Gallery at Truax

School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

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Gallery at Truax


Logo for Poster Ways of Olden Days

Poster Ways of Olden Days

On view January 15 - February 7, 2019

View a retrospective of Madison College graphic design and marketing materials from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s!






  • Upcoming Shows


    The Dane County Cultural Affairs Posters | January 15 - February 7

    For over 60 years the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission (Dane Arts) has created an annual art poster that showcases local artists. Sold for donations, these posters help support the mission and programs created by Dane Arts. The Gallery at Truax is hosting a retrospective of over 20 years of frame posters. Learn more about Dane Arts posters.   


    Yahara Journal Student Art Show | February 18 - March 14


    The Yahara Journal is Madison College's fine arts and literary journal. This annual show is open to all students and mediums. Contact for information on how to enter.


    Mad-Town Madness | March 25 - April 18: An exhibit of fantasy & imaginative art by Madison area professional artists.


    Architecture Program Portfolio Show | April 29 - May 17

  • Calendar Archive


    Paws & Effect: Animals in Education | January & February

    Paws & Effect Show Logo

    Beautiful and candid pet portraiture featuring cats, dogs, horses, goats, cows, guinea pigs and mice. The animals in this show were residents of the Madison College Veterinary Technician program during the Fall 2017 semester. The Madison College Veterinary Technician and Photography programs collaborated on this show to raise awareness about our pet adoption partnerships with area humane societies. Read all about adopting a pet at Madison College and see who is available to adopt

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show

    Architecture Program Portfolio Show | April

    Dane Arts Buy Local | September & October

    Emeralds to Ashes | November

    Printer Wonderland | December


    African Art | Traditional and Modern | January
    Facebook Event

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show | February and March

    Architecture Student Portfolio Show | April and May

    Appreciating Our Past: A Photographic History of Madison College | Summer 2017
    Madison Area Technical College has evolved to meet the needs of our diverse communities since opening our doors to students back in 1912. In our 105-year history, we have grown from 63 students in a single room above a fire station to nine campuses with more than 150 programs. As we move forward into the future, we appreciate where we have been in the past. 

    Visual Voices | September 
    Graphic Design faculty and staff art show. The diverse artwork on display included sketchbook drawings, prints, murals, mosaics, photography, and traditional and digital paintings. 

    Heritage Habitats by Ginger Owen and Vicki VanAmeyden | October - November 

    Heritage Habitats Kite Display at MATC Gallery at Truax

    Artist Statement: Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, "Kites," "Hankies" and "Cairn" are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serves as an expression of humanism.

    Printer Wonderland - Holiday Pop Up Sale | December


    Quilt Making: A Modern Practice | January
    Video Tour | Photo Tour | Wisconsin State Journal Feature

    Elements of Graphic Design | March

    Architecture Program Portfolio Show | April

    Graphic Design, Photography and Visual Communications Portfolio Show | May

    Yahara Journal & Continuing Education Student Art Show | Summer
    Wisconsin State Journal Feature

    7 Years of Wisconsin Photography Students Capture the DATCP | Aug. 23-Sept. 28

    Industrial Evolution | October, November

    Printer Wonderland | December


    Off the Walls | December

    Graphic Design and Visual Communications Portfolio Show

    Celebrate Wisconsin Architecture | November

    Universal Design |September - October 

    Applied Arts Portfolio Show | May

    Architectural Technology Portfolio Show | April

    Student Art Show by the Yahara Journal | March

    People, Places, and Things:  Culture, Memory, and Madison College Global Connections | February


    Enroute Fall Portfolio Show | Graphic Design, Visual Communicators | December - January

    Dance, Light, Lens | November

    Celebrating Wisconsin Manufacturing | October

    Show and Tell: An exhibit of classroom demonstrations by the Illustration Faculty | September

    A Juried Collection of Applied Arts in conjunction with MMoCA Gallery Night | May

    Architectural Technology Portfolio Show | April

    Student Art Show by the Yahara Journal | March

    Hidden Images by Biotechnology & Electron Microscopy | February

    The Art of Innovation by the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology | January

The Gallery at Truax is an art and exhibition space that is free and open to the public. In addition to hosting annual portfolio shows, we have exhibits by community members and area employers, and highlight work from Madison College's diverse program offerings. Learn more about the mission of the Truax Gallery: Interview by Chris Gargan.

Do you have an idea for an exhibit? Request to exhibit.