Past exhibitions and publications


Spotlight Exhibition: Jacob Lawrence

January 21 – May 22, 2016

This focus exhibition compares Birth and The Fur Coat, two paintings created by artist Jacob Lawrence in 1948. The paintings depict the same scene, from different perspectives, and demonstrate Lawrence’s ability to convey meaning through a mastery of materials and technique.


Joan of Arc
Highlights from the Permanent Collection

January 21 – May 22, 2016

In conjunction with a campus-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette, the Haggerty will exhibit work from its permanent collection that explores Joan of Arc as a mutable symbolic figure.


Picturing Women in Japanese Prints
Curated by Hilary Snow, PhD

January 21 – May 22, 2016

This exhibition of Japanese woodblocks prints expands the boundaries of the “bijin” or “beautiful women” genre to consider the many ways that women were depicted in traditional and modern Japanese prints.


Page Turners
Women and Letters
Co-curated with Rachel Furnari

January 21 – May 22, 2016

Drawing from diverse sources including books, prints, and ephemera from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, Page Turners demonstrates the persistence of the woman reader as a contemplative, private subject for art even as the figure of the lettered woman became the subject of remarkable public debate and controversy.


Carrie Schneider
Reading Women

January 21 – May 22, 2016

Female sitters reading texts authored by women are the subjects of Carrie Schneider’s Reading Women series. The Haggerty will present, for the first time in a single exhibition, all three forms of the project - a selection of large-scale film-based photographic portraits, a four-hour single channel video installation, and an artist book comprised of photographs of each book held open by its reader.

Marc Chagall
Biblical Narratives in Print

September 17 – December 23, 2015

An exhibition of Chagall’s Bible portfolio of 105 hand-colored etchings depicting scenes from the Old Testament.


Adi Nes
Biblical Stories

September 17 – December 23, 2015

Adi Nes: Biblical Stories featured photographs by Israeli artist Nes depicting contemporary re-presentations of Biblical figures portrayed as the urban homeless.


What is Hispanic? | ¿Qué es hispánico?

September 17 – December 23, 2015

What is Hispanic? featured diverse works from the Haggerty’s permanent collection that explore representations of Hispanic experience and identity.

This exhibition was organized by Dr. Scott Dale, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Marquette University.


Giuseppe Mazzone
Geometry of Faith

September 17 – December 23, 2015

Geometry of Faith is based on Sainte-Anne-la-Royale, a 17th century Parisian church that was only partially realized and later destroyed.

Using three engravings left behind by the original architect, Guarino Guarini, Mazzone reconstructed the church by creating a set of drawings, both handmade and computer generated, and a 3D printed model. From the model, an immersive, 3D version of the building was made by Marquette’s Visualization Laboratory (MARVL), where Mazzone currently holds the position of Student-Centered Active Learning Educator (SCALE).

The exhibition included Mazzone’s drawings, the 3D model, and a film Mazzone created about the project.


Current Tendencies IV
Topography Transformed

June 18 – August 30, 2015

Six regional artists have been invited to create new, site-responsive work for the Haggerty Museum of Art's fourth installment of its biennial Current Tendencies exhibition series. Portions of Keith Haring's Construction Fence will act as the conceptual and physical core of the exhibition with work by the Wisconsin artists —bauenstudio (Marc Roehrle and Mo Zell, Milwaukee), Derrick Buisch (Madison), Keith Nelson (Milwaukee), Shane McAdams (Cedarburg), and Joseph Mougel (Milwaukee) — presented in fluid constellations. The integrated group exhibition will explore a set of material, visual, and conceptual affinities that can be loosely tied to Haring's practice and to notions of topography – the natural and man-made characteristics or qualities of the land.


Out of the Vaults
Keith Haring

June 18 – August 30, 2015

Keith Haring's Construction Fence, an iconic piece in the Haggerty's collection and significant early work in the artist's career, will serve as the point of departure for the artists participating in Current Tendencies IV: Topography Transformed. In 1983, the museum's founding director invited then-emerging artist Keith Haring to create a mural on the fence that enclosed the construction site of the museum. This series of paintings on plywood is an early example of Haring's large-scale, site-specific public art projects.


On View(s)
Highlights from the Permanent Collection

June 18 – August 30, 2015

Paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures that depict or interpret landscape will be displayed as a complement to the themes explored in Current Tendencies IV: Topography Transformed. This permanent collection exhibition includes various artistic representations of the social, cultural, and political qualities inscribed in or derived from land. The interconnected, symbolic qualities of place—perceptions, experiences, memories, and histories—inform this installation.


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


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


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, citizenship and identity as defined (or not) by geography.


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.


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.


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
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.



Scrutiny After The Glimpse

June 4 - August 3 2014

Depicting the human form has been a primary focus of artists since the beginning of recorded engagement. Looking at a portrait or figure painting has usually been thought to be an isolated occasion with a finite meaning. This exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture from the Haggerty’s permanent collection explores the potential of these objects to evince multiple meanings based on context and proximity to other works.


Thorne Brandt

June 4 - August 3 2014

AGOD (acronym for animated GIF* of the day) is an “organic” video about the fear of order and disorder. The work is comprised of daily animated GIFs, created and collaged over a 3-year time span. The non-linear, open-ended narrative speaks to the rapidity and abundance of information available in the digital age.

*GIF is an acronym for graphic interchange format. GIFs are computer files used for the compression and storage of digital video images.



