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.


HMA DNA | Collection Highlights

The Haggerty Museum of Art’s institutional genetic code is formed by a collection of over 6,000 works of art acquired over more than a century. This fall the museum continues HMA DNA: Collection Highlights, an ongoing exhibition of work from the museum’s collection by artists including Francesco Trevisani, George Grosz, Barbara Morgan, Wifredo Lam, Salvador Dali, Chuck Close, and LaToya Ruby Frazier.



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