Season’s Greetings | Christmas-Themed Art from the Haggerty Museum of Art Collection

TUESDAY, DEC. 15 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT

Presented by

  • Christine Fleming, Manager of Community Engagement, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
  • Susan Longhenry, Director and Chief Curator, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
  • Lynne Shumow, Curator for Academic Engagement, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Marquette University began to acquire works of art shortly after it was founded in 1881. These early collecting efforts laid the foundation for what would become, over a century later, the collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art. That collection now includes over 7,000 works of art created from the Renaissance period to the present. Every year, Marquette University's president chooses one of those works to feature on Marquette's Christmas card. During this special program, three Haggerty Museum of Art staff members will share and discuss a selection of those works -- including the painting chosen for the 2020 card!

More about this session

Christine Fleming joined the Haggerty Museum of Art in February of 2019. Since then, Christine has created and managed K-12 educational programs in conjunction with permanent collection and rotating exhibitions as well as facilitated community partnership programs. Prior to joining the staff of the Haggerty, Fleming served as the Museum Educator for School Programs at the Dayton Art Institute where she developed school and adult museum programs; and as Education Program Coordinator at the Columbia River Maritime Museum where she developed and managed youth, school and adult museum programs. Christine earned a BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Art Education and spent five years teaching art in the Minneapolis area. While in Nottingham England completing an MA in Art History, Christine served as the Postgraduate Placement Holder for the Think Tank: Flash Journal, a collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the Nottingham Contemporary Museum. She holds a current K-12 visual art teaching license in both Minnesota and England.

Susan Longhenry has served as director and dhief curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University since August 2015. Prior to that she served as director of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico; as Alfond director of museum learning and public programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and as director of education at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. A Milwaukee native, Susan has served on the national board of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the Annual Meeting National Program Committee for the American Alliance of Museums, the Education Committee of the American Alliance of Museums, and the National Art Education Association. She has served as a Peer Review Panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts, and presented at the American Alliance of Museums’ Annual Meeting. Susan is an elected member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. She holds an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University.

Lynne Shumow has been the curator for academic engagement at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University since 2000. From 1992 through 1998, she was the coordinator of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s international residency program Arts/Industry. Prior to working at JMKAC, she was a curatorial assistant at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Lynne has been a member of numerous advisory committees and boards of directors including, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee Arts Board (Public Art Subcommittee), the Milwaukee Art Museum, and IN:SITE Milwaukee. She did her undergraduate and graduate work in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



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