Class at the museum

October 6, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Rick Shaefer

Rick Shaefer | The Refugee Trilogy

The Refugee Trilogy is a suite of large-scale charcoal drawings by Connecticut-based artist Rick Shaefer. The works employ the visual language of Baroque painting to express, in a language both familiar and historical, the plight of contemporary refugees. An exhibition organized by the Fairfield University Art Museum.


Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down | Apocalyptic Imagery in England, 1750-1850

The World Turned Upside Down explores the myriad ways that artists in England visualized the apocalypse in a period fraught with political, religious, economic, and cultural change. The exhibition brings together paintings, drawings, political prints, pamphlets, and illustrated books demonstrating the widespread anxiety toward the progress of modernity, and the extent to which the uncertainty of the future could be revealed through prophetic vision. Curated by Dr. Sarah Schaefer, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.


Jeffrey Gibson

Kirsten Leenaars | (Re)Housing the American Dream: A Message From The Future

This video installation builds on Chicago-based performance and video artist Kirsten Leenaars’ ongoing collaboration with a group of middle school students from two Near West Side schools—Highland Community School and the International Newcomer Center in the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language. The collectively generated video considers ways that complex issues of the day—including the environment, economics, race, gender, equality, education, technology, and (im)migration—will shape America fifty years from now.



James Rosenquist | F-111 (South, West, North, East), 1974

This focused exhibition presents a selection of prints by James Rosenquist from the permanent collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art. The artist’s seminal F-111 (South, West, North, East) and several other socio-politically motivated prints will be on view.


June 8 – September 17, 2017


The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program annually awards unrestricted funds to emerging and established local artists to support the creation of new work, or the completion of work in progress. Now in its fourteenth cycle, the program makes a significant investment in the greater Milwaukee arts community, encouraging artists to live and make work here. The Fellowships also create—through the jurying process and culminating exhibition—an opportunity to promote local artistic production to a national audience.

Feb. 2 – May 21, 2017

Jeffrey GibsonLook How Far We've Come | Jeffrey Gibson

Contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson is best known for sculptures and paintings that intermingle traditional Native American art with contemporary art and culture. The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University will present Look How Far We’ve Come!, a solo exhibition of Gibson’s work, from February 2 – May 21, 2017. The exhibition will include a newly-commissioned, beaded wall hanging, soundtrack, and site-specific wall painting inspired by Gibson’s research in the Native American Collections of Marquette University’s archives. Existing paintings and sculptural works from other private and institutional lenders will also be on view.

Lakota VoicesLakota Voices | Collection Highlights from the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

The richness and diversity of the Lakota culture is celebrated in this exhibition drawn from the collection of The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The exhibition juxtaposes the creations of historic Lakota artists with the work of contemporary Lakota artists inspired by, and in dialogue with, traditional art forms such as buffalo bonnets, ledger drawings, and painted buffalo horns. It will also explore the extraordinary relationship between Jesuit and Lakota cultural traditions characterizing the Red Cloud Indian School.

Corita KentWe Can Make It | The Prints of Corita Kent

American artist and educator Corita Kent (1918-1986) used art as a tool for communicating messages of faith, activism, and social responsibility. A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Corita taught at the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles from 1947 through 1968. There, she developed a signature style of printmaking that combined the bold and graphic visual strategies of Pop art with calls for social justice and understanding.


August 18 – December 23, 2016

Gendron Jensen

Series on Resurrection in Nature

Gendron Jensen

For more than 40 years Gendron Jensen, a largely self-taught artist now living in New Mexico, has obsessively and lovingly transformed found relics into wakeful images of uncommon beauty. A Wisconsin native, Jensen spent his childhood on his family’s farm in Grand Rapids, Minn. As a young man Jensen entered the novitiate at Saint Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, Wis. He would eventually work in the monastery’s print shop and develop a passion for drawing during long walks in the natural environment surrounding the abbey. Series on Resurrection in Nature, Jensen’s first body of drawings, consists of sixteen 60" x 72" finely detailed graphite drawings of small natural phenomena such as a black walnut shell, a dragonfly wing and a raccoon skull. Jensen’s masterful drawings bring large-scale grandeur to some of nature’s smallest treasures, and invite us to join Jensen in meditating upon the inner life that he perceives in nature’s many forms.