The Print Room
An Exhibition by the Chipstone Foundation

June 4 - August 3 2014

The Print Room is an immersive exhibition that explores transfer-printed ceramics and their role in print culture. Presented alongside prints and printed ephemera, transfer-printed ceramics are important vehicles for visual, textual and cultural communication. The exhibition displays a wide variety of patterns and images that makers invented and appropriated for use on ceramics, including eastern-inspired chinoiserie designs, commemorative portraits, and reproductions of popular paintings.


Aesthetic Afterlife
An Exhibition by the Chipstone

June 4 - August 3 2014

We will die, civilization will crumble, life as we know it will cease to exist, but trash will endure, and there it was on the street, our ceaselessly erected, ceaselessly broken cenotaphs to ephemera and disconnection and unquenchable want.*

Today’s obsessive materialism occurs without consideration of what happens to things when we no longer need or want them. In An Aesthetic Afterlife, five Wisconsin artists literally address the myriad problems raised by our “throw-away culture.” But they do so somewhat optimistically, using old objects to create beautiful works of art. Secondhand objects are saved from their potential graves, proving that it is possible for them to live an aesthetic and purposeful afterlife.


*Robin Nagle, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City


Between Critique and Absorption
Contemporary Art and Consumer Culture

January 22 - May 18, 2014

The six contemporary artists included in this exhibition—Kota Ezawa, Gabriel Kuri, Josephine Meckseper, Kaz Oshiro, Dan Peterman, and Shinique Smith—employ a range of visual and conceptual strategies to interrogate consumerism. The works on display explore various facets of commerce and exchange: they draw attention to the labor that generates goods for sale and the global networks created for commodity distribution; examine the social systems constructed to support consumer behaviors; address notions of value, specifically the disconnect between our inflated desire to own things and the ease and frequency of product disposal; and highlight the myriad ways the public is seduced by an economic structure that begets insatiable buying.


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

January 22 - May 18, 2014

This insightful, decade-long, three-phase investigation of the American consumer psyche traces a route from exuberant excess to the bleak architectural landscapes of closed malls and empty parking lots. For his first chapter, Retail, photographer Brian Ulrich traveled extensively across the United States to document shoppers in vast and ubiquitous enclosed malls and big-box stores. He relied on a hand-held camera with the viewfinder at waist level to create candid images of people engrossed in navigating an abundance of goods. Ulrich then turned his attention to thrift stores, which became a primary destination for a growing segment of the country’s population in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The Thrift chapter focuses on workers attempting to bring order to the mountains of donated, discarded, and unwanted consumer products. Lastly, in Dark Stores, Ghostboxes, and Dark Malls, Ulrich utilized a large-format view camera to produce richly detailed photographs that explore the lasting impact of the economic recession. This chapter contains haunting landscapes of the interiors and exteriors of abandoned buildings.


Current Tendencies III
Artists from Milwaukee

August 21 - December 22, 2013

Current Tendencies III features the work of nine emerging, mid-career, and established Milwaukee artists working in a variety of media including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. The artists participating in the exhibition are Tyanna Buie, William E. Carpenter, Evan Gruzis, Jon Horvath, Mark Mulhern, Jean Roberts Guequierre, Cassandra Smith and Jessica Steeber (in collaboration) and Jason S.Yi.


Re-seeing the Permanent Collection
The Viewer's Voice

August 21 - December 22, 2013

This exhibition highlights works from the Haggerty’s permanent collection selected by Marquette faculty, staff, and students.  The featured work represents a wide range of styles, processes, and media created by Renaissance to contemporary artists from diverse locales.  Project participants wrote a brief reflection on the piece they choose, expressing why they were drawn to the work and, in the case of some professors, how the work is used in their teaching practices.

Download The Viewer's Voice catalog


New Objectivity in German Art
Highlights from the Marvin and Janet Fishman Collectio

June 5 - July 28, 2013

Over the course of 30 years, the late Marvin and Janet Fishman amassed one of the most important collections of early twentieth-century German art, and in 2000 the Haggerty Museum of Art received a substantial gift of paintings and drawings. This exhibition includes a selection of Neue Sachlichkeit, or New Objectivity, works. A stylistically diverse artistic sensibility characterized by matter-of-fact representation of harsh realities, New Objectivity emerged during Germany’s Weimar Republic, a particularly tumultuous period marked by extreme political and social unrest.



Images of the Virgin Mary

January 16 - July 28, 2013

Images of the Virgin Mary is an exhibition of international works of art from the late fourteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Based on the life of the Virgin Mary, the exhibition includes paintings, prints, and sculpture that illustrate the five major events of The Annunciation, The Nativity, The Flight into Egypt, The Pietà, and The Assumption and Coronation. Organized by theme, the exhibition creates a lively dialogue between artistic periods, medieval through Modern, and juxtaposes diverse styles and media.


Aberrance and Artifice
The Norton Collection

June 5 - July 28, 2013

Many of the works that comprise the Norton Collection were made in the mid-1990s by then-emerging American artists, including Gregory Crewdson, Tim Ebner, Elliott Green, Tom Knechtel, Judy Pfaff and Alexis Rockman. The group of photographs, paintings, drawings, and sculpture included in this exhibition rupture visual and cultural boundaries to interrogate perceptions of what is considered “normal” or “natural.” By playfully fusing conflicting things or ideas, the artists explore the contradictory relationships between repulsion and desire, earthly and immaterial, fascination and dread.


Jim Dow
American Studies

June 5 - July 28, 2013

Over the span of forty years, photographer Jim Dow embarked on countless road trips across America to document the idiosyncratic qualities of banal sites—from motels and roadside diners to barbershops and storefront windows. This body of work captures the spirit of our uniquely American environment but also documents the impermanence of our ever-changing visual landscape.

