Haggerty Awards Dinner 2023

BREAKING NEWS: A private, behind-the-scenes tour of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Art Preserve will be up for auction at the Haggerty Awards Dinner!

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity for a very special experience at a place described by the New York Times as "The unrivaled Art Preserve in Sheboygan, Wis."

Your tour for ten guests led by an Arts Center curator will last approximately ninety minutes, and include special access to collections objects not normally on view. The experience concludes with a hosted happy hour and light snacks at the building’s tavern, The Fred Smith Bar. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement. You don't have to be present to bid - just call the Haggerty Museum of Art's office at 414.288.7290 and place a proxy bid by noon on Wednesday, June 21.

The Art Preserve of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is the only facility in the world dedicated to the study and preservation of artist-built environments--a  category of artistic practice in which an artist completely transforms their home, studio, or yard into a total work of art. Often monumental, these expressions take the shape of embellished houses, large-scale concrete sculptures, and immersive evocations of artists’ homes. Opened in 2021, the Art Preserve is a singular experience, combining visible storage, curated collection areas of over thirty artists’ work, and commissioned artist responses and washrooms.


Plan to join us for the 2023 Haggerty Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 21 at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin! That evening we'll present the Kairos Award to Jan Serr and John Shannon, and the Patricia B. Apple Award to Claire Boles and Donna Farrell.

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6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony 


Presenting Sponsor $7,500*
Frida Kahlo Circle $5,000*
Marc Chagall Circle $3,500*
Table Sponsor $2,000*
Sponsor ticket $300 per person
Individual ticket $175 per person
*Includes table for eight (if desired)

Valet service provided | Business/Cocktail Attire

Event Chair: Carrie Matteson

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors! 

Marc Chagall Circle
Dr. John P. Hanson, Jr. M.D.

Table Sponsors
Donna and Michael Farrell
Anna Clair and George Gaspar
Guardian Fine Art Services
Sentry Equipment Corp.
Liz and John Thometz

Dessert Sponsor
Betty Arndt

Flower Sponsor
Mary E. Henke

Gifts in Honor
Kay and Fredrick Austermann
Maripat and Thomas Dalum
Jean and Charles Holmburg
Mary Ellen and Frederick Muth
Rose Mary O'Byrne
Dean Schmelzer
Dorothy and James Stadler
The Waldkirch Sanchez Schuster Group – Baird
Kate and Donald Wilson

Sponsor Tickets
Christopher and Mary Pat Berry
Jean and Charles Holmburg
Ann Keiper
Marina Marcus
Barbara and Frederick Syrjanen
Nora Werra

Go here for information about event sponsorship opportunities! For more information, please contact Rachel Kieselburg at 414.288.5920 or rachel.kieselburg@marquette.edu

About the Awards
The Kairos Award recognizes exceptional achievements in the arts--including the advancement of the arts--through activities at Marquette University and beyond. The Greek word “kairos,” which means “the creative moment in time,” has been chosen to symbolize the spirit of this award. The Patricia B. Apple Award recognizes individuals whose service has made a lasting impact on the Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art. The award is named for Patricia B. Apple, chair of the fundraising campaign to build the Haggerty Museum of Art and inaugural president of Marquette University's Women’s Council.

Image: Jan Serr, Streams of Time (Views from a Studio): Summer, 1995, 96.2.2c, 15 x 11 inches, Monotype, Gift of anonymous donor, Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Proceeds from the Haggerty Awards Dinner support the Haggerty Museum of Art Fund. The purpose of the Haggerty Museum of Art Fund is to provide support for the Haggerty Museum of Art. The Fund, to be held and administered at the discretion of the Director of the Haggerty Museum of Art subject to University policies and procedures, will be used for the operation of the Museum including exhibitions, academic and community engagement, collection care, and administration.