Looking Good, Marquette: Art & Writing for Mental Health

The Haggerty Museum of Art and the Ott Memorial Writing Center invite members of the campus community to take time this spring to enjoy art and writing together for mental health. Visit the Haggerty in person or online to find specially selected artworks paired with viewing and writing prompts that promote emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Planned in coordination with Spring 2021 mental health days — February 9, March 10, April 20, and May 5 — Looking Good, Marquette also celebrates Black History Month, Women's History Month, Poetry Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month.

Close observational looking can lead to deeper, more meaningful reflection. In many ways, reading an image can be like reading a written text:*

  • Connect – Describe: What do I recognize or see in this work of art?
  • Visualize – Analyze: What is going on in this work of art?
  • Predict – Interpret: What emotions are expressed in this work of art? What was the artist’s message?
  • Question – Evaluate: How might this work of art effect the people who see it?

*Adapted from "Literacy & VisualArts," Kellene Champlain, 1/98

Click each month below to find customized viewing and writing prompts for works of art from the collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art. Post and tag your writing with #LookingGoodMarquette #BHM #HMA #OttWC