Dark Blue
The Water as Protagonist

January 16 - May 19, 2013

The photographers included in the exhibition Dark Blue utilize water as an active element, making pictures that are, at their core, psychological engagements. Water is often perceived as a restorative element, an essential means to health and happiness. Yet, at the same time, it is a force formidable for its potential to threaten life.


Read Between the Lines
Enrique Chagoya’s Codex Prints

January 16 - May 19, 2013

Read Between the Lines: Enrique Chagoya's Codex Prints is comprised of editioned, accordion-folded artist books and the preparatory drawings and trial proofs created during their fabrication. The exhibition seeks to reveal how and why the codex format, made of amate, or bark, paper and read from right to left based on ancient Aztec, Mayan and Mixtec precedents, is a particularly successful artistic device for Enrique Chagoya, who combines diverse imagery and cultural references to create challenging, intricate, and richly layered objects that defy conclusive interpretation.


Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki

January 16 - May 19, 2013

Perimeter is a project commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, in which Kevin J. Miyazaki was invited to create new work addressing the topic of fresh water and the Great Lakes. The resulting photographs capture a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan through images of everyday people whose lives are closest to it. Miyazaki photographed a diverse group of individuals who all have connections to the lake: residents, beachgoers, scientists, dock workers, environmentalists, artists, community leaders, commercial fishermen, ferry captains, boat builders, and surfers. He identified some subjects in advance, but most were people met while traveling, and always within eyeshot of the lake. In all, he photographed more than 200 people in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.


the freedom project text/context

an exhibition by the chipstone foundation

August 22 - December 22, 2012

History—the study of past human events, words, and creations—is an imprecise science. The authoritative words we read in history books often do not fully correspond with reality. This inconsistency applies not only to the interpretive words written by historians, but also to the original quotes uttered by figures from the past. In this gallery, you encounter a small gathering of objects that are in one way or another linked to the laudable concept of human freedom. Yet their stories are complex and, at times, conflicted. They suggest that understanding the past begins when we consider multiple perspectives and voices—when we replace the idea of "reading history" with the broader concept of "exposing histories."


Freedom of/for/to photography from the permanent collection

August 22 - December 22, 2012

The exhibition Freedom Of/For/To is comprised of contemporary photographs from the museum's permanent collection that explore the fluid definition of the word and elicit questions about our collective (mis)understanding of freedom at home and abroad. The photographers represented in the exhibition, including Adam Bartos, Edward Burtynsky, William Clift, Stella Johnson, Miguel Rio Branco, Irina Rozovsky, and Joel Sternfeld, offer a variety of viewpoints that encourage us to consider how we define and protect freedom in a global context.


Thenceforward, and forever free

August 22 - December 22, 2012

Thenceforward, and Forever Free was presented as part of Marquette University’s Freedom Project, a yearlong commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Project explored the many histories and meanings of emancipation and freedom in the United States and beyond. The exhibition featured seven contemporary artists whose work deals with issues of race, gender, privilege, and identity, and more broadly conveys interpretations of the notion of freedom. Artists in Thenceforward were: Laylah Ali, Willie Birch, Michael Ray Charles, Gary Simmons, Elisabeth Subrin, Mark Wagner, and Kara Walker. The exhibition included works in diverse media, from Wagner’s 17-foot-tall collage made from 1,121 dollar bills to Simmons’s site-specific chalk drawing installation to Subrin’s two-channel, HD video. Paintings by Charles and Birch, drawings by Ali, and prints by Walker were also featured. Essayists for the exhibition catalogue are Dr. A. Kristen Foster, associate professor, Department of History, Marquette University, and Ms. Kali Murray, assistant professor, Marquette University Law School.

Download the Thenceforward, and Forever Free catalog


Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection

June 6 - August 5, 2012

Significant gifts by dedicated patrons have often been the building blocks of museum collections. The decision by Michael and Mary in 2010 to gift the entirety of their growing collection of 90 large-scale American prints significantly enriched the Haggerty Museum of Art's focus of works on paper as well as strengthened the holdings of postwar images by important American artists who took advantage of the print renaissance of the 1970s and 80s.

Selections From the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection museum guide


NYC July 4, 1981
Photographs by Tom Arndt

June 6 - August 5, 2012

On the night of July 4, 1981, photographer Tom Arndt came upon what he referred to as a "wall of sound" as he entered New York City's Little Italy and Chinatown. He saw garbage cans doused in gasoline, set aflame, and exploding with fireworks as people ran through the rain-soaked streets. The series of photographs Arndt took capture the intensity of the night's celebration of Independence Day, while simultaneously emitting a strange disconnect from the specifics of time and place. The photographs have an uneasy resemblance to contemporary images of urban warfare and ask the viewer to reconcile the duality of celebrating freedom versus fighting for freedom.


Mark Ruwedel

June 6 - August 5, 2012

The exhibition Mark Ruwedel Dusk presents eight black and white images that capture the degraded, fringe spaces of the high desert in Southern California. The photographs describe a landscape of simultaneous development and decay. Ruwedel chooses to photograph those houses that seem to be either once inhabited or incomplete constructions. Yet most of these houses occupy a middle zone, where the viewer is perplexed in wondering if they are coming or going, generative or degenerative. Photographed at dusk, the images record an atmosphere that is melancholic and sublime.


