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Boulvard Dreamers at the Poetry Foundation



Pegasus & Mermaids Opening: Boulevard Dreamers
Friday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

The Poetry Foundation presents Boulevard Dreamers, a performance and opening event for Pegasus & Mermaids, a group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. The exhibit will be displayed in the Poetry Foundation Gallery through December 16, 2016. Boulevard Dreamers is a traveling installation and variety show responding to the specific narratives and communities of the sites and venues it visits. This collaborative project by artists Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars consists of three parts: a site-specific stage set, a series of performances, and an installation of the growing collection of portraits of Boulevard Dreamers. Boulevard Dreamers questions and celebrates the production of self in a society dominated by one spectacle alone: desire. Through a little glamour, a little glitter, and with a little help from their friends, Baggesen and Leenaars explore how we are moved by the agency of desire and the magical allure of being in the spotlight. Performers include: Rebirth Poetry Ensemble, Michael Green and Adam Sonderberg, The Pillowhammer, Ego Mechanics, Junior Magician, Riya Jain, Lucía Mier y Terán Romero, Henry Barrett, Chiara No, and Anni Holm.

(Re)Housing the American Dream, solo show opening at the Haggerty Museum of Art

Director Susan Longhenry invites Friends of the Haggerty Members
to a reception previewing the museum’s fall 2016 exhibitions

Image from Happiness-Home-Milwaukee: (Re)Housing the American Dream

Gendron Jensen Series on Resurrection in Nature
Religion and Neo-medievalism in Rouault’s Miserere
Jason Salavon The Master Index
Watermarks An Atlas of Water and the City of Milwaukee
Kirsten Leenaars (Re)Housing the American Dream
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6-8 pm

Gallery talks by exhibiting artists
Kirsten Leenaars, Mary Miss and Jason Salavon

Beer, Wine and Appetizers

To register for this event, to become a Friends of the Haggerty member, or to update your membership please contact Mary Dornfeld at 414-288-7290 or


Support for these exhibitions and accompanying programs is provided by the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, the Marquette University Strategic Innovation and Andrew W. Mellon funds, Spirit of Milwaukee, the Astor Street Foundation, and other supporters.
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Haggerty Museum of Art
P. O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI  53201-1881

Pioneers on the Prairie: Celebrating Women in New Media Arts

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Please join SAIC faculty, alumni, and other artists for an exciting one-day symposium that examines the achievements of women in the field of new media art and emerging technologies from the 1980s onward.

Pioneers on the Prairie
Friday, March 18, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

The event celebrates the upcoming release of the new book from the University of Illinois Press, Women in NewMedia Arts: Perspectives on Innovative Collaboration, edited by Donna Cox, Janine Fron, and Ellen Sandor.

Symposium participants include:

Tiffany Holmes, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and book contributor; Lisa Wainwright, Dean of Faculty; Ellen Sandor, (MFA 1975, HON 2014), book editor and contributor; Donna Cox, book editor and contributor; Janine Fron, book editor and contributor; Elissa Tenny, SAIC Provost; Barbara Sykes, (MFA 1981), book contributor; Dana Plepys, (BFA 1981), book contributor; Abina Manning, book contributor, Director of the Video Data Bank; Joan Truckenbrod , (MFA 1975), book contributor and former SAIC faculty; Carolina Cruz-Neira, book contributor;Margaret Dolinsky, book contributor; Lucy Petrovich, book contributor; Jon Cates, SAIC faculty; Brenda Laurel, book contributor; Jane Veeder, (MFA 1977), book contributor; Copper Giloth, book contributor and former SAIC faculty; Stephanie Rothenberg (MFA 2003); David Getsy, SAIC faculty; Snow Fu (MFA 2014), SAIC faculty;Claudia Hart, book contributor and SAIC faculty; Lee Blalock , (MFA 2011), SAIC faculty; Marlena Novak, SAIC faculty; Sabrina Raaf, (MFA 1999); Maxine Brown, book contributor; Christina Gomez, SAIC faculty; Faith Wilding, former SAIC faculty; Terri Kapsalis, SAIC faculty; Jessica Westbrook, SAIC faculty; Kirsten Leenaars, SAIC faculty; and Marie Hicks, Illinois Institute of Technology faculty.