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Note from Christine Fleming, Manager of Community Engagement

Feature Story: Black Minds Matter

Museum Tours

What's happening in Milwaukee?

Teacher Resources: Student Contests!

Calendar of Events: February 2023
Sr. Mary Thomasita Fessler, O.S.F. (American, 1912 - 2005), St Josephat Basilica: The Church My Grandfather Built, 1976. Oil and collage on canvas, 52 1/2 x 44 in, 82.14. Gift of Dr. & Mrs. George E. Vander Beke, Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Sr. Mary Thomasita Fessler, O.S.F. was born on February 23, 1912. Find more artist birthdays in the Haggerty Calendar!
Dear Teachers,

Every February, we honor the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Here are a few of my favorite resources to check out this month: 
Fun Fact: February was chosen for Black History Month primarily because the second week of the month coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Please know that my emailbox is open if you have questions, thoughts or suggestions about our very special museum.  

Warm Regards, 

Christine Fleming
Manager of Community Engagement
Feature Story: 
Black Minds Matter
Interrupting school practices that disregard the mental health of Black youth.
By Coshandra Dillard ISSUE 63, FALL 2019

“Because systemic issues related to race and poverty disproportionately affect Black children and families, schools, due to having access to large numbers of children, are a practical way to meet a significant need.”

Read the article here: 
Museum Tours

Did you know the Haggerty offers tours to community and school groups?!

  • In-person guided tours include multiple artwork stops, during which groups will have the choice of four three styles: general exhibition exploration (discussion based), an exhibition deep dive (lecture based), or a fun experience in the exhibition (discussion and activity based). Tours are approximately 50 minutes long. Guided tours can be scheduled for a maximum group size of sixty-five people Tuesday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. ($100 - $150 flat fee per 65 students)
  • Self-guided tours —where groups explore the galleries on their own—are also available. The museum offers a menu of experiences and resources that will help your group make the most of their visit. Self-guided museum visits can be scheduled for groups of up to sixty-five participants and must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Self-guided tours are Free!

You can request either tour type online here:
Spring tour spots are filling up quickly! 

There are fees associated with our offerings, however you can request a scholarship here: Scholarship Application. We would suggest that you complete the scholarship request form as early as possible. The Museum also offers reimbursement for student transportation costs incurred while visiting the Museum!  
Please email if you have any tour questions.

You can see the details of our programs here:

For information about utilizing Art Across Curriculum with your students visit our website here.
What's Happening in Milwaukee?

After James Gillray (British, 1757 - 1815), Oh! Listen to the Voice of Love, 1799. Etching, 10 x 9 in, 76.65.7. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie S. Pinsof, Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Milwaukee events for teachers and families:

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6:00 p.m. Black Lens MKE and Milwaukee Film Engage & Activate: Young Professionals Forum (Free)

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Urban Ecology Center: Winterfest 2023 at Washington Park (Free)

Friday, February 10, 2023, 2:00 p.m. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: author of The Wise Hours, in a Virtual Event (Free) 

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Discovery World: Celebration of Black Innovators in Science 

Monday, February 20, 2023, 6:30 p.m. Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum: 4th Annual African American Environmental Pioneer Awards 

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sixteenth Street: Gallery Night, Art Heals (Free) 

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee County Historical Society: Italians, Poles, and Parishes: The Evolution of Milwaukee’s East Side Neighborhood (Free) 

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00pm Urban Ecology Center: Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park (Free) 

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Black Lens MKE and Milwaukee Film: For the Soul: A Narrated Food Tasting & Conversation (Free)  

Save the Date:

Friday, March 3, 2023, 6:00 p.m. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Science Bag, Buzzing Bees and Shooting Stars: Pollination in the Prairie 

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 1:00 – 11:30 a.m. Lynden Sculpture Garden: Birding with Chuck Stebelton 

Saturday, March 25, 2023, Women Arts: Swan Day (Free) 

Thursday, March 30, 2023, (Time TBA) Haggerty Museum of Art: Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture – A Virtual Conversation with Tomás Saraceno (Free)

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 5:00 –  8:00 p.m. Haggerty Museum of Art: Community Day: Breathe Easy

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 –  20, 2023, Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA): Art & Chalk Fest in West Bend (Free) 


Teacher Resource: Student Contests!

Just a few competitions and contests for your students to enter. 

Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2023
Grade level: Kindergarten through third grade
Deadline: March 24, 2022

Young People’s Art Exhibit

Grade level: Sixth through twelfth grade
Deadline: March 27, 2023

ART EFFECT 2023 CompetitionUnsung Heroes
Grade level: Middle and high school students
Deadline: April 1, 2023

Air, Air Everywhere Poetry Contest
Grade level: Third, fourth and fifth grade
Deadline: ~ May

Scholastic Art Awards
Grade level: Seventh through twelfth grade
Deadline: ~ December

Marine Debris Program Art Contest
Grade level: 
Kindergarten through eighth grade
Deadline: ~ December
Which contests do you include in your teaching plans? 

January 20 – May 21, 2023
Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Air
Basic Needs and Justice: The Pursuit of Human Flourishing
Material Storytelling: Highlights from the Native American Collection
Moving Pictures: Kinesiology 1

Thursday, March 30, 2023, Time TBA Haggerty Museum of Art: Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture – A Virtual Conversation with Tomás Saraceno (Free)

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 5:00 –  8:00 p.m. Haggerty Museum of Art: Community Day: Breathe Easy (Free)


February 6, 1944 Tom Arndt
February 9, 1941 Ger Van Elk
February 12, 1884 Max Beckmann
February 12, 1925 Joan Mitchell
February 13, 1891 Grant Wood
February 13, 1941 Sigmar Polke
February 14, 1911 Angel Bracho
February 15, 1705 Carle van Loo
February 15, 1808 Carl Friedrich Lessing
February 16, 1916 Edward Balchowsky
February 18, 1817 Johannes Bosboom
February 19, 1896 Andre Breton
February 22, 1955 Edward Burtynsky
February 23, 1863 Franz von Stuck
February 23, 1912 Sr. Mary Thomasita Fessler, O.S.F.
February 25, 1841 Pierre-Auguste Renoir
February 26, 1808 Honore Daumier
February 26, 1915 Raul Anguiano
February 27, 1901 Marino Marini

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. Look for the "HMA" artists!
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