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 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

Tour the UW-Madison Art Department

We’re glad that you’re considering UW–Madison to pursue your art education! Tours occur Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons  and include viewings of our classrooms and facilities in the Humanities Building. A tour of the Art Lofts is available upon request.

All tours leave at 1pm sharp from the Art Office Room 6241, 6th Floor Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706 and are approximately 1 hour.

To schedule a tour of our department please complete and submit the following form: