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GENDRON JENSEN
SERIES ON RESURRECTION IN NATURE

August 18 – December 23, 2016

For more than forty years Gendron Jensen, a largely self-taught artist now living in New Mexico, has obsessively and lovingly transformed found relics into wakeful images of uncommon beauty. A Wisconsin native, Jensen spent his childhood on his family’s farm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  As a young man Jensen entered the novitiate at Saint Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, WI.  He would eventually work in the monastery’s print shop, and develop a passion for drawing during long walks in the natural environment surrounding the Abbey. The Series on Resurrection in Nature, Jensen’s first body of drawings, consists of sixteen 60 x 72” finely detailed graphite drawings of small natural phenomena such as a black walnut shell, a dragonfly wing, and a raccoon skull.  Jensen’s masterful drawings bring large-scale grandeur to some of nature’s smallest treasures, and invite us to join Jensen in meditating upon the inner life that he perceives in nature’s many forms. 

 

HMA DNA

HMA DNA
Collection Highlights

The Haggerty Museum of Art’s institutional genetic code is formed by a collection of over 6,000 works of art acquired over the past sixty years. This summer the museum debuts HMA DNA: Collection Highlights, an ongoing exhibition of work from the museum’s collection by artists including Salvador Dali, Carle van Loo, Robert Rauschenberg, Barbara Morgan, and Jacob Lawrence.

HMA DNA

KIRSTEN LEENAARS
(RE)HOUSING THE AMERICAN DREAM

August 18 – December 23, 2016

This three-channel video installation, commissioned by the Haggerty and developed in collaboration with students from three Near West Side neighborhood schools, is the result of artist Kirsten Leenaars’ community-based, participatory exploration of the relationship between home and happiness.

 

HMA DNA

RELIGION AND NEO-MEDIEVALISM IN ROUAULT’S MISERERE

August 18 – December 23, 2016

This exhibition of a small selection of prints from George Rouault’s Miserere (Mercy) series draws attention to the artist’s recurring use of medieval symbolism and devotional imagery.

HMA DNA

Jason Salavon
The Master Index

August 18 – December 23, 2016

Using self-authored software, artist Jason Salavon transforms a data set of the five million most popular Wikipedia article entries into a visually arresting, multi-media art installation.

 

HMA DNA

WATERMARKS
AN ATLAS OF WATER AND THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE

August 18 – December 23, 2016

This exhibition documents the development of Watermarks, a major upcoming public art project by artist Mary Miss. Working from Marquette’s space in the Global Water Center, Miss will engage a broad campus and community consortium to tell Milwaukee’s water story through site-specific installations across the city.

Future exhibitions

February 2 – May 21, 2017

JEFFREY GIBSON

LOOK HOW FAR WE'VE COME!
JEFFREY GIBSON

Contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson is best known for sculptures and paintings that intermingle traditional Native American art with contemporary art and culture. The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University will present Look How Far We’ve Come!, a solo exhibition of Gibson’s work, from February 2 – May 21, 2017. The exhibition will include a newly-commissioned, beaded wall hanging, soundtrack, and site-specific wall painting inspired by Gibson’s research in the Native American Collections of Marquette University’s archives. Existing paintings and sculptural works from other private and institutional lenders will also be on view.

 

LAKOTA VOICES

LAKOTA VOICES
COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HERITAGE CENTER AT RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL

The richness and diversity of the Lakota culture is celebrated in this exhibition drawn from the collection of The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

 

CORITA KENT

WE CAN MAKE IT
THE PRINTS OF CORITA KENT

American artist and educator Corita Kent (1918-1986) used art as a tool for communicating messages of faith, activism, and social responsibility. A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Corita taught at the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles from 1947 through 1968. There, she developed a signature style of printmaking that combined the bold and graphic visual strategies of Pop art with calls for social justice and understanding.

Past exhibitions

Nohl

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s
Mary L. Nohl Fund

FELLOWSHIPS FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS 2015

June 9 – July 31, 2016

The Haggerty Museum of Art proudly presents an exhibition of work by the five Milwaukee artists awarded Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships in 2015.  Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists provide unrestricted funds for artists to create new work, or to complete work in progress. The program is open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties).  This exhibition will feature work by Jon Horvath and Frankie Latina--who were awarded Nohl fellowships in the “Established Artist” category--and Ben Balcom, Zach Hill, and Maggie Sasso, who were awarded Emerging Artist fellowships.

 

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