Learning with the Haggerty

As a teaching museum, we are committed to providing educational services for school children and helping educators implement innovative approaches to teaching and learning through art.


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The Haggerty is open to the public, and free guided and self-guided tours for elementary, middle, and high school students are available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Guided tours include multiple artwork stops during which students and chaperones 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 fifty minutes in duration. Guided tours require a minimum of ten students and a maximum of sixty-five, and must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

Guided tours for PreK through third grade groups require one chaperone for every five students. Guided tours for fourth through twelfth grade groups require one chaperone for every ten students.

To request a guided tour, please follow this link.

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 a maximum group size of fifty students and must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

Self-guided museum visits for PreK through fifth grade groups require one chaperone for every four students. Self-guided visits for sixth through twelfth grade groups require one chaperone for every seven students.

To request a self-guided tour, please follow this link.

More information about directions, parking, and lunch options can be viewed here  

Email Christine.Fleming@marquette.edu with any questions, or to sign up to receive our monthly educator eNewsletter.

Art Across Curriculum 

Art Across Curriculum programs are designed to both offer educators a menu of enrichment options, and to train university students studying education to integrate the visual arts into their classroom curricula. As part of Marquette University, HMA fully embraces Ignatian Pedagogy (IP) in our teaching methods. IP is a practical teaching framework that creates opportunities for personal and cooperative study, discovery, creativity, and reflection to foster lifelong learners.

To get the most from this program we encourage you to follow five simple steps.

Step 1: Select which AAC program theme you'd like to utilize with your students:

Water Across the Curriculum (WAC)

Chapter 1. What is Water (PreK–5th grade)

Chapter 2. The Water Cycle (PreK–5th grade)

Chapter 3. Water and Pollution (PreK–12th grade) 

Chapter 4. Water Properties (6th grade –12th grade) 

Focus on the Visual Arts (FOVA)

New offering for the 2020–2021 school year.

Step 2: Use the WAC or FOVA Educator Resource Guide in your classroom.

Step 3: Schedule 2-3 classroom visits with Tania Espinoza Bonilla, Art Across Curriculum Educator. A 1:25 teacher to student ratio is recommended and all sessions must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. 

Step 4: Schedule a visit to the Haggerty here.

Please note that schools are responsible for coordinating bus travel, but may seek reimbursement from the museum following their visit.  

Step 5: Send your students home with Family Learning Activities so they can share their learning with their families.  

In English: Water CycleWhat is Water? |Water Pollution | Water Properties
In Spanish: Ciclo de Agua¿Que es el agua?Contaminación del Agua| Propiedades del Agua

For more information, or to enroll your school, please start with an email to Christine Fleming, Christine.Fleming@marquette.edu.

For Children and Families

Download and enjoy the Haggerty Museum of Art Activity Book crayons

Interactive gallery guides for children are often created in conjunction with major exhibitions and are available for museum visitors. 

Past gallery guides:
Fall 2012 | Fall 2013 | Spring 2013 | Spring 2014 | Spring 2015 | Fall 2017


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