Woodland Indian Arts Festival

All programs are free, open to the public and take place at the Haggerty Museum of Art, unless otherwise noted.

April 2017

Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Woodland Indian Arts Festival
Free and open to the public
All ages welcome!
Co-sponsored by Marquette University’s Native American Student Association

The Haggerty Museum of Art will complement its current exhibitions of work by Native American artists with a lively day showcasing Wisconsin’s own Native artists. Bring the whole family for this day of performances, workshops and demonstrations celebrating Wisconsin’s rich Native culture.



A performance by Wade Fernandez, a musical artist born, raised, and living on the Menominee Indian Reservation. His traditional Menominee name is Wiciwen Apis-Mahwaew which loosely translates to, “Walks With the Black Wolf.” Fernandez's work balances both traditional Menominee and modern culture, language, and music.

12:30 p.m.  
Wampum Belt Design, a hands-on workshop with Forrest Brooks. For Iroquois people, wampum beads were used to create belts that represented symbolic documents of agreement or understanding.

1:15 p.m.  
A performance by master flutemaker Frank Montano, Red Cliff Band, Lake Superior Chippewa, Ojibwe Tribe of Wisconsin. Montano makes and plays a unique type of flute, the Woodland flute.

2:15 p.m.
Iroquois Social and Earth Dances led by Niko Daniels. For Hotinoshoni, Iroquois people, social dancing is an expression of happiness, thankfulness, and good health.

3:15 p.m.
A performance by Bobby Bullet & Appaloosa Sky, musicians, Lac du Flambeau Band, Lake Superior Chippewa (Waswagoning /Spearing by Torchlight) 

3:30 p.m.
Storytelling Through Pinch Pots, a hands-on Oneida pottery workshop with Jennifer Stevens. Design and create a pinch pot using basic methods of shaping and stamping.

Noon-4:30 p.m.
Self-guided gallery activities

April 28-30 Joan of Arc: Hearken to my Voice

This outdoor performance occurs on Friday and Saturday April 28 and 29 at 5:30 p.m., and again on Sunday April 30 at 1 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc's perimeter. Enjoy the MU Chamber Choir, Dance, Theatre and English courses as they present their interpretation of the significance of Joan of Arc's story on the past and present. This production is made possible from a Way-Klingler teaching Enhancement Grant.

May 2017

May 17-21, 2017 City by the Bay: A San Francisco Art Excursion

Director Susan Longhenry will lead a tour of the visual arts bounty of San Francisco, the Bay Area, and Silicon Valley.  Click here for the itinerary.

Call 414-288-7290 with questions or email mary.dornfeld@marquette.edu

Exhibitions through May 21, 2017

Look How Far We've Come! Jeffrey Gibson
Lakota Voices Collection Highlights from The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School
We Can Make It The Prints of Corita Kent




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