Art Lofts
The hallway outside of the Art Department Office in the Humanities Building.

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
Room map

Phone: 608-262-1660
Fax: 608-265-4593
Email: artfrontdesk@education.wisc.edu


Building Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 11pm
Sundays: 9:30am – 11pm

Summer Office Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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
Room map


Building Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Art Lofts

Come visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department!

Tours are now available by appointment. Our tours book fast, please view our upcoming Art Department events for prospective students at Visit Bucky: apps.admissions.wisc.edu/visitbucky/

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