The Haggerty Museum of Art advances Marquette University’s mission by enriching the intellectual and creative lives of students and communities at large through engagement with the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs.
Sunday, September 26, 2 p.m.
“Resilience” by Catey Ott Dance Collective
This seamless dance performance titled “Resilience” blends technical and innovative movement into a journey through the mind, body, and emotions experienced during the 2020-21 pandemic through an interpretive lens. Memories, happenings, and mindful reflections are explored based on loss, love, ritual, boredom, and efforts for revival. The energy and tone of the work eventually evolves into an explosion of gratitude for the aspects of life that really pull us all through the tough times. Catey Ott Dance Collective performs choreography by artistic director Catey Ott Thompson with inspiration and movement development by dance artists Natasha Posey, Sarah Chomeau, Rebecca Johnson, and Anna Sanders. “In Good Company (Pandemic Survival and Revival)” opens the show with hints of insolation and angst that wind down into a zen mode. Catey Ott Thompson’s solo, “Congruence”, was developed based on the psychological concept of balancing the inner and outer self and what it means to embrace patience, acceptance, and mother nature to soothe the temperament. Rebecca Johnson’s solo, “beyond the mire”, is a journey of discovering how to adjust and endure. It explores the process of asserting autonomy and regaining control in times of limitation or vulnerability. The finale, “Pandemic Pods: Always At My Side”, evolves into a community explosion of gratitude for the aspects of life (family, friends, and simple comforts) that really pull us all through the tough times. The pieces will be knitted together by movement interludes for guest artists Ogechi Egekeze and Kathleen Wolff. Original music compositions for “In Good Company” and “Congruence” were created by Baltimore’s renown Tim Nohe in collaboration with Catey Ott Thompson and company’s choreography.
The History of the Haggerty Museum of Art
The seed for the Haggerty Museum of Art was planted in 1889 when Rev. Stanislaus L. Lalumiere, SJ, donated “Père Marquette and the Indians” by Wilhelm Lamprecht to then-Marquette College. Seventy years later, English Professor Dr. John Pick formed the Marquette University Fine Arts Committee to promote the arts and survey the works of art on campus. In the late 1970s, the Fine Arts Committee—chaired by Dr. Curtis L. Carter and the newly formed Marquette University Women’s Council—collaborated to build a permanent home for Marquette’s art collection. The Haggerty Museum of Art opened on Nov. 11, 1984.
The Haggerty features approximately eight to nine exhibitions each year. Representing the diversity of work in its permanent collection, the museum has offered exhibitions celebrating the contributions of the Italian Renaissance “Petite Masters”; American self-taught artists; works addressing social change issues; modern American printmaking and photography; and contemporary art from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Wisconsin.
As a teaching museum, the Haggerty seeks to enhance the undergraduate educational experience by engaging students in various disciplines to think about the world and their subject matter through the lenses of the visual arts. The museum also works collaboratively with elementary and middle school teachers, local artists, and College of Education faculty and students to design programs that engage children and youth in educational activities. Additional educational opportunities for the campus and community include free tours, lectures, workshops and performances.
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10 am - 4:30 pm
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