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The James Watrous Gallery will be CLOSED December 24 - January 2. See you in the New Year!

The gallery is free and open to the public. 


In Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street, 3rd floor
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 265-2500


Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm
Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm 
Friday 12 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 12 pm - 8 pm 
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm 

We're also open by appointment or chance. Just email or call to arrange a visit outside regular hours.

Unfortunately, we must close to install each new exhibit. Please call or check the Current Exhibition page before your visit to be sure we're open.

Typically the gallery will be closed Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. We also close early on Freakfest Saturdays (around Halloween; 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: 608-263-1692

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: 608-265-2500