The Europeans
Photographs by Tina Barney

January 18 – May 20, 2012

The Europeans is an intimate look at Europe’s grand families through the eyes of American photographer Tina Barney (b. 1945). In a series of large, lush and colorful portraits, Barney presents a side of the European gentry, initially unfamiliar to her (She grew up in New York and Rhode Island and began photographing friends and family as an artist in 1975). With this project, Barney embarked on her own modern version of the Grand Tour, or traditional trip around Europe,capturing those who would earlier have commissioned painted family portraits.

The Europeans museum guide


Philip Guston
Inevitable Finality, The Gemini G.E.L Prints

January 18 – May 20, 2012

The exhibition Philip Guston Inevitable Finality, The Gemini G.E.L. Prints features the 25 lithographs made in the last two years of the artist’s life. Printed at the Gemini G.E.L. studio in Los Angeles between 1980 and 1983, this series of lithographs has rarely been exhibited together. The Haggerty exhibition also marks the first time, since their production, that all 25 prints will be shown at a university museum. As a collection, they reveal Guston’s lifelong passion for drawing, and the importance he placed on the immediacy inherent in this mode of inquiry.

Philip Guston museum guide


Selections from the Mary B. Finnigan Collection

January 18 – May 20, 2012

The Haggerty presents select works from the permanent collection purchased with funds provided by the Mary B. Finnigan Art Endowment Fund. A longtime supporter and Friend of the Haggerty Museum of Art board member, in 1991 Mary Finnigan gave a major gift to the museum to establish the art endowment fund, enabling the museum to collect significant 20th-Century American and European art works. Over the past twenty years, the Finnigan fund has brought 13 art gifts to the Haggerty collection. This mezzanine gallery exhibition will include paintings by Lovis Corinth, Jean Fautrier, Wifredo Lam, and Jacob Lawrence, among others.


John Stezaker

January 18 – May 20, 2012

John Stezaker’s work re-examines the various relationships to the photographic image: as documentation of truth, purveyor of memory, and symbol of modern culture. In his collages, Stezaker appropriates images found in books, magazines, and postcards and uses them as ‘readymades’. Through his elegant juxtapositions, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to convey his own witty and poignant meanings.

Current Tendencies II

August 24 - December 31, 2011

Current Tendencies II featured 10 Milwaukee artists working in a variety of media including: photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, video and sculpture.† The exhibition presented many all-new, never-before-seen works, created specifically for the Haggerty Museum.† Each artist was paired with a Marquette professor who wrote a reflection of the artistís work based on the professorís area of expertise, creating dialogue between artist and scholar and connecting philosophy, theology, political science, communications, etc., to the works in the exhibition.

Current Tendencies II catalogue


Seeing in Sequence

June 22 - August 7, 2011

The nature of making art typically depends on creating iterations of a core concept or idea. The works included in Seeing in Sequence reveal some of the diversity of approaches available and exploited in the art-making practice. The repetition of visual elements, the use of narrative and the depiction of time were explored in this exhibition.

Ruth Grotenrath & Schomer Lichtner:

June 22 - August 7, 2011

The exhibition featured still life images by Grotenrath and scenes of Holy Hill by Lichtner. These pieces are part of a larger collection recently gifted to the Haggerty by the Kohler Foundation.


The Truth is Not in the Mirror:
Photography and a Constructed Identity

January 19 - May 22, 2011

Rather than employing a camera to create an objective document, the artists in this exhibition are often involved in constructing narrative sequences that pose questions with open-ended outcomes. The artists in the exhibition include: Tina Barney, Claire Beckett, Valerie Belin, Dawoud Bey, Jesse Burke, Kelli Connell, Michael Corridore, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Jason Florio, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Andy Freeberg, Lee Friedlander, David Hockney, Nikki S. Lee, Graham Miller, Martin Parr, Thomas Ruff, The Sartorialist, Alec Soth, Will Steacy, Larry Sultan and Mickalene Thomas.

The Truth is Not in the Mirror catalogue

Hollywood Icons, Local Demons:
Ghanaian Popular Paintings by Mark Anthony

January 19 - May 22, 2011

Ghanaian master artist Mark Anthony (born c.1943) is acclaimed for his signage-inspired paintings which attract audiences to itinerant theatrical performances or “concert parties” by local musicians and actors. Curated by Michelle Gilbert, visiting associate professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, this provocative exhibit of contemporary African Art features Anthony’s colorful, bold eight foot square paintings on wood.

Let There Be Light:
Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios

Aug. 25, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011

This exhibition examines the function of stained glass as a means for religious storytelling and investigates how that history impacts the understanding of work in stained glass by contemporary viewers.

Let There Be Light catalogue

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: Paintings by Janet McKenzie

Aug. 25, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011

Janet McKenzie's paintings celebrate all people, particularly African Americans and women. In 1999 her painting Jesus of the People won the National Catholic Reporter’s competition for a new image of Jesus. McKenzie subsequently received worldwide attention, both negative and positive, for her unconventional interpretation. Jesus of the People and 12 other works by McKenzie are included in the exhibition.

The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History

Aug. 25, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011

Photographer Stephen Shames was allowed unprecedented access to the Black Panthers, thus enabling him to capture not only its public face—street demonstrations, protests, and militant posturing—but also unscripted behind-the-scenes moments, from private party meetings to Bobby Seale in prison.

Treasures from the Haggerty

Aug. 25, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011

Theodore Czebotar: Paintings from the Olympic Peninsula

April 28 - Aug. 15, 2010

During annual trips the Racine native painted and filled sketchbooks of the largely unexplored Olympic peninsula. These studies later inspired larger paintings.

