Woodland Indian Arts Festival

All programs are free, open to the public and take place at the Haggerty Museum of Art, unless otherwise noted.

February 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Opening Panel Discussion

Jasmine Alinder, Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mark Speltz, historian and author of North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South, and Ken Bedford, photojournalist and Milwaukee Star staff photographer during the Fair Housing Marches, will participate in a panel discussion on Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. They will discuss civil rights-era photography, with specific attention to the role that it played in advancing social justice movements, including the March on Milwaukee. The program will be introduced by Marquette University Provost Dr. Daniel J. Myers, a well-known expert in the study of collective behavior and social movements.

Thursday February 1 to Friday February 2, 2018 various times & locations
Writing Innovation Symposium

Friday, February 2, 2018, 10 a.m.
Spring Exhibitions Open

Resistance, Protest, Resilience
Collection Spotlight | Environmental Health
Representing Self | Portraits from the Permanent Collection
HMA DNA | Collection Highlights

Exhibitions that explore issues ranging from social justice to the fragility of the natural environment open on Friday, February 2. Resistance, Protest, Resilience aligns with 200 Nights of Freedom, a broad community-driven initiative commemorating the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Fair Housing Marches. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Presentation by Dr. Kate Ward

Dr. Kate Ward (Ph.D., Boston College, 2016) will discuss how she incorporated art into her introductory Theology course, supported by a Haggerty/Center for Teaching and Leaning grant. She will discuss using art in the introductory theology classroom to teach content, interpretation and method, share student responses to Haggerty activities, and invite the audience to discuss possibilities for using art in other courses and disciplines. The public is welcome to attend.

Dr. Ward teaches economic ethics and virtue ethics in the Theology Department. Her published and forthcoming articles on questions of economic ethics, virtue ethics, and ethical method appear in journals including Theological Studies, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, and Journal of Religious Ethics. She recently coedited an issue of the journal Religions, focused on economic inequality, with Kenneth R. Himes, and is at work on a book manuscript entitled "Wealth, Virtue, and Moral Luck: Christian Ethics in an Age of Inequality." Dr. Ward graduated from Harvard College, where she studied psychology, in 2005, and earned her M.Div with a concentration in Bible from Catholic Theological Union in 2011. Before beginning her Ph.D. studies, she worked at AFSCME Council 31, a labor union organizing workers in Catholic health care settings.

March 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Center for Teaching and Learning Presentation
For the 2016-17 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award

Presented by: Catey Ott Thompson, adjunct instructor, Diederich College of Communication; Connie Petersen, artistic assistant professor of theatre arts, Diederich College of Communication; Sarah Wadsworth, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies, Department of English; Lynne Shumow, curator of education and community outreach, Haggerty Museum of Art; and Susan Mountin, director, Manresa for Faculty.

The 2016-17 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award was awarded to the collaborative project titled “St. Joan of Arc Chapel Investigation and Production/4-R Embodied Learning Process.” The project incorporated literature, dance, theatre, and art as a means of understanding and interpreting the significance of St. Joan of Arc from both a contemporary and historical point of view. - See more online.

April 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.
Soup with Substance talk by Alexandre A. Martins, MI, Assistant Professor
Theology Department & College of Nursing, Marquette University

Environmental Health: Ecological Issues and Their Impact on Population Health

Alexandre Martins, MI, will give a talk about global health and environmental health in conjunction with the Haggerty exhibition Collection Spotlight: Environmental Health.

This talk will show the relationship between ecological issues and people’s health. Considering the perspective suggested by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Sí: On the Care of our Common House, this talk will discuss how the current ecological crisis (visible in the photographs in the Haggerty Museum) impacts the health status of people, especially the poor, those who are more vulnerable to the effects of this crisis. Pope Francis suggests an integral ecology in which environmental and social concerns must be addressed together. He affirms “Today… we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (no. 49). In addition, the poor are the most vulnerable to diseases and to die prematurely because of lack of health care. Often enough, they live in areas with higher risks to suffer the impacts of environmental issues, including natural and human-made disasters. This talk will present concrete contexts where one can see the impact of ecological issues on the poor’s life and health. Moreover, it will suggest ways to begin a movement to promote an integral ecology in actions of global health from a community-based approach.

May 2018

May 2-6, 2018
Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art Tour of Philadelphia
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