October 23, 2011

3 views of the new museum.







It's the new addition to the Chazen Museum on the University of Wisconsin—Madison campus. The glass sculpture in the case is "Large E. coli," by Luke Jerram.

28 comments:

madAsHell said...

Large E. Coli??...or an IUD?

This reminds me of my grade school art projects.
me: "Look at what I made, Mom!"
mom: "Oh, that's nice! What is it?"
me: "aaaahhhh.....It's an ash tray."

My parents didn't smoke.

Jason (the commenter) said...

The Occupy protesters complain about all the debt they have after college, buildings like this are why!

multiuseless said...

Second picture - That sure is one fancy toilet brush

Coketown said...

Someday, some future archaeologists are going to dig up that large e. coli from the ruins of Madison and make the conclusions that human beings were wiped out by giant bacteria. We didn't stand a chance.

rcommal said...

The Occupy protesters complain about all the debt they have after college, buildings like this are why!

Simona and Jerome Chazen, UW–Madison alumni, donated a visionary gift of $25 million toward the museum expansion as part of the University of Wisconsin Foundation's "Create the Future: The Wisconsin Campaign." Formerly known as the Elvehjem Museum of Art, the institution was renamed in honor of the Chazens. The remainder of the capital campaign was completed with the support of more than 140 donors, including alumni and Madison community members. The entire $43 million cost of the building project has been met through gifts and grants from private sources.

edutcher said...

Nice venue, but the bug proves, once again, modern art ain't.

Mogget said...

Yeah, it's just a fancy toilet brush somebody left on a shelf.

gutless said...

The Chazens obviously have too much money for their own good. They're part of the 1% I assume. Some "artist" somewhere is laughing his butt off!

Jason (the commenter) said...

rcommal: The entire $43 million cost of the building project has been met through gifts and grants from private sources.

And the University of Madison could just have easily had people donate to a fund to cut the cost of admission. It looked at all the students with their massive amounts of debt and said, "You know what I need? A new building!"

ironrailsironweights said...

Yes, the e.coli does indeed look like a donicker brush, but when you think about it, that's sort of appropriate.

Peter

MikeinAppalachia said...

$43 Million. Nice.
Curious, how much was deposited into a fund for the future maintenance, utilities, security, etc.?

MadisonMan said...

L. V. M.

Always will it be thus to me.

ampersand said...

Did the Elvehjem money run out?
Why not install a parking meter in front. For every quarter the building is renamed in your honor,for 15 minutes.

Chip Ahoy said...

That's a great idea.

PaulV said...

Where is the papers of the AA's fellow professor Bud Selig be stored?

PaulV said...

egad- Where are

PaulV said...

Selig article
http://host.madison.com/
wsj/news/local/article_
ab1e31a0-f9f1-11e0-983d-
001cc4c002e0.html

Hagar said...

<a href="http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/3176/the_architect_has_no_clothes/>Suspicions confirmed!</a>

Hagar said...

Suspicion confirmed!

edwardroyce said...

Why is a toilet brush in a glass case?

A. Shmendrik said...

Why didn't the Landmarks Preservation Commission step up and protect the A.W. Peterson building? Huh? Stu Levitan asleep at the #^@&$* switch!

EDH said...

Titus said...
One time I had a cum rag in my car and I asked my friend if he could get me the "towel" just so he could pick up the cum rag.

They should put Titus' "cum rag" in a museum.

Palladian said...

Ah, the usual cavalcade of regressive losers grunting disdainfully at the MO-DAIRN ART. MAH KID COULD DO BETTERN NAT!

Ralph L said...

I stopped at a new Arby's on the north side of Richmond, VA, tonight, after having a tire blowout on I-95. It was done up in Mission style with a two story dining area. Very strange for fast food.

rcommal said...

Wait--wasn't Howard Roark an architect? Also, aren't engineering degrees and their kin among the few university outputs valued among commenters here.

rcommal said...

Hagar: Your "suspicion confirmed!" is an interesting exclamatory.

AllenS said...

edwardroyce said...
Why is a toilet brush in a glass case?

Germs.

Shawn L. said...

A toilet brush so foul no one dared touch it. It was encased in glass, and a museum was created around it to keep the buiding from being abandoned.