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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.

Please stop in to experience the 1984 building designed by Kahler Slater that was recognized with a Merit Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. During your visit, you are invited to explore an exhibition featuring Old Master works from the permanent collection, some which have not been shown before, in “Image in Dispute: Dutch & Flemish Art from the Collection of the HMA” on view through December 23, 2023.
The Haggerty Museum of Art connects people—on the Marquette University campus, in the community, and around the world—to art, to ideas, and to one another. Through inclusive programming, the Museum uses the interdisciplinary lens of art to cultivate knowledge, insight, understanding, and belonging. The Haggerty Museum of Art sparks transformational experiences with art that amplify personal, intellectual, social, and physical well-being.
The Haggerty Museum of Art
– Inspires wonder, opens minds, and builds curiosity for lifelong learning
– Embraces experimentation, innovation, and creativity
– Fuels inquiry, expands perspectives, and prompts dialogue
– Celebrates the richness, complexity, and diversity of human experience and expression
– Fosters human connection and belonging
– Facilitates collaborative learning experiences that use art as an instrument to bridge subjects, fields, and disciplines

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. Additional educational opportunities for the campus and community include free tours, lectures, workshops and performances.

1234 W Tory Hill St

Saturday Hours
10 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday Hours
10 am - 4:30 pm

Photography, Video

Handicapped Accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible


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