A Collections Legacy: Women Donors at the Haggerty

April 28 - Aug. 15, 2010

Representing a range of works from Old Master paintings to contemporary prints and photographs, the exhibition highlights key works from the permanent collection.

Thomas Woodruff: Freak Parade

Jan. 27 - Apr. 18, 2010

An ambitious and dazzling parade of images that celebrates beauty in aberrance.

Lucinda Devlin: The Omega Suites

Jan. 27 - Apr. 18, 2010

Images from the series of execution chambers and associated spaces, such as holding cells and viewing rooms.

Stella Johnson: Cameroon Images from Al Sol

Jan. 27 - Apr. 18, 2010

Photographs that capture the Gbaya and Fulbe cultures in Cameroon.

Barbara Morgan: The Montages

Jan. 27 - Apr. 18, 2010

A focused look at Barbara Morgan’s most innovative black and white photographs.

The Northern Masters: Prints by Bol + Durer + Goltius + Saenredam + van Heemskerck

Jan. 27 - Apr. 18, 2010

Sixteenth and seventeenth-century prints that focus on biblical scenes

Old Master Paintings: from the Haggerty

Jan. 27 - Apr. 18, 2010

Renaissance and Baroque paintings from the permanent collection.

Persian Visions

Contemporary Photography from Iran

Oct. 14, 2009 – Jan. 17, 2010

More than 60 works by 20 of Iran’s most celebrated photographers


The Haggerty Celebrates 25 Years

Oct. 14, 2009 – Jan. 17, 2010

An exhibition of works selected from the Permanent Collection

Jump Cut Pop

July 22 - October 4, 2009

More than 50 works from the mid-1960s to 2008 inspired by the Pop Art movement

Jump Cut Pop exhibition guide

Whatever is There is a Truth

Dec. 12, 2008 - Oct. 4, 2009

Robert Rauschenberg: The Stoned Moon Series

Current Tendencies: Ten Artists from Wisconsin

Jennifer Angus, Peter Bardy, Anne Kingsbury, Colin Matthes, Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, T.L. Solien, Sonja Thomsen, George Williams Jr., Xiaohong Zhang
March 12 – June 14, 2009

Current Tendencies exhibition guide

stop.look.listen: an Exhibition of video works

Oct. 23, 2008 – Feb. 22, 2009

stop.look.listen: exhibition guide

Old Masters from the Haggerty: Re-seeing the Collection

April 24 – Dec. 7, 2008

Turn the Pages Slowly

Rare books and manuscripts from the Haggerty Collection
Aug. 22 – Dec. 7, 2008

Turn the Pages Slowly exhibition guide

Biographical Landscape

The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969–79
July 24 – Sept. 28, 2008

Roy Lichtenstein Prints: Re-seeing the Collection

April 24 – Aug. 17, 2008

Portraits of Women: Re-seeing the Collection

April 24 – July 13, 2008

Caras Vemos, Corazones no Sabemos

Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown,
The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration

April 24 – July 13, 2008

Harper’s Weekly

Illustrated Themes of the Nineteenth Century
April 3 – April 13, 2008

William Hogarth: British Satirical Prints

Feb. 7 – April 13, 2008

William Hogarth exhibition guide

The Grandeur of God

Photographs by Rev. Don Doll, S.J.
Jan. 31 – April 13, 2008

Wifredo Lam in North America

Oct. 11, 2007 - Jan. 21, 2008

Wifredo Lam in North America exhibition guide

Louise Bourgeois, Recent Projects

July 26 – Sept. 30, 2007

Louise Bourgeois, Recent Projects exhibition guide

Queens and Vagabonds

Paintings by Gina Litherland
July 26 – Sept. 30, 2007

Queens and Vagabonds exhibition guide

India Poems

The photographs of Milwaukee Artist Waswo X. Waswo
June 28 – Sept. 23, 2007

India Poems exhibition guide

Celebrating Eschweiler’s Architectural Heritage

at Marquette University
Aug. 8 – Sept. 23, 2007

Wisconsin Artists Biennial, 2007

April 19 - July 15, 2007

Wisconsin Artists Biennial, 2007 exhibition guide

Hokusai Hiroshige and the Utagawa School

Japanese prints from the Haggerty Collection
April 26 - June 17, 2007

Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School exhibition guide

Martin Kline, Nature and Culture

February 1 - April 10, 2007

Martin Kline, Nature and Culture exhibition guide

Marquette Then and Now

Images Celebrating 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action
Jan. 25 - April 1, 2007

Marquette Then and Now exhibition guide


Oct. 19 2006 - Jan. 21, 2007

hockey seen

A Nightmare in Three Periods and Sudden Death
A Tribute to Nelson Goodman
Sept. 28, 2006 - Jan. 14, 2007

Ray Parker: Color into Drawing

June 20 - Oct. 8, 2006

Ray Parker: Color into Drawing exhibition guide

Art Nouveau French Posters

Berthon, Grasset and Mucha
The Milton and Paula Gutglass Collection
June 8 - Sept. 10, 2006

Art Nouveau French Posters exhibition guide

Elger Esser: Landscapes and Postcards

May 4 - July 9, 2006

Elger Esser: Landscapes and Postcards exhibition guide

Railroads and the American Industrial Landscape

Ted Rose paintings and photographs
March 9 - May 29, 2006

Bob Thompson: Meteor in a Black Hat

Jan. 26 - April 17, 2006

Bob Thompson: Meteor in a Black Hat exhibition guide

Recent Gifts and Acquisitions

Dec. 15, 2005 - February 26, 2006

For Meyer Schapiro: Portfolio of 12 Works

From the estate of Michael J. Black
Oct. 7, 2005 - Jan. 8, 2006

Kendall Buster High rise vessels

Oct. 7, 2005 - Jan. 8, 2006

Kendall Buster High Rise Vessels exhibition guide

The Flowering Amazon: Margaret Mee Paintings

From the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew in London
Sept. 8 - Dec. 4. 2005

