Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art

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Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
Haggerty Museum of Art.svg
Established 1984
Location Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Coordinates 43°02′13″N 87°55′40″W / 43.036921°N 87.92778°W / 43.036921; -87.92778Coordinates: 43°02′13″N 87°55′40″W / 43.036921°N 87.92778°W / 43.036921; -87.92778
Type Art museum
Director Wally Mason
Website marquette.edu/haggerty/

The Partick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, sometimes referred to simply as "the Haggerty", is located at 13th and Clybourn Streets on the campus of Marquette University in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The museum opened in 1984 following a university collaborative effort that was chaired by professor Curtis L. Carter.[1] The construction site was decorated by a mural called On the Fence by American artist and social activist, Keith Haring.

The construction of the museum was made possible by a donation from alumnus and co-founder of Texas Instruments, Inc., Patrick E. Haggerty, and his wife, Beatrice, for whom the museum is named. Haggerty and his wife donated an art collection to the university. Another important benefactor of the museum is David A. Straz, Jr., a Marquette alumnus and philanthropist. The current director of the Haggerty is Wally Mason.[1]

Permanent collection[edit]

The Haggerty Museum of Art on the campus of Marquette University

The Haggerty Museum of Art has a permanent collection of over 4,500 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other visual art pieces. The following artists' works are part of the Haggerty's collection:

Past exhibits[edit]

Past exhibits at the Haggerty Museum of Art include the works of the following artists:

Other information[edit]

The Milwaukee High School of the Arts and Pius XI High School, two local high schools with programs in visual arts, have a strong relationship with the Haggerty Museum. The museum hosts the week-long Pius Annual Fine Art Festival. The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, a nearby arts college unaffiliated with Marquette, often hosts discussions on-site at the Haggerty. Art discussions and poetry readings sponsored by Marquette University are held regularly.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About the Haggerty Museum of Art". Haggerty Museum of Art website. Marquette University. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Permanent Collection". Haggerty Museum of Art website. Marquette University. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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