room 6241, the office is closed from 12 – 12:45pm for lunch.

Humanities Building elevators: only one elevator goes to the top 6th and 7th floors. Enter the Humanities building through the open breezeway on the ground floor and go in the doors marked “ART” in large white letters (E01-02) that are nearest to the Chazen Museum’s back entrance (the Chazen is next-door, immediately to the east). In the lobby the stairs and elevator are to the left.

Art Lofts

Formerly a university warehouse, the Art Lofts is the home of state-of-the-art ceramics, glass, papermaking, and bronze foundry facilities, graduate darkroom and digital labs, studio spaces for more than 60 faculty and graduate students, public spaces for the display of student and faculty artwork at the Art Lofts Gallery, Backspace Gallery, and the Gelsy Verna Project Space, and a large art performance space.

111 N. Frances Street
Madison, WI 53703
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Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Art Lofts

Come visit us!

Register for an information session below.

We’re back open with limited tours scheduled throughout the summer, every third Thursday of the month! Please carefully read the event information and COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Visitor Agreement.

To register for an upcoming tour, contact: mmauk@wisc.edu

UW-Madison also offers a Creative Campus Tour, a walking tour that visits many art spaces on campus.