John Newling

British conceptual artist
June 2 - Aug. 28, 2005

John Newling exhibition guide

Journey of the Spirit

The Art of Gwendolyn A. Magee
June 16 - July 31, 2005

Visual Poetry: Contemporary Art from Italy

April 7 - July 24, 2005

Visual Poetry: Contemporary Art from Italy exhibition guide

Eve Sussman: 89 Seconds at Alcazar

February 18 - May 22, 2005

Eve Sussman: 89 Seconds at Alcazar exhibition guide

On the Fence

Keith Haring's mural for the Haggerty, 1983
Jan. 27 - March 27, 2005

On the Fence exhibition guide

The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien

Drawings and original manuscripts from the Marquette University Collection
Oct. 21 - Jan. 30, 2005

Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtapositions 1961-2002

Sept. 23 - Jan. 9, 2005

Two Brothers

Paintings and sculpture by Reginald and Trenton Baylor
Sept. 9 - Oct. 17, 2004

Two Brothers exhibition guide

Color Field Revisited

Paintings from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
July 8 - Sept. 12

Color Field Revisited exhibition guide

Faces of Modern Dance

Barbara Morgan photographs
June 3 - Aug.15, 2004

Faces of Modern Dance exhibition guide

Miguel Rio Branco

Beauty, The Beast
April 1 - June 20, 2004

Paula Rego

Jane Eyre lithographs
March 4 - May 23, 2004

The Haggerty Collects

Recent gifts and acquisitions
Dec. 11 - February 22, 2004

Marc Chagall

The Bible Series
Jan. 22 - March 21, 2004

Marc Chagall exhibition guide

Agnes Denes

Projects for Public Spaces
Oct. 16, 2003 - Jan. 4, 2004

Agnes Denes exhibition guide

Peter Sehringer

Contemporary German painting
Sept. 18 - November 30, 2003

Frank Rodel

Prinzip Collage
July 10 - Sept. 28, 2003

Decorative Arts and Tapestries from
the Haggerty's Permanent Collection

July 10 - Sept. 28, 2003


Recent Gifts from the Fishman Collection
July 1- September 28, 2003

Italy: A Good Walk
Photographs by Murray Weiss
May 29 - September 7, 2003

Gao Xingjian
Ink Paintings 1983-1993
April 10- June 29, 2003

Honoré Daumier
Political Caricaturist of the Nineteenth Century
February 13 - May 18, 2003

Watts: Art & Social Change in Los Angeles, 1965-2002
January 23 - March 30, 2003

Virginia Lee Burton
Children's Book Illustrator, Author and Designer
October 11 - February 2, 2003

Jean Fautrier: 1898-1964
September 19 - December 29, 2002

Home and Away
Contemporary Irish Art
June 6 - September 29, 2002

Andy Warhol and Friends
American Art of the 60s and 70s
June 27 - September 8, 2002

From Tiffany to Chihuly
Twentieth-Century Art Glass
Collection of Mrs. Ray Smith, Jr.
June 27 - September 8, 2002

German and Austrian Art of the 1920s and 1930s
The Marvin and Janet Fishman Collection
April 11 - June 16, 2002

Man Ray on Paper
April 1 - May 26, 2002

Faces and Figures
Contemporary Scandinavian Photography
January 24 - March 31, 2002

Fifty Years of Painting by Guido Brink
January 10 - March 17, 2002

The Search for a Personal Vision in Broadcast Television: Fred Barzyk
September 7- January 13, 2002

William Wegman: Early Works
October 11 - January 1, 2002

George Weymouth: Landscapes and Portraits of Brandywine
July 19 - September 30, 2001

At the Tsar's Table
Russian Imperial Porcelain from the Raymond F. Piper Collection
June 1 - August 19, 2001

Heimo Wallner: In Limbo
Drawings in Space
April 4 - July 8, 2001

Motherwell, Nevelson and Frankenthaler:
Gifts from the Lillian Rojtman Berkman Collection

February 22 - May 20, 2001

Italian Renaissance Masters
January 25 - May 20, 2001

Four Milwaukee Photographers
January 12 - March 11, 2001

Contemporary Art from the Norton Family Collection
November 12, 2000 - February 11, 2001

The Haggerty Collects: Recent Gifts
December 7, 2000 - February 11, 2001

listening: Imaginary Landscapes by Peter Frie
October 12 - December 31, 2000

Imagination to Image
Photographs from the Museum of Science and Industry
September 28 - December 3, 2000

The Photographs of Barbara Morgan
September 28 - October 22, 2000

The Art of Collaborative Printmaking
Smith Andersen Editions
July 13 - October 1, 2000

Timeless Visions
Contemporary Art of India from the Herwitz Collection
June 22 - September 17, 2000

Öyvind Fahlström
The Complete Graphics and Multiples
May 12 - July 1, 2000

Dalí and the Ballet
Set and Costumes for The Three-Cornered Hat
February 24 - June 11, 2000

Dalí: The Zodiac
February 24 - June 11, 2000

Georges Rouault: The Miserere Series
March 16 - April 30, 2000

Jacob Berenstein: Contemporary Sculpture from Israel
December 23, 1999 - March 5, 2000

