Volunteers Needed! Nov 16 and 17 at the MMoCA Art and Gift Fair

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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Each year, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art relies on some 225 volunteers to help run one of its largest annual fundraisers, the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair . Now in its 49 th year, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Overture Center for the Arts spaces will transform into a magical winter wonderland filled with handmade art, crafts, and gourmet goodies - all available for sale to the public! It takes place Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17. Grab a friend, sign-up together, and enjoy fun, short shifts while helping the museum.


  • Admissions
  • Fair passport stamping stations
  • Coat check attendants
  • Assist exhibiting artist load-in and out
  • Photographing the event
  • ...and more!

Volunteers receive 2 free admission passes to the fair upon arrival for their shift ($12 value). Review opportunities and self-register by visiting: mmoca.ivolunteer.com

Proceeds from the event help Madison Museum of Contemporary Art offer free public access to a wide variety of exhibitions and educational programs, and helps MMoCA remain admission-free throughout the year. With the time and assistance of generous community members, MMoCA can continue this tradition of commitment to the community.

All MMoCA volunteering opportunities: mmoca.ivolunteer.com

Please contact Amy Lambright Murphy, Events & Volunteers Assistant, with questions or for organizing groups of volunteers at volunteer@mmoca.org.

About the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair : The fair is one of Madison’s most beloved wintertime traditions. With its mix of holiday music, entertainment, and gourmet foods, as well as more than 85 artists from around the country exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing, fine craft and more, the fair draws some 5,000 visitors to MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts just before Thanksgiving each year .

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About Madison Museum of Contemporary Art



Mission Statement

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent organization that exhibits, collects, and preserves modern and contemporary art to provide transformative experiences that educate, reflect, and inspire us as individuals and a community. Search all volunteer opportunities: mmoca.ivolunteer.com


After a distinguished 105-year history in borrowed and refurbished spaces, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) opened to the public on April 23, 2006, in a new facility within Overture Center for the Arts.

Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the museum's exhilarating facility offers 51,500 square feet of space for the study, presentation, and conservation of modern and contemporary art, as well as a 7,100-square-foot rooftop sculpture garden. Public amenities include spacious galleries, a 230-seat lecture hall, a children's classroom, a new-media gallery, and a study center for drawings, prints, and photographs.

Like the rest of Overture Center, the facility was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of W. Jerome Frautschi, a long-time friend of the museum.


Sat Nov 16, 2019 - Sun Nov 17, 2019


227 State StreetMadison Museum of Contemporary ArtMadison, WI 53703



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Curating
  • Professional Development


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Shifts are broken down to last 2 to 3.5 hours, depending on task selected.
  • Volunteers will check in 5-10 minutes before their shift in the MMoCA Lecture Hall for brief training.

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