Class at the museum

Educational Programs for Faculty

We invite you to collaborate with us to integrate Haggerty Museum collections, exhibitions and programs into the Marquette curriculum.

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Teach at the Haggerty

The Haggerty's curator of education assists faculty with the development of curriculum-structured museum sessions. Classes can be tailored to the needs of professors from all disciplines and can focus on current exhibitions or works from the museum's permanent collection.

For example, recent Spanish classes have learned about the life and art of Salvador Dalí, Picasso and other Spanish artists. History students have been able to view works by the 16th-century master Albrecht Durer, as well as works by noted German Expressionist artists, and theology students have studied Old Testament Scripture through the prints of Marc Chagall.


The Haggerty can serve as an extension of your classroom, with sessions taking place in the galleries. Visit our exhibitions page to learn more about what is currently on view. For ideas, click here to view sample class assignments or worksheets developed by your colleagues in conjunction with past exhibitions and the permanent collection.

  • You can schedule time to preview exhibitions and discuss your curricular goals.
  • We can provide background information on current exhibitions.
  • You can schedule single or multiple class sessions.
  • You can lead the class on your own or with the Haggerty's curator of education or curator of exhibitions.
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Permanent Collection

Works of art can be brought up from storage to provide support for your classes. You can use our electronic database to search the permanent collection by name of the artist, title of the work, nationality, object type and time frame. You can also use the document Looking at the Collection as a resource for more in-depth information about several highlights from the permanent collection (additional works will be added over time).

  • We provide access to objects in the collection that are currently not on view.
  • You can schedule time to preview the artwork in person and discuss your curricular goals.
  • We assist with the selection of artwork.
  • We can provide background materials on the artwork.
  • You can schedule single or multiple class sessions.
  • We assist with audio/visual equipment.
  • We are available to provide support in teaching with art.

To develop a class or schedule a class time, please contact Lynne Shumow at or (414) 288-5915. Self-guided classes also need to be scheduled in advance.

Co-curate Exhibitions

The Haggerty Museum seeks proposals from Marquette faculty interested in developing innovative, collections-based exhibitions and projects that can be integrated into classroom curriculum. Past examples:

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Haggerty Museum's Faculty Advisory Committee consists of Marquette professors and staff members representing a broad range of disciplines and departments. The committee meets twice each semester with Lynne Shumow and, when possible, visiting artists, lecturers or scholars. The aim of the FAC is to increase students' awareness and interest in the arts and humanities by integrating classroom curriculum with the Haggerty Museum of Art's exhibitions and programs.



  • Monday – Saturday:
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    Noon to 5 p.m.