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Location:

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery is in Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology
1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: Noon – 4pm
Sundays are a great day for parking
Closed between exhibits and some academic breaks

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery is also open by appointment. For more information, contact David L. Newell, Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Outreach, through email dlnewell@wisc.edu or phone 608-262-8815.

Bus service:

There are three Madison Metro bus stops on Linden Drive near Nancy Nicholas Hall. Service on Madison Metro routes 80, 81, 82 & 84 is free to all riders.

Visitors can also park at the city of Madison State Street Campus Garage, 430 N. Frances St. and 415 N. Lake St, and take a 10 minute bus ride to Nancy Nicholas Hall. Catch bus Route 80 at stop #91 (Northbound) on N. Lake St. between State St. and Langdon St. See Madison Metro bus route map. For details go to Madison Metro.

Parking: Click to view the UW-Madison real-time interactive campus map.

Free public parking on the weekend is available in lots 20, 26, 34, 36 and 40.
Nancy Nicholas Hall Parking Garage lot 27 is wheelchair accessibile.

Link to campus parking map

    MON-FRI MON-FRI SAT-SUN
Parking area Visitor spaces 7am – 4:30pm After 4:30pm 7am – Midnight
Lot 27
Nancy Nicholas Hall Garage
1330 Linden Dr.
Check real-time availability Limited visitor parking. Pay at gated exit. Limited visitor parking. Pay at gated exit. Limited visitor parking. Pay at gated exit.
Lot 20 public parking
University Avenue Ramp
1390 University Ave.
Check real-time availability Pay at the gated exit Pay at the gated exit Free
Lot 36 public parking
Observatory Drive Ramp
1645 Observatory Dr.
Check real-time availability Pay at the gated exit Pay at the gated exit Free
(P) Madison State Street Campus Garage
430 N Frances St and 415 N Lake St
Open 24 hours every day
Check real-time availability
Pay at the gated exit Pay at the gated exit Pay at the gated exit
Lot 26
1188-1565 Observatory Dr.
1 25-min. stall
Details here
Lot-specific permit is required or pay with Mobile Pay Free Free
Lot 34
1480 Tripp Circle
Details here Lot-specific permit is required or pay at the meter Free Free
Lot 40
1655 Linden Dr.
5 25-min. stalls
Details here
Lot-specific permit is required or pay with Mobile Pay Free Free

 

Mobile Payment Stalls
Many lots on campus have parking stalls that accept mobile payments through a third party vendor called Parkmobile. Payment at these locations is accepted via phone, website, or smartphone app.
Before parking for the first time, you must create an account with Parkmobile. Follow the directions here.
For step-by-step instructions on using Parkmobile, click here.