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Educational Programs for K–12 Educators

As a teaching museum, we are committed to providing educational services for school children and helping educators implement innovative approaches to teaching and learning through art.

Elementary students

Schedule an Art Tour

Free guided tours are available for elementary, middle and high school students. Guided tours are available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tours require a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 65. One chaperone is required for every 10 students. Tours are led by museum docents and are approximately 50 minutes in duration. All tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Self-guided tours are also permitted, however, reservations are still needed at least four weeks in advance for groups of more than 10 people.

Download Haggerty Museum Tours Information.

Outreach Programs: Art Across Curriculum + Teaching Future Teachers

The Water Across Curriculum and Picasso Across Curriculum outreach programs were developed by the Haggerty to serve elementary school students and Marquette students. These innovative programs have the dual focus of training students in Marquette's College of Education to integrate the visual arts into their classroom curricula while simultaneously providing elementary school students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of subjects through the visual arts. Learning outcomes for both elementary and college students include increased visual literacy and critical thinking skills.

Water Across Curriculum and Picasso Across Curriculum presentations are free of charge. For more information, or to schedule a presentation, please email or contact Lynne Shumow at (414) 288-5915.

Water Across Curriculum


Water Across Curriculum (WAC) is an outreach program designed for first- through eighth-grade students. WAC uses paintings, prints and photographs from the Haggerty's permanent collection to address a variety of water-related issues. An in-depth curriculum guide developed by Dr. Lauralee Guibault (associate professor of chemistry, Alverno College) and Sylvia Peine (art educator), provides teachers with tools for integrating water-related subject matter into their classroom curriculum. Peine presents the materials and hands-on workshops to students in MPS and private schools. The presentations take place in the schools. Prior to the presentation, Peine works with teachers to select the subject matter most relevant to their class. Students from Marquette's College of Education Art 2330 class (Art Across Curriculum) assist Peine with the presentations and workshops. Water Across Curriculum Images and Activities

Picasso Across Curriculum

Elementary students

Picasso Across Curriculum (PAC) follows the same model as Water Across Curriculum but uses the Haggerty's portfolio Picasso-Guernica, a collection of 42 lithographs of the preliminary drawings for Picasso's 1937 masterwork Guernica, as the point of departure. An in-depth curriculum guide developed by Linda Kreft (retired director, Technology-Curriculum Resource Center, Milwaukee Public Schools) provides teachers with a variety of ways in which the Picasso portfolio can be integrated into classroom curriculum. Subjects including war, the history of Spain, Picasso's African and Oceanic influences, and many others are covered in the online guide.

Gallery Guides for Kids

Interactive gallery guides for children are often created in conjunction with major exhibitions and available for museum visitors.

Past gallery guides:
Fall 2012 | Fall 2013 | Spring 2013 | Spring 2014 | Spring 2015



  • Monday – Saturday:
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    Noon to 5 p.m.