Advisory: “J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript” media preview is Aug. 18

Aug. 16, 2022

Image from J.R.R. Tolkien archiveMILWAUKEE — The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University is hosting a media preview day for “J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript” on Thursday, Aug. 18, from noon until 2 p.m.

Media are invited to tour the exhibition, get b-roll and interview organizers from the Haggerty Museum of Art, Raynor Memorial Libraries and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, Aug. 19, and runs through Friday, Dec. 23.

Date, Time and Location:

  • Thursday, Aug. 18, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W. Tory Hill St.

Photo/Video/Interview Opportunities:

  • Dr. William Fliss, exhibition co-curator and curator of the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection in Marquette’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives
  • Dr. Sarah Schaefer, exhibition co-curator and assistant professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Susan Longhenry, director and chief curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art
  • While general b-roll of the art and the manuscripts on display is allowed, up-close photography and video of individual pieces is prohibited. Approved high-resolution images are available for use in media stories.

*Please note: To attend, media must contact Kevin Conway at (414) 202-9329 or at

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or