Woodland Indian Arts Festival

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

Exhibition from June 7 through September 17, 2017

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund | Fellowships for Individual Artists 2016

Download the announcement here.

June 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art 2017 Summer Solstice. Register Online or Download the invitation and reply card here.

Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m.
Grow with Marquette gallery talk in the museum with Robin Jebavy

Wednesday, June 21, 5:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Joseph Mougel: Rolling Hills at the Lynden Sculpture Garden
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Rolling Hills, the first of two site-specific performances, employs manual labor as the vehicle for artistic creation, acknowledging both the fundamental role of physical work in shaping spaces with intentionality, as well as the real limits to human efforts in the face of nature. The environments transformed through labor become stages for video performances that further expose the unique characteristics of place, with narratives that consider aesthetics and methodology, and are at once completely rational and absurd. Visitors are welcome to stop by to observe; we will be open from 10 a.m. until the end of the performance. Mougel’s second performance, Still River, takes place on December 21, 2017, from 7:19 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

July 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
Friends of the Haggerty Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6 p.m.
Brooke Thiele: Excerpts from The Fall to a Sea Called Home
Brooke Thiele uses performance, visual imagery, and sound to create The Fall to a Sea Called Home. A present-day contribution to the Korean art of pansori, a traditional form of musical storytelling involving voice and drum, The Fall to the Sea is a work in progress. Donning the spinning hanbok, the Korean dress at the center of her exhibition, Thiele transforms herself into a living animation. She then begins her transposition of the narrative of her journey--via adoption, from Korea to Green Bay--onto one of the five remaining pansori. Thiele, who has been studying both Korean and pansori performance practice, draws on her background as a filmmaker and performer to create this emerging epic.

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6 p.m.
Robin Jebavy: A Conversation About Still Life

Robin Jebavy is joined by artist Beth Lipman in an informal conversation facilitated by Debra Brehmer of the Portrait Society Gallery about contemporary still life, women artists, and glassware.

August 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
Joseph Mougel: Silver Pixels
Joseph Mougel describes the process he used to create the ambrotypes on view in Silver Pixels. Moving back and forth between the 19th century and the 21st, and between the analog and the digital, Mougel has memorialized imaginary landscapes and created photographs that are objects. The presentation will be followed by an informal tour of his exhibition.

September 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6 p.m.
Rose Curley does stand-up: I'm not who you think I am
Rose Margaret Curley tells all in this humorous confessional, exposing the absurdity of perception versus reality. Her unusual perspective comes from unusual circumstances: a Black woman raised by a white family in Milwaukee.

Exhibitions from October 5, 2017 through January 18, 2018

Rick Shaefer The Refugee Trilogy
The World Turned Upside Down Apocalyptic Imagery in England, 1750-1850
James Rosenquist F-111 (South, West, North, East), 1974

October 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Artists Now! Jessie McLean
All Artists Now! lectures take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Center Lecture Hall on the UWM campus and are free and open to the public.

Information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu
2016 Nohl Fellow Jesse McLean’s creative work and research are motivated by a deep curiosity regarding human behavior and relationships, especially with and arising through media and technology. A primary focus of all her work is a consideration of both the power and the failure of the media to bring people together, and the ways emotions are lived in an age of mediated experience. Her talk will include an overview of her collagist video art practice, with particular attention to recent projects. These are inspired by the fraught relationships people have with computers, a technology we both rely on and resent.

November 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6 p.m.
Talks by 2017 Nohl jurors
Reception begins at 6 p.m; talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
The three jurors who will be selecting the five recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund for Individual Artists Fellowships (2017) will give a public talk about their institutions and curatorial interests. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. and is preceded by an informal reception. Jurors will be announced in the fall.

December 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Artists Now! Rose Curley: Where I'm Coming From
All Artists Now! lectures take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Center Lecture Hall on the UWM campus and are free and open to the public.

Information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu
Rose Curley was born and raised in Milwaukee in the 1990s. Her current work, a graphic memoir, examines the issues surrounding her transracial adoption. She will discuss her multifaceted process and the significance of language in narratives that aim to affect social change.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:19 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Joseph Mougel: Still River
at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

Events will be added to the web site as they are scheduled. Watch for an Experimental Tuesdays screening with Jesse McLean at the UWM Union Cinema in late autumn.




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