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Note from Christine Fleming, Manager of Community Engagement

Feature Story: Milwaukee Author, Ebony Lewis: Dear Black Boy: It's Ok to Cry

Art Across the Curriculum: Water Across the Curriculum

What's happening in Milwaukee?

Calendar of Events: December 2019
Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928 - 2011), Yellow Jack, 1987. Lithograph, 29 3/4 x 38 in (75.6 x 96.5 cm). Gift of Mrs. Lillian Rojtman Berkman and the Sybiel B. Berkman Foundation Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University 2000.24.2

Helen Frankenthaler was born on December 12, 1928. Find more artist birthdays in the Calendar of Events!
Dear Educators,

Did you know that December is national Safe Toys and Gifts Month? Get inspired by artwork from the Haggerty Permanent Collection and encourage your students to create gifts for their family. Artwork makes a unique gift that families can treasure for generations. 

Enjoy this eNewsletter, and share with your colleagues. Please know that my emailbox is open if you have questions, thoughts or suggestions about our very special museum. 

See you at the Haggerty!

Christine Fleming
Manager of Community Engagement
Feature Story:

Milwaukee Author, Ebony Lewis: Dear Black Boy: It's Ok to Cry 

"Ebony Lewis hopes that Dear Black Boy: It’s Ok to Cry will serve as a part of the necessary conversations around the world about mental health, especially when it comes to the African American community. She wrote this book not just for boys but for parents, community leaders, youth, everyone from all backgrounds to find the strength and courage to live free and feel comfortable embracing emotions and seeking help when needed."

Buy a copy for your classroom and explore the educator resource guide that accompanies the book here:

Check out some of the press coverage about Dear Black Boy: It’s Ok to Cry

 The Water Across the Curriculum (WAC) program is designed to both offer educators a menu of enrichment options, and to train university students studying education to integrate the visual arts into their classroom curricula. To get the most from this program we encourage you to combine the WAC Educator Resource Guide, 2–3 classroom visits that feature inquiry-based discussions and hands-on activities, a tour for your students at the Haggerty Museum of Art, and take-home activities for your students to share their learning with their families. 

Help us decide what chapters to update for next school year?


To access the 20192020 WAC Educator Resource Guide visit:
Please use this resource digitally; there are many links to websites, videos, and activities.

To enroll your school, please start with an email:
For information about booking a tour at HMA for your students visit our website here
What's Happening in Milwaukee?
UWM Science Bag

Making Science Exciting for 46 Years!

Friday evenings are for family fun with these interactive performances that connect science with your everyday life. The UWM Science Bag educates as it entertains. Each one-hour show is free and designed for the curious, ages 8 to 108. Topics change monthly. 2017 marks their 45th year of providing free, family-friendly science education to the Greater Milwaukee community.

Learn more here:

Milwaukee water and art events:

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ON DISPLAY GLOBAL-MKE at the Haggerty Museum of Art

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. School of Freshwater Sciences Information Session & Tour

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Dynamic Page

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friends of the Haggerty Holiday Party at the Charles Allis Art Museum

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Slow Art Sunday at MAM

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. TRUE Skool Gala-Ry 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Sheboygan Co. Family Nature Club - Winter Hike

Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. UWM Science Bag: Gluten, Glucose, & Glyphosate: The Chemistry of Bread

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Presentation at the Haggerty Museum of Art by Stephen Legari, Art Therapist at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

July 24 – December 2, 2019
Word and Image

August 16 – December 15, 2019
Ben Shahn: For the Sake of a Single Verse  & The Ariel Poems

December 16 – May 10, 2020

Individuals and Communities


Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 3:00 p.m. ON DISPLAY GLOBAL-MKE

This deconstructed art exhibition by Heidi Latsky Dance, under the direction of Catey Ott Thompson, features fifteen Milwaukee residents, representing professional and non-professional performers of all body types, ages, and abilities/disabilities in a meditative, internal movement instillation.

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 8:00 p.m. Friends of the Haggerty Holiday Party at the Charles Allis Art Museum

Join the Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art for a Members-Only Holiday Party at the Charles Allis Art Museum. The evening will feature cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and desserts at the art-filled Eschweiler mansion located on Milwaukee's East Side "Gold Coast". The cost is $35 per member and you may register here. Not a Friends member? Join us in our annual holiday fun by selecting the New Member Package in the ticket options and save $10!

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Presentation by Stephen Legari, Art Therapist at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

View more events at our website


December 2, 1891 Otto Dix 
December 3, 1755 Gilbert Stuart
December 7, 1892 Stuart Davis
December 8, 1815 Adolph Menzel
December 8, 1861 Aristide Maillol
December 8, 1886 Diego Rivera
December 8, 1902 Wifredo Lam
December 12, 1863 Edvard Munch
December 12, 1928 Helen Frankenthaler
December 13, 1923 Antoni Tàpies
December 15, 1928 Friedensreich Hundertwasser 
December 19, 1928 Nathan Oliveira
December 20, 1922 Beverly Pepper
December 25, 1564 Abraham Bloemaert
December 25, 1883 Maurice Utrillo
December 31, 1869 Henri Matisse

All of the above artists are represented in the Haggerty Museum of Art Permanent Collection. Search our collection here! 

See a full artist birthday google calendar here. Artists that appear green on the google birthday calendar are HMA artists.
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