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.

July 24 – December 2, 2019
Word and Image

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

October 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m.
Familiar Haunts: Bilingual Love Letters, from and for my (He)artland
Presented by Latin American and Latinx Studies and the Haggerty Museum of Art 

Susana Chávez-Silverman, bilingual escritora and professor at Pomona College, will perform her own unique brand of intercultural, introspective yet energetic poesía that pushes the boundaries between Spanish and English. As Ilan Stavans has said, “Susana Chávez-Silverman is not a code-switcher but a switch-burner”. Dr. Chávez-Silverman has authored numerous books, including Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories, Scenes from la Cuenca de Los Angeles y otros Natural Disasters, and, most recently, Heartthrob: del Balboa Café al Apartheid and Back.  

A reception will follow the poetry performance.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 2 p.m.
In conjunction with the current exhibitions based on text and image, the Haggerty Museum of Art will present a reading with Marquette professors Tyler Farrell and Jacob Riyeff.

November 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6 p.m.
Talks by 2019 Nohl Jurors
Reception begins at 6 p.m.; talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
The three jurors who will be selecting the five recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund for Individual Artists Fellowships (2019) will give a public talk about their institutions and curatorial interests. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. and is preceded by an informal reception. Jurors will be announced in the fall.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
UWM Department of Art & Design: Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series Makeal Flammini in Conversation with Samantha Hunt
UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu
Makeal Flammini, a 2018 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category, and Samantha Hunt, author of three novels and the short story collection, The Dark Dark, have been penpals for years. In this conversation they discuss Flammini’s work, the way that “mothering slices deep,” and the experience of making art in a world where “women, children, and dreams are doubted.”

Friday, November 22, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
The Museum will close at 3:30 p.m.

December 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2 to 3 p.m.
This deconstructed art exhibition by Heidi Latsky Dance, under the direction of Catey Ott Thompson, features fifteen Milwaukee residents, representing professional and non-professional performers of all body types, ages, and abilities/disabilities in a meditative, internal movement instillation.

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6 to 8 p.m.
Friends of the Haggerty Holiday Party at the Charles Allis Art Museum

January 2020

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

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

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

February 2020

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

March 2020

March 19, March 26, and April 2, 2020, 9 a.m.
Yoga in the Galleries with Catey Ott Thompson  

Saturday, March 21, 2020, noon-4 p.m.
Community Day

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.