• Sable Elyse Smith
  • Kirsten Leenaars

August 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Sable Elyse Smith | Ordinary Violence

Using video, sculpture, photography, and text, Sable Elyse Smith (b. 1986, Los Angeles, California) points to the carceral, the personal, the political, and the quotidian to speak about a violence that is largely unseen, and potentially imperceptible. Her work examines the complex language and emotional landscapes embedded in systems of surveillance and structures of constraint, and the often invisible ways that they shape our minds and direct our bodies.

Kirsten LeenaarsKirsten Leenaars | (Re)Housing the American Dream: Freedom Principles

Re)Housing the American Dream is an ongoing community-based performative documentary project directed by Artist-Filmmaker Kirsten Leenaars (Dutch, b. 1976) that explores the role of film as political action. Now in its third iteration, the project combines elements of Leenaars’ hybrid social, performance, and video practice to create a forum for a group of refugee and American-born children living in Milwaukee to critically engage with complex social and civic issues. This exhibition will feature video works that the artist and her young collaborators produced between 2015 and 2018.

Kirsten LeenaarsScripture as Source | Artists Interpret the Bible

Drawing from the Haggerty Museum of Art’s collection, this exhibition of work in a variety of media reveals the Bible as an enduring source of inspiration for artists across time periods, from early European masters to modern and contemporary artists including Marc Chagall and Adi Nes. This installation will serve as a teaching exhibition for Honors Foundations in Theology and Foundations in Rhetoric courses at Marquette University.


HMAThe Nohl Fellowship at 15

In 2003, when the Greater Milwaukee Foundation decided to use a portion of a bequest from artist Mary L. Nohl to underwrite a fellowship program for individual artists, it made a major investment in local artists who historically lacked access to financial support. Over the course of fifteen cycles, ninety-six fellowships have been awarded. Most recipients have remained in the greater Milwaukee area. To commemorate this significant milestone, the Haggerty is exhibiting a selection of work by former Nohl Fellows.





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