Radiant Inner Light: Multi-media Performance Installation
Yehuda Yannay and Stephen Pevnick
January 13 - February 6, 2000

Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Inc.
1999 Wisconsin Artists Biennial
November 7, 1999 - January 2, 2000

Leiko Ikemura: Sculpture and Paintings
October 7- December 12, 1999

Signs of Inspiration: The Art of Prophet William J. Blackmon
September 10 - October 24, 1999

Carole Hodgson: Sculpture and Works on Paper
July 15 - September 19, 1999

Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints: 1945-1998
June 4 - August 29, 1999

Surrealist Images
April 21 - July 25, 1999

Kenn Kwint: Purely Painting
May 14 - July 4, 1999

Jules Claude Ziegler: The Passion of Christ
March 19 - May 23, 1999

The Cult of Ruins: Visions of Antiquity in the Eighteenth Century
March 24 - May 2, 1999

Children in Art: A Century of Change
February 12 - May 23, 1999

Oscar Wilde: The Apostle of Beauty
January 28 - April 18, 1999

Recent Acquisitions
December 3, 1998 - March 7, 1999

Feng Mengbo: Video Games
November 20, 1998 - January 31, 1999

In the Lion's Den:
The Bible Images of Marc Chagall
September 18 - November 22, 1998

A Collector's View:
Photographs from the Sondra Gilman Collection
September 11 - November 8, 1998

Witness to Our Century:
An Artistic Biography of Fritz Eichenberg
July 24 - August 30, 1998

Joseph Friebert at Ninety
July 17 - August 30, 1998

Ralph Steiner: In Pursuit of Clouds
May 15 - July 5, 1998

A Passion for Porcelain:
Three Centuries of Meissen Floral Painting
May 8 - August 30, 1998

Jan Fabre: Passage
February 27 - April 26, 1998

Territory: Paintings by Olav Christopher Jenssen
February 27 - April 26, 1998

From Warhol to Bartlett
Contemporary Prints from the Collection of Michael J. and Mary Tatalovich

December 12, 1997 - February 15, 1998

Matta: Surrealism and Beyond
September 19 - November 30, 1997

Rudolf Schlichter and Friends
German Art between the Wars
June 26 - September 7, 1997

Rudolf Koppitz
Viennese "Master of the Camera"
June 26 - August 31, 1997

Gary Schneider: Recent Photographs
April 18 - June 1, 1997

Drawings from the O'Neal Collection
April 17 - June 1, 1997

Sarah Bachrodt: Recent Paintings
February 7 - April 6, 1997

Robert Ellis Dunn Videodance Installation
January 30 - March 30, 1997

Masterpieces from The Rojtman Foundation Collection
November 7, 1996 - April 6, 1997

Recent Gifts
November 7, 1996 - January 26, 1997

Adolph Rosenblatt: Milwaukee in Sculpture
October 3, 1996 - January 12, 1997

Joan of Arc in 19th- and 20th-Century Art
September 26 - December 8, 1996

Smoggy Abstraction: Recent Los Angeles Painting
August 9 - October 27, 1996

Thom Shaw: The Malcolm X Paradox
August 8 - October 27, 1996

Human Nature: Solar Photograms by Martha Madigan
July 11 - September 22, 1996

Russian Art of the Nineteenth Century:
Icons and Easter Eggs
April 19 - July 28, 1996

Heroic Images from Myth and History
April 5 - June 30, 1996

Esteban Vicente Collages 1950-1994
February 9 - March 31, 1996

Cista: Julius Bissier's Painted Vessels
January 26 - March 24, 1996

Rodin: Sculpture from the B. Gerald Cantor Collection
March 17 - June 11, 1995

Ian McKeever: Paintings and Drawings (Contemporary British Painting)
December 8, 1994 – February 19, 1995

Paul Garrin: Yuppie Ghetto with Watchdog
November 17, 1994 – February 19, 1995

Restless Pauses: The Haggerty Museum of Art Celebrates Ten Years
September 16 – November 13, 1994

The Art of Studio Glass: Selections from the International Glass Collection of Janet and Marvin Fishman
June 30 – August 14, 1994

Crosscurrents: African, Asian and Latin American Art from the Permanent Collection
June 30 – August 14, 1994

Beethoven in Vienna: The Second Style Period (1803 – 1812)
April 14 – June 5, 1994

Wisconsin Artists: A Celebration of Jewish Presence
April 7 – June 12, 1994

The City From Within: A Perspective on African-American Life in Milwaukee
February 17 – April 2, 1994

Kings and Queens and Elegant Tureens: 18th and 19th Century Decorative Arts, Selections from the Campbell Museum Collection
February 4 – March 20, 1994

Images of Penance, Images of Mercy: Southwestern Santos in the Late 19th Century
November 21, 1993 – January 16, 1994

Politics of Nature: Art, Ideology, and Interpretations of Nature in European Prints and Drawings, 1650 – 1850
September 23 – November 7, 1993

Songs of My People
September 17 – November 7, 1993

The Art of Design 2: An Exhibition of American Design
June 25 – September 6, 1993

Dolls in Contemporary Art: Metaphors of Personal Identity
March 18 – June 13, 1993

The Black Family 
February 4 – April 4, 1993

Leonaert Bramer (1596-1674): A Painter of the Night
December 4, 1992 – February 28, 1993

Rufino Tamayo: Poetic Mysticism Prints 1974 - 1990 
September 24 – November 8, 1992

Franta: Contemporary Art in Southern France 
August 20 – November 15, 1992

Prairie Ring: Environmental Site Sculpture by Roy Staab 
July 9 – September 13, 1992

