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Thirty years ago, the Haggerty Museum of Art opened its doors. Since that time, the museum's innovative programs and cross-disciplinary exhibitions have fostered visual literacy and critical thought in support of the cultural and vitality of Marquette and the wider community. During the 2015 exhibition season, the Haggerty will present a series of exhibitions that build on and celebrate this rich tradition.

Current exhibitions

The Last Clean Shirt

The Body, The Self

 

January 22 – May 31, 2015

To kick off its year-long, 30th anniversary celebration, the Haggerty Museum of Art presents the exhibition The Body, The Self. Drawn from the permanent collection, this exhibition considers the human body as site for intersecting identities. The photographs, prints, sculptures, and paintings in this exhibition employ representations of the body or use the body as medium to explore subjects and subjectivities.

 

 

 

Clear Picture

Clear Picture
Looking at Communities from an Art Museum

January 22 – May 31, 2015

Over the course of the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters, the Haggerty will present Clear Picture Looking at Communities from an Art Museum, an exhibition featuring diverse works from the museum’s permanent collection. Clear Picture is an experimental, student-curated project led by Marquette faculty members. The exhibition will serve as a multi-disciplinary textbook and laboratory for four undergraduate Journalism and Spanish courses.

Alfred Leslie
The Killing Cycle...

Mila Teshaieva
Promising Waters

January 22 – May 31, 2015

For over four years, photographer Mila Teshaieva has documented the transformation of the three former Soviet republics on the shores of the Caspian Sea: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. Her project takes the viewer on a subtle and complex journey through the promises of a new oil region, raising questions as to the relationship between the state and private identity and the ties between past, present and future.

States of Uncertainty

States of Uncertainty

 

January 22 – May 31, 2015

This exhibition explores the concept of border as social and spatial construct and examines the complexities of establishing personal identity in areas of geopolitical instability. Through sculpture, video, and sound-based installations, artists Yael Bartana, Aleksandra Domanović, and Shilpa Gupta question nationhood, citizenshi,p and identity as defined (or not) by geography.

Future exhibitions

June 18 – September 13, 2015

Clear Picture

Current Tendencies IV
Ground Breaking | Breaking Ground

 

Haring

Out of the Vaults
Keith Haring

 

Landscapes

Landscape
Highlights from the Permanent Collection

 


October 1, 2015 – January 17, 2016

Miro

What is Hispanic?
 

 

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
The Bible Series

 

Marc Chagall

Adi Nes
Biblical Stories


 

Past exhibitions

Alfred Leslie
The Killing Cycle...

Alfred Leslie
The Killing Cycle...

August 20 - December 23, 2014

The year 1966 was a turning point for painter and filmmaker Alfred Leslie. That fall, a devastating fire destroyed Leslie’s studio-home and all of its contents. This personal loss, as well as the death only a few months earlier of his close friend and collaborator, poet Frank O’Hara, provided fertile ground for artistic inspiration. The Killing Cycle is a series of constructed narratives that synthesize fact and fiction to describe the beach scene car crash that ended O’Hara’s life. Part personal testimony and part metaphor for loss, these “painted stories” will be exhibited together for the first time in over twenty years.

The Last Clean Shirt

Alfred Leslie & Frank O’Hara
The Last Clean Shirt

August 20 - December 23, 2014

Alfred Leslie and Frank O’Hara were both associated with the New York School, a group of artists, writers, and musicians that comprised the downtown avant-garde of the 1950s and ’60s. Frank O’Hara is considered one of the most important and influential postwar American poets. Two years prior to his untimely death, he collaborated with Leslie to produce the experimental film The Last Clean Shirt (1964). This layered work blends highbrow and bohemian art, poetry and film to comment on the social and political climate of the mid ’60s. The film is being screened in conjunction with the exhibition Alfred Leslie: The Killing Cycle….

Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander
Yangtze– The Long River

August 20 - December 23, 2014

Over a period of three years, Nadav Kander photographed scenes he encountered on the banks of China’s Yangtze River. More people live along the Yangtze, the third longest river in the world, than in the United States. As he traveled upstream and more than 4,100 miles from the river’s mouth at the coast, a high-traffic shipping port, toward The Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world, past Chongqing, a rapidly expanding urban and economic center, to the river’s source in the Himalayan mountains, Kander was struck by the human and environmental impact of China’s dizzying rate of development. His photographs of the people and landscapes he encountered on his journey explore themes of impermanence and displacement, and ultimately question the price of modernity.