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Overture Center, Madison

Overture Center, Madison (must see)

Overture Center for the Arts is a performing arts center and art gallery in Madison. The center opened on September 19, 2004, replacing the former Civic Center. In addition to several theaters The center was commissioned by Jerome Frautschi, designed by Cesar Pelli, and built by J.H. Findorff and Son. Frautschi paid $205 million to construct the building, making it the largest private gift to the arts of its kind It was intended to replace the Madison Civic Center, located on the same block on State Street. The building has seven venues, in addition to art galleries: Overture Hall, Capitol Theater, Playhouse, Promenade Hall, Rotunda Stage, Wisconsin Studio and Rotunda Studio, and Visual Art Galleries.

The Overture Center has been the subject of several controversies. After Frautschi's initial gift, some citizens complained that the City of Madison's priorities were skewed. Others said the project would hurt the image of nearby State Street. Still others believed it would be accessible only to the wealthy while limiting access to local and smaller acts and artists.
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Sight Name: Overture Center
Sight Location: Madison, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Madison, Wisconsin

Create Your Own Walk in Madison

Create Your Own Walk in Madison

Creating your own self-guided walk in Madison is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums and Art Galleries Walk

Museums and Art Galleries Walk

If you are planning a trip to Madison, it cannot be complete without exploring the city's most important museums and art galleries. Madison is home to many great museums, including the Geology Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, as well as some nice galleries. Take this tour to the best museums in Madison.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

Madison boasts of some great architectural masterpieces. There is something for everyone who is into stunning past and present structures. Take this walking tour to the most significant buildings Madison has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Madison Introduction Walk

Madison Introduction Walk

Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin, has no shortage of landmarks notable in terms of architectural, historic, and cultural importance. The city's skyline is dominated by the Wisconsin State Capitol dome modeled after the U.S. Capitol. Linking the Capitol Square with the University of Wisconsin campus is State Street, Madison's main thoroughfare, running across Downtown and lined with...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles