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As of March 13, the gallery is closed in response to guidance from public health officials. We will keep this webpage updated as the situation evolves.

The James Watrous Gallery is free and open to the public. 


In Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street, 3rd floor
Madison, WI 53703
608-733-6633 x25


Wednesday-Thursday 12-5:00 pm; Friday-Saturday 12-8:00 pm; and Sunday 12-5:00 pm

We are also open by appointment or chance, and are happy to arrange group tours. Just email or call to arrange a tour or a visit outside regular hours.

Unfortunately, we must close the gallery to install each new exhibit. Please call or check the Current Exhibition page to be sure we're open. The gallery is also closed on Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. We close early on Freakfest Saturdays in late October (exact dates vary).

Directions and Parking

The Watrous Gallery is located on the third floor of Overture Center for the Arts. For directions and parking information, please visit the Overture Center website.


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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633


James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25