Program Update

The Campus Art Exchange is suspended, as of September 2021, as we seek additional program funding.

For questions, contact Molly Lenz (

Thanks to all the departments and institutions who donated or received art from our program, since we started in 2017!

The Campus Art Exchange is an innovative program that provides fine art for public display across campus.  Our goal is to provide artwork at no or little cost by circulating artworks already in our campus collection.

How does the Campus Art Exchange operate? First we  gather art that is no longer appropriate or needed at its present location. Then we find new homes where this art can be enjoyed in public spaces – reception areas, conference rooms, and hallways – within academic and administrative buildings on the UW-Madison campus. Unfortunately, private offices are not eligible for the Art Exchange.

If you would like to request a work of art, please visit our gallery and then submit a request form. Our inventory is constantly changing!

If you have a work of art that you would like to transfer to the Campus Art Exchange, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss your options.