Kirsten Leenaars

(Re)housing the American Dream

Kirsten Leenaars

This three-channel video installation, commissioned by the Haggerty and developed in collaboration with students from three Near West Side neighborhood schools, is the result of artist Kirsten Leenaars’ community-based, participatory exploration of the relationship between home and happiness.

George Rouault

Religion and Neo-Medievalism in Rouault’s Miserere

This exhibition of a small selection of prints from George Rouault’s Miserere (Mercy) series draws attention to the artist’s recurring use of medieval symbolism and devotional imagery.

Jason Salavon

The Master Index

Jason Salavon

Using self-authored software, artist Jason Salavon transforms a data set of the five million most popular Wikipedia article entries into a visually arresting, multimedia art installation.

Water and City of Milwaukee

An Atlas of Water and City of Milwaukee


This exhibition documents the development of Watermarks, a major upcoming public art project by artist Mary Miss. Working from Marquette’s space in the Global Water Center, Miss will engage a broad campus and community consortium to tell Milwaukee’s water story through site-specific installations across the city.


June 9 – July 31, 2016
Collage of art

Fellowships for Individual Artists 2015

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund

The Haggerty Museum of Art proudly presents an exhibition of work by the five Milwaukee artists awarded Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships in 2015. Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists provide unrestricted funds for artists to create new work, or to complete work in progress. The program is open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties). This exhibition will feature work by Jon Horvath and Frankie Latina — who were awarded Nohl fellowships in the “Established Artist” category — and Ben Balcom, Zach Hill and Maggie Sasso, who were awarded Emerging Artist fellowships.

The Angel Showing St. Joseph the Way to Egypt

HMA DNA: Collection Highlights

The Haggerty Museum of Art’s institutional genetic code is formed by a collection of more than 6,000 works of art acquired over the past 60 years. This summer the museum debuts HMA DNA: Collection Highlights, an ongoing exhibition of work from the museum’s collection by artists including Salvador Dalí, Carle van Loo, Robert Rauschenberg, Barbara Morgan and Jacob Lawrence.

January 21 – May 22, 2016

Spotlight Exhibition: Jacob Lawrence

Joan of Arc: Highlights from the permanent collection

Bijinga Picturing Women in Japanese Prints curated by Dr. Hilary Snow.

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

September 17 – December 23, 2015

Marc Chagall: Biblical Narratives in Print

Adi Nes: Biblical Stories

What is Hispanic? | ¿Qué es Hispánico?

Giuseppe Mazzone: Geometry of Faith

June 18 – August 30, 2015

Current Tendencies IV: Topography Transformed

Out of the Vaults: Keith Haring

On View(s): Highlights from the permanent collection

January 22 – May 31, 2015

Clear Picture Looking at Communities from an Art Museum

Mila Teshaieva: Promising Waters

States of Uncertainty

The Body, The Self

August 20 – December 23, 2014

Alfred Leslie: The Killing Cycle...

Alfred Leslie and Frank O'Hara: The Last Clean Shirt

Nadav Kander: Yangtze – The Long River

June 4 – August 3, 2014

Scrutiny After the Glimpse

Thorne Brandt: AGOD

The Print Room An Exhibition by the Chipstone Foundation

Aesthetic Afterlife An Exhibition by the Chipstone Foundation

January 22 – May 18, 2014

Between Critique and Absorption: Contemporary Art and Consumer Culture

Brian Ulrich: Copia — Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores, 2001–2011



Most exhibitions feature a guide, offering illustrations, essays by national and international scholars and museum staff, artist biographies, exhibition histories, bibliographies and a list of works. Guides are available for purchase at the museum or by emailing us.


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