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Note from Christine Fleming, Manager of Community Engagement

Feature Story: Women & the American Story

Meet Olivia Brown, UWM ArtsECO Intern

What's happening in Milwaukee?

Teacher Resource: Youth Art Month

Calendar of Events: March 2023
Dimitri Hadzi (American, 1921 - 2006), Untitled, 1990. Monotype, 42 x 29 3/4 in, 96.18.4. Gift of Dr. Robert and Mrs. Sharon Yoerg, Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Dimitri Hadzi was born on March 21, 1921. Find more artist birthdays in the Haggerty Calendar!
Dear Teachers,

Happy March! Although this month named after the Roman god of war, Mars, I like to think of it as the beginning of Spring. A season of growth and development. March brings the vernal equinox, the Full Worm Moon, the return of Daylight Saving Time, and the count down to the end of this academic year. A Spring time poem for you: 

Spring in the Classroom by Susannah Wood
Elbows on dry books, we dreamed
Past Miss Willow Bangs, and lessons, and windows,
To catch all day glimpses and guesses of the greening 
Its secrets and increases,
Its hidden nests and kind.
And what warmed in us was no book-learning,
But the old mud blood murmuring,
Loosening like petals from bone sleep.
So spring surrounded the classroom, and we suffered to be
     kept indoors,
Droned through lessons, carved when we could with 
Our pulsing initials into the desks, and grew
Angry to be held so, without pity and beyond reason,
By Miss Willow Bangs, her eyes two stones behind glass,
Her legs thick, her heart
In love with pencils and arithmetic.

So it went — one gorgeous day lost after another
While we sat like captives and breathed the chalky air
And the leaves thickened and birds called
From the edge of the world — till it grew easy to hate,
To plot mutiny, even murder. Oh, we had her in chains,
We had her hanged and cold, in our longing to be gone!
And then one day, Miss Willow Bangs, we saw you
As we ran wild in our three o’clock escape
Past the abandoned swings; you were leaning
All furry and blooming against the old brick wall
In the Art Teacher’s arms.

How will you make the next 3 months count? 

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: Women & the American Story (WAMS)
"Every classroom is different. Women & the American Story (WAMS) is designed with that in mind. The primary resources and secondary texts within this curriculum come with supporting materials that enable you to flexibly incorporate WAMS into your existing lessons and curriculum map. WAMS materials are written for middle- and high-school students. Many are adaptable for elementary school students. Instead of fully scripted lesson plans, this curriculum provides suggestions for how educators can use and combine WAMS materials to teach about a number of topics. You may wish to teach a lesson or unit about women’s experiences using only WAMS materials. Or you may wish to incorporate a WAMS resource into an existing lesson that lacks women’s perspectives. The curriculum is designed to support you in whatever approach is most conducive to your teaching."

Learn more about what you will find in the curriculum and how to use these materials in your classroom:
Meet Olivia Brown, UWM ArtsECO Intern

Hi! My name is Olivia Brown and I am the current ArtsECO Intern here at the Haggerty Museum of Art! Here’s an image of me at the Narwhal exhibition at the Milwaukee Public Museum (narwhals have been my favorite animal since I was a kid :D). Most of my work at the Haggerty consists of working on curriculum, helping with events, giving tours to students, and creating exhibition materials such as our current family guide. I’m currently in my third year of university, majoring in Art Education and minoring in Counseling at UWM. My passion is teaching art to students in a classroom setting, and I hope to become an elementary school art teacher when I graduate. I love teaching students here in the Milwaukee area and eventually would love to move to coastal Oregon or Maine!

In addition to my work at the Haggerty, I’ve also been involved in other organizations around Milwaukee. I’ve taught Pre-College classes at UWM and taught art at COA over the summer. I have been very excited with my current project, planning and curating the My Milwaukee Show - a citywide K-12 exhibition for Milwaukee schools. In my personal practice as an artist I focus on photography work, and have recently been exploring the fibers medium. My hobbies include yoga, reading, crochet, and listening to music. I even made a playlist for the time I spend here at the Haggerty. Here’s a link:!

I would like to say thank you, personally to Christine Fleming and all Haggerty staff, for giving me the opportunity to work and interact with art in such a personal way through this internship!

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

Barbara Morgan (American, 1900 - 1992), Spring on Madison Square, 1938 / ca.1982. Photomontage, 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 in, 84.13.7. Gift of the artist, Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Milwaukee events for teachers and families:

February 3 – March 5, 2023, First Stage: The Hobbit 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Arts @ Large: C.U.R.A.T.E. – Teacher/Artist Professional Development  

Friday, March 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Latino Arts: Mama Said: A Reflection on Maternal Figures exhibition opening

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

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee County Zoo: Family FREE Day 

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Discovery World: Girls & STEM  

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Environmental & Social Justice Film Screening: Saving the Dark (Free at Urban Ecology Center - Washington Park)

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Charles Allis Art Museum: Abstract Portraiture and Feminism Workshop 

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. UWM Peck School of the Arts: Fine Arts Quartet perform Beethoven and Glazunov (Free)  

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum: Family Sundays: Celebrating Native Art and Artists 

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Lynden Sculpture Garden: Birding with Chuck Stebelton  

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: SPARK! St. Patrick’s Day (Free) 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 6:30 p.m. entry, 7:00 p.m. stories, Ex Fabula: Story Slam: Parenting 

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. Milwaukee County Zoo: Plastic-Free MKE Goes to the Zoo (Free) 

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

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Haggerty Museum of Art: Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture – A Virtual Conversation with Tomás Saraceno (Free)

Save the Date: 

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 5:00 –  8:00 p.m. Haggerty Museum of Art: pARTy at the Museum (Free)

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

Teacher Resource: Youth Art Month!

"Youth Art Month is celebrated in March every year. This month is an important event that celebrates all things related to the arts and arts education for kids and has been celebrated across the country since 1961."

Did you know that the National Art Education Association was created the same year as Youth Art Month? 

Learn more:

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, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 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: pARTy at the Museum (Free)


March 1, 1886 Oskar Kokoschka
March 1, 1904 Pablo O'Higgins
March 5, 1824 James Merritt Ives
March 5, 1696 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
March 7, 1885 Milton Avery
March 8, 1949 David Levinthal
March, 9 1939 Clayton Bailey
March 10, 1915 Harry Bertoia
March 13, 1902 Hans Bellmer
March 13, 1919 Irving Kriesberg
March 14, 1923 Diane Arbus
March 16, 1804 Jules-Claude Ziegler
March 18, 1905 Schomer Frank Lichtner
March 19, 1882 Gaston Lachaise
March 21, 1904 Charles W. Thwaites
March 21, 1921 Dimitri Hadzi
March 22, 1923 Alberto Beltran
March 24, 1862 Frank Wetson Benson
March 26, 1809 William Henry Bartlett
March 27, 1922 Jules Olitski
March 28, 1880 Abraham Walkowitz
March 31, 1885 Jules Pascin

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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