Woodland Indian Arts Festival

All programs are free, open to the public and take place at the Haggerty Museum of Art, unless otherwise noted.

Events are presented in English unless otherwise noted. Spanish language translation is available upon request. Please submit translation requests to Manager of Community Engagement Christine Fleming at Christine.Fleming@marquette.edu at least two weeks before the event.

Clic aquí para ver eventos en español.

August 16 – December 22, 2019
Ben Shahn | For the Sake of a Single Verse
The Ariel Poems

December 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6 to 8 p.m.
Friends of the Haggerty Holiday Party

at the Charles Allis Art Museum
1801 N Prospect Avenue

Join the Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art for a Members-Only Holiday Party at the Charles Allis Art Museum. The evening will feature cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and desserts at the art-filled Eschweiler mansion located on Milwaukee's East Side "Gold Coast". The cost is $35 per member and you may register here. Not a Friends member? Join us in our annual holiday fun by selecting the New Member Package i
n the ticket options and save $10!

January 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6 p.m. 
Presentation by Stephen Legari, Art Therapist at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Programs presented in conjunction with the Toward the Texture of Knowing exhibition will activate the Haggerty Museum of Art as a place for reflection, contemplative practice, and mindfulness. We'll begin that exploration with a presentation by Stephen Legari, the first full-time art therapist on staff at a North American museum. Through his work with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Legari works with Canada's Social Prescribing program--which empowers doctors to prescribe free art museum visits to patients with a range of ailments, from depression to diabetes to chronic illnesses.

Monday, January 20, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Haggerty Open House
Free and open to the public

The Haggerty Museum of Art opens its doors for a free, family-friendly celebration of the Museum’s exhibitions Toward the Texture of Knowing, Keith Haring Construction Fence, and Exploring the Core Curriculum: Individuals and Communities. Visitors will enjoy self-guided activities that are inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions, and that celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4-5:30 p.m.
Exploring the Core Curriculum: Individuals and Communities Exhibition Reception
4 p.m. - Remarks by Susan Longhenry, Director and Chief Curator, Haggerty Museum of Art and Dr. James Marten, Professor and Chair, History Department Acting Director, Marquette Core Curriculum

Respond to Benjamin Vela at benjamin.vela@marquette.edu

January 24, February 21, and March 20, 2020, noon to 1 p.m.
Mindfulness Meditation Session with Larry Birkett 

Programs presented in conjunction with the Toward the Texture of Knowing exhibition will activate the Haggerty Museum of Art as a place for reflection, contemplative practice, and mindfulness. This mindfulness meditation session in the Haggerty’s galleries will be led by Larry Birkett, who has been consistently practicing Buddhist /mindfulness meditation since 2010. In 2013, Larry became involved in teaching mindfulness meditation and yoga to prison inmates. He also regularly teaches mindfulness meditation to faculty, staff and students at Marquette University (where he serves as Associate Director of the Marquette Spirit Shop).

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, noon to 1 p.m.
Soup with Substance
Talk, Jamie Lynn Tatera from Wholly Mindful 

In conjunction with the exhibition Toward the Texture of Knowing, this experiential mindfulness lecture will invite you beyond the thought track of your mind into the experience of being fully alive. So often we walk through our days, minds occupied by tasks undone and schedules to be arranged. All the while meaningful moments and points of impact pass by unobserved. Mindfulness beckons us to come into contact with the texture of our body, emotions and sensory experiences, so that we can attune and connect with ourselves and the wider world.

Jamie Lynn Tatera is an educator, author and curriculum designer. Her classes and curriculum creatively integrate the science and practices of mindfulness, self-compassion, emotional intelligence and positive neuroplasticity. Her mindfulness training is extensive, and she teaches in a variety of settings ranging from kindergarten classrooms to college campuses.

Inspired by the round table discussions of Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker Movement, Soup with Substance is a noon-time series of presentations on contemporary issues related to peacemaking and social justice. Soup with Substance is open to the public and a simple meal of soup and bread is provided at each presentation. The program is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Intercultural Engagement.

February 2020

February 4, March 3, and April 7, 2020, 2 to 3 p.m.
Mount Mary University Art Therapy Programming Series

One hour lectures/workshops related to the topics of art therapy and galleries, art and wellness, neuroaesthetics, and art therapy.

March 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2019, 6 p.m.
Presentation by Exhibiting Artist Ragen Moss

Saturday, March 21, 2020, noon-4 p.m.
Community Day: Getting a Feel for Art at the Haggerty

Join us for this fun, FREE, family-friendly exploration of the Toward the Texture of Knowing exhibition which presents a slow and intentional examination of everyday points of contact—encounters with people, with emotion, with time, and with the world—as sites of curiosity and impact. 

Our partners include the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers; Grand Ave Club; Growing Minds; ACLU; Teresa Buss, Art Therapist at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy; and Nattie, the Marquette Police department’s mental health dog.

Presentations and activities include:

- Learn about mindfulness practices through delicious tasting and smelling experiences with Growing Minds. Discover how food and smells affects one's body, feelings, memories, and all that is around us.

- Art 180 – Challenge yourself to connect with art in new ways this Spring with the ACLU

- Create a community paper quilt exploring the “texture of our community”.

- Visit Nattie, Marquette Police department’s most adorable law enforcement member.

- Explore your emotions, improve your self-esteem and relieve stress in conversations with a school art therapist and art teacher.

June 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6 to 9 p.m.
Haggerty Awards Dinner 2020


The Haggerty Museum of Art's exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.



  • Monday – Saturday:
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    Noon to 5 p.m.