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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.

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Now on view:
December 16 – May 17, 2020
Exploring the Core Curriculum: Individuals and Communities
Keith Haring Construction Fence | Mixed Reality Experience
HMA DNA: Collection Highlights

January 17 – May 24, 2020
Toward the Texture of Knowing  

March 2020

POSTPONED: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 2 to 3 p.m. (This session was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 3)
Mount Mary University Art Therapy Programming Series
Reserve your spot with Eventbrite here
The embodied response: The feeling of viewing form.
 by Christopher M Belkofer, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC

In this lecture, Dr. Belkofer will revisit philosopher Susanne Langer’s seminal work, “Feeling and Form: A theory of art” (1953) through the lens of contemporary relational aesthetics, neuroscience, and art therapy theories.  This lecture and experiential will explore how art promotes interoceptive knowing. What are the phenomenon and therapeutic potentials of how pieces of art (non-sentient objects) evoke sensations, thoughts, and feelings in the mind and the body. 

POSTPONED: Friday, March 20, 2020, noon to 1 p.m.
Mindfulness Meditation Session with Larry Birkett 

Reserve your spot with Eventbrite here 

In this Mindfulness Meditation series we will use artworks featured in Toward the Texture of Knowing and other artworks on view as the objects of our meditation. We will explore the connection between mindfulness meditation and creativity. In Toward the Texture of Knowing the featured artists have created works through “wakeful attention to common experiences”. Ultimately the practice of meditation teaches us how to ground our experience in a non-reactive space. In this non-reactive, core space, we can learn to live more creatively with conditionality.

These mindfulness meditation sessions 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).

POSTPONED: 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 CentersGrand Ave ClubGrowing MindsACLUTeresa Buss, Art Therapist at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy; NextGen America; MU Counseling Center; and UWM ArtsECO.

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.

- Challenge yourself to connect with art in new ways this Spring by making a mandala in the gallery.

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

Discover how art can be used to explore & express emotions, improve self-esteem and relieve stress in academic settings with the support of a school art therapist and art educator. 

Thank you to our Partnering Sponsor Rooted in Mindfulness.

April 2020

CANCELED: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

POSTPONED:Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 2 to 3 p.m.
Mount Mary University Art Therapy Programming Series
Reserve your spot with Eventbrite here
Lecture by Monique Matic, LPC, ATR-BC

In this experiential workshop, participants will engage in various art-based activities that will encourage the exploration of self, empathy, and community. Participants will use artworks in the current exhibit, Toward the Texture of Knowing as inspiration. No prior art experience is necessary. Art materials will be provided. This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

May 2020

POSTPONED:Thursday, May 7, 2020
Friends of the Haggerty Art Tour of Madison
Join the Friends of the Haggerty as they embark on this one-day excursion to Wisconsin's state capital, Madison. Known for great contemporary art, exceptional cuisine, and the unmistakable vibe of a bustling college town, we will experience some of Madison's best. Stops will include a behind the scenes tour of the Chazen Museum of Art on the campus of UW Madison, lunch at Graze, and a peek into the vaults at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The finale of the day will be a visit to the State of Wisconsin Executive Residence with an expertly led tour of the art treasures within it. More details to follow.

June 2020

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

The Haggerty Museum of Art will present the Kairos Award to Sculpture Milwaukee and the Patricia B. Apple Award to Betty Arndt during an evening celebration held at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. A 6 p.m. cocktail reception will be followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and awards ceremony. Sponsorships including tables of eight, as well as individual tickets beginning at $125 per person, are now available. To learn more about the awards and recipients, click here. The Haggerty Awards Dinner is chaired by Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art Board Member Carrie Matteson.

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.