Community Education Programs

Our public events include a variety of tours, performances, gallery talks, lectures, artist talks, and workshops. Events are always free and open to the public.

Professor giving a class to community members

Local universities and other institutions of higher education

The Haggerty works closely with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and other institutions of higher education by providing classes, tours and internships, as well as sharing guest artists.

  • If you are a faculty member from a peer institution and are interested in collaborating with the Haggerty, please email our Curator for Academic Engagement, Lynne Shumow.
  • If you are a MIAD student interested in learning at the Haggerty, please email a resume and cover letter that identifies the department you are interested in and your internship goals to Lynne Shumow.
  • If you are a UWM student interesting in interning at the Haggerty, please submit an application.

Community members looking at art

Adult and community groups

The museum is open to the public. Free guided and self-guided tours for youth and adult community groups are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Guided tours

Guided tours include multiple artwork stops, during which participants experience participatory engagement strategies, such as making musical connections with art; drawing and writing activities; discussion and reflection time; games; and more. Tours are approximately 50 minutes long. Guided tours require a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 65 participants, and must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

Guided tours for youth groups from Pre-K through third grade require one chaperone for every five students. Guided tours for youth groups from fourth grade through 12th grade require one chaperone for every 10 students.

To book, you must request a guided tour online.

Self-guided museum visits

Self-guided museum visits—where groups explore the galleries on their own—are also available. The museum offers a menu of experiences and resources that will help your group make the most of their visit. Self-guided museum visits can be scheduled for groups of up to 65 participants and must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

Self-guided museum visits for youth groups from Pre-K through fifth grade require one chaperone for every four students. Self-guided tours for youth groups from sixth grade through 12th grade require one chaperone for every seven students.

To book, you must request a self-guided museum visit online.

Alumni and parents

Whether you are dropping your child off at the start of the semester, returning to campus for homecoming, or the parent of a future Golden Eagle, we encourage you to visit the museum.


Questions? Please email Christine Fleming, our manager of community engagement.