Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee
Press Release

Haggerty Museum of Art Re-Opening to the Public


By - Apr 28th, 2021 01:59 pm

(Milwaukee, WI) The Haggerty Museum of Art on the campus of Marquette University will reopen for visits by members of the public on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The Museum will be open from Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Capacity is limited, and advance reservations are required. Patrons are asked to call 414-288-1669 or to contact the Museum at haggertym@marquette.edu ahead of their visit to check availability, and to secure their spots.

Haggerty Museum of Art Director and Chief Curator Susan Longhenry states, “The Haggerty has been actively engaging Marquette University students since last August, and we’ve conducted many online programs for community members. However, there is no substitute for in-person experiences with original works of art. We’re thrilled to fully re-activate the Haggerty as the place where creativity, intellect, and social justice intersect for all members of our communities.”

All Museum visitors will be required to wear face masks while on Marquette University’s campus, both indoors and outdoors. Disposable masks will be provided to Haggerty Museum of Art visitors who do not have their own face coverings. Patrons are asked to please stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if they have had contact with anyone who has tested positive or is a presumptive positive for COVID-19. All Haggerty Museum of Art visitors must maintain a six-foot distance from one another, and from Museum staff members, unless they arrived together.

Exhibitions on view through Saturday, August 7 include:

Robert Motherwell: Contemplative Beholding
Robert Motherwell: Contemplative Beholding features Robert Motherwell’s A la pintura (On Painting), an artist’s book of aquatint images and letterpress text interpreting the writing of Spanish poet Raphael Alberti.

Exploring the Core: Crossing Boundaries: The Movement of People, Goods and Ideas
Marquette faculty from all over campus who teach courses in the Crossing Boundaries theme from Marquette’s Core Curriculum have curated pairs of images that address, explore, and challenge our notions of boundaries.

Crossing Boundaries: Comm 2500
Crossing Boundaries: Comm 2500 features photographs from diverse locales by contemporary artists Stella Johnson, Jason Larkin, Alec Soth, and Mila Teshaieva. The exhibition was created to facilitate a content analysis assignment for COMM 2500, a research methods class led by Dr. James Pokrywczynski.

HMA DNA: Collection Highlights
This exhibition presents a selection of the Haggerty’s most celebrated works of art.

Parking for Haggerty visitors is available in Marquette University’s Lot J, which can be accessed from North 11th Street, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street. Please do not park in spots near the Parish Center posted “Gesu Parish Guests Only.” Overflow parking is available in the Wells Street Parking Structure (1240 West Wells St) or in the metered spaces on Clybourn Street, located between North 11th and 15th streets.

Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that the Haggerty Museum of Art is on the traditional homelands of the Menominee, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk Indian Nations, who have known this land as a relative for millenia and who remain our hosts on it. We also recognize the presence in Milwaukee of tribal members from nine other Wisconsin Nations, including the Oneida Nation, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohicans, the Brothertown Indian Nation, and the six Ojibwe Nations.

About the Haggerty Museum of Art
The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University is an innovative nexus of interdisciplinary learning where creativity, intellect and social justice intersect. Located in the heart of the Near West Side, adjacent to downtown Milwaukee, and open daily from Tuesday through Saturday with free admission for all, the Museum is one of the most accessible arts venues in the city.

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