Francesco Spicuzza: Wisconsin Impressionist 
May 7 – June 28, 1992

Facing the Future: Video Installation by Vale Export
April 28 – May 8, 1992

Contemporary Folk Art from the Balsley Collection 
April 15 – August 2, 1992

Rouault: Miserere 
February 20 – April 26, 1992

Art and the Law: Sixteenth Annual Exhibition 
January 24 – March 29, 1992

Collaborative Photography by Patrick Nagatani and Andree Tracey 
December 5, 1991 – February 9, 1992

Five Centuries of Italian Painting from the Collection of the Sarah Blaffer Foundation 
September 19 – December 29, 1991

Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, Wisconsin Artists Biennial Exhibition 
June 27 – August 31, 1991

Twentieth Century Masters of American Glass 
June 11 – November 15, 1991

Gerhard Hoehme: Mixed Media Paintings and Installations, 1960-1988 
April 11 – June 9, 1991

Children in Action: Color Photography by William L. Tolan 
March 21 – June 15, 1991

Jesuit Art in North American Collections
March 7 – June 16, 1991

Richard Lippold Sculpture: A Retrospective 1950 - 1988 
November 30, 1990 – February 17, 1991

A Focus on Recent Gifts
October 4 – November 4, 1990

Contemporary Russian Art: Views from Without and Within, Komar and Melamid, and Maxim Kantor
September 13 – November 11, 1990

Karl Priebe: A Look at African-Americans 
July 26 – September 23, 1990

Birds in Art 
July 12 – August 30, 1990

Contemporary British Photography: Calum Colvin
April 19 – July 8, 1990

Images of Death in Contemporary Art 
March 22 – June 3, 1990

Old Master Prints 
January 18 – March 31, 1990

Ivory in Art: A Moral Dilemma 
December 7, 1989 – March 4, 1990

Man Ray in America 
October 20 – December 31, 1989

Marc Chagall: The Bible Series 
October 5 – December 31, 1989

African-American Artists 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tribbs Collection
August 12 – September 24, 1989

Lucia Stern: A Re-evaluation 
July 20 – October 8, 1989

The New British Painting 
April 28 – July 2, 1989

Along the Nile to Nubia: 19th Century prints by David Roberts from the Collection of Peter M. Wege
February 16 – April 16, 1989

The Rise and Fall of Taste: An Installation by David Giese
February 16 – March 26, 1989

Old Master Drawings from the 16th to 19th Century 
December 8, 1988 – February 5, 1989

Barbara Morgan: Prints, Drawings, Watercolors and Photographs 
September 29 – November 27, 1988

Fred Berman: Assemblages and Photographs 
July 28 – September 11, 1988

Photography on the Edge
March 24 – June 8, 1988

Georges Rouault's Miserere 
March 10 – May 22, 1988

Selected Acquisitions 1985-1987 
January 21 – March 13, 1988

The Spanish Forger 
December 10, 1987 – February 28, 1988

Italian Renaissance Art from the Piero Corsini Gallery, New York 
October 22 – December 31, 1987

Ansel Adams: Photographs
October 8 – November 29, 1987

Treasures of Hungary: Gold and Silver from the 9th to the 19th Century
August 13 – October 11, 1987

J.R.R. Tolkien: Drawings, Watercolors and Manuscripts from the Hobbit
June 11 – September 30, 1987

Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s: A City of Decadence, Revolt, and Chaos: Watercolors and Drawings of Bruno Voight
June 11 – August 2, 1987

Frank Kleinholz: The Art of Caring, An Exhibition of Paintings and Works on Paper
April 2 – June 21, 1987

Joe Jones and J.B. Turnbull: Visions of the Midwest in the 1930s 
January 22 – March 22, 1987

The Sinsky Collection of Russian Icons 
December 3, 1986 – March 15, 1987

Romanticism and Cynicism in Contemporary Art
October 16 – December 28, 1986

Patrick Sellitto: Cyanotypes 
October 10 – November 16, 1986

Hope and Fear: Hope Sandrow Silver Prints 
August 8 – September 28, 1986

A Golden Age of Painting: Dutch, Flemish, German Paintings from the Sarah Blaffer Collection
July 10 – September 28, 1986

Figure and Landscape: Paintings and Drawings by Cornelia Foss 
April 16 – June 1, 1986

John Heartfield: Photomontages of the Nazi Period 
April 16 – June 1, 1986

The Holograms of Rudie Berkhout 
February 20 – March 30, 1986

American Antique and Amish Quilts 
February 6 – March 15, 1986

Inaugural Year Gifts 1984-85: An Exhibition of Selected Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture and Decorative Arts
November 15, 1985 – January 15, 1986

Art Educator as Artist: Wisconsin Art Education Association Membership Exhibition
August 15 – October 27, 1985

Breaking the Plane: Stuart Speiser Collection II 
August 15 – October 27, 1985

The Badlands: The Photographs of J.P. Atterberry
June 7 – July 15, 1985

The Art of Hockey: Six Drawings and Other Works by Katharine Sturgis
March 21 – May 19, 1985

A Focus on Images: Sense and Form
November 13 – 16, 1984


To Order exhibition guides

The Haggerty Museum of Art produces a guide for most exhibitions. These publications offer additional information on the artists, periods and themes of an exhibition through essays by national and international scholars and museum staff. The catalogs include illustrations, artist biographies, exhibition histories, bibliographies and a list of works in each exhibition. Guides are available for purchase at the museum or by e-mailing us.