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Haggerty Museum of Art

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BMiller2013 wrote a review Jan 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin194 contributions38 helpful votes
Checked out this museum during MKE Museum Week. Free admission and open daily! Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM until 4:30 PM and Sun noon until 5 PM. This dynamic museum presents thoughtful, innovative temporary exhibits of local, regional and national visitors. A permanent gallery exhibits works by Salvador Dali, Jacob Lawrence and Keith Haring. Free parking is available in lot J (accessed from 11th St between WI and Clybourn Ave).
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alex B wrote a review Nov 2019
Providence, Rhode Island730 contributions105 helpful votes
This is Marquette University’s art museum, and it is open to the public. Admission was free, so I was certainly happy about that. The museum was smaller than I expected it to be; there were only two exhibits from what I could see, and perhaps a few extra works on another wall. One was an interactive VR work that seemed interesting, but I didn’t experience it since the VR headsets were in use. The other was a display of illustrations that artist Ben Shahn created in 1968 to accompany lines from an excerpt of Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1910 book “The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Birgge,” which had a significant impact on him. The excerpt and illustrations were beautiful, but truth be told, it only took me about 10-15 minutes to view them. I took the elevator to the museum’s second floor, which was listed as another gallery space, but when the doors opened I discovered that Marquette students were attending a lecture in there for class. This museum is in active use as a resource for instruction in multiple majors and fields of study. I think that’s an awesome thing for students, but learn from my experience and ask at the information desk if there are any classes in session before you waltz up there!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Taylor B wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,483 contributions5,248 helpful votes
The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art at 13th and Clybourn Streets in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the campus of Marquette University, was established in 1984. Haggerty, a Marquette alumnus and co-founder of Texas Instruments, and his wife donated their art collection to the university. But the seed for "the Haggerty," as it is popularly known, was planted in 1889 when the Rev. Stanislaus L. Lalumiere donated "Pere Marquette and the Indians," a painting by Wilhelm Lamprecht to then Marquette College. In the late 1970s, Marquette's Fine Arts Committee collaborated to build a permanent home for the university's art collection. The construction site was decorated by a mural called "Construction Fence" by American artist and social activist Keith Haring. The Haggerty features eight to nine exhibitions each year, including the Italian Renaissance, American self-taught artists, works addressing social change, modern American printmaking and photography and contemporary art from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Wisconsin. The museum has a permanent collection of over 4,500 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other visual art pieces. Among the distinguished artists who are represented are Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Andy Warhol.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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ScenicTrek wrote a review Nov 2018
New Jersey1,537 contributions350 helpful votes
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The museum is located on the main campus of Marquette University. The surrounding area is quite lovely, but I can’t say as much for the art museum. It has a few really good paintings, but I found the rest to be unexciting, and in some cases a little too “out there” for my taste. I have a much greater appreciation for classic works of art where the artist’s bona fide talent shines forth in the painting and the subject matter is obvious. In the case of a number of the paintings and other works here I was just not moved and/or I had trouble trying to figure out the purpose for the work’s existence. Oh well. If these kinds of artwork move you, then more power to you. They are just not my cup of tea. Perhaps they do appeal to the younger crowd that attends the university. The museum is free. Judging from the pictures posted by other reviews, some of the works being displayed do change while others appear to be part of a permanent collection. We didn’t spend much time here—certainly under one hour. However, the museum is close to the Joan of Arc Chapel, so I would recommend taking in both attractions to make your visit worthwhile. You may also want to simply stroll around the campus. Parking can be difficult. There is limited available street parking surrounding the campus. We circled it two or three times before finally deciding to use a parking deck located to the northwest on N. 16th Street just north of W. Wisconsin Avenue. It is well within walking distance. If my review was helpful to you, please consider clicking the green thumbs-up / Yes button. Thank you!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Nancy A wrote a review Aug 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States189 contributions33 helpful votes
Great little spot for a short visit! Impressive pieces! We were sad to have missed the Keith Haring exhibit!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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