Woodland Indian Arts Festival

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

Exhibitions through January 27, 2019
Sable Elyse Smith | Ordinary Violence
Kirsten Leenaars | (Re)Housing the American Dream: Freedom Principles
Scripture as Source | Artists Interpret the Bible
The Nohl Fellowship @ 15

Spring 2019 Exhibition from February 8 through May 19, 2019
Alexis Rockman | The Great Lakes Cycle

December 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6 to 7 p.m.
Gallery talk with Peter Barrickman, artist and Interim Associate Professor at MIAD, and John Riepenhoff, artist and curator and co-owner of The Green Gallery in Milwaukee. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition The Nohl Fellowship@15.


February 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6 to 7 p.m.
Opening Panel Discussion
Artist Alexis Rockman will join Dr. Jill Leonard, Professor of Biology at Northern Michigan University and Dan Egan, prize-winning author of "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes." Dr. Leonard worked closely with Alexis Rockman on the development of "The Great Lakes Cycle." The discussion will be moderated by Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and curator of the exhibition.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2 p.m.
Collaborative Program with Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
In 2009 the director Ang Lee asked Alexis Rockman to produce visual inspiration for his film "Life of Pi." Rockman produced hundreds of drawings for the film, and is credited with “inspirational and concept art” for "Life of Pi." During this collaborative program, Rockman—whose involvement with film continues—will be in conversation with a Milwaukee filmmaker to discuss the integration of filmmaking with other artmaking practices.

April 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019, noon to 4 p.m.
Family Day: "The Great Lakes Cycle"
Presented in Collaboration with Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Families with children of all ages will explore the exhibition through art-making, demonstrations, and storytelling. Activities and demonstrations will include Drop-in Drawing (Discover and sketch from mounts animals and plants found in and around the Great Lakes), a papermaking workshop, and even an experience with a live raptor escorted to the Museum by our colleagues from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center!

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2 p.m.
"WaterMarks" Walk with Alexis Rockman
Alexis Rockman will lead an informal walk for community members in Milwaukee's Inner Harbor. This place-based experience is part of "WaterMarks," a city-wide public art project developed by artist Mary Miss that invites the citizens of Milwaukee to explore and understand the water systems supporting their lives.

Coming in Fall 2019

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

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.