(Milwaukee, WI) Double Vision: Art from Jesuit University Collections opens on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Haggerty Museum of Art and closes on Sunday, December 19, 2021. This exhibition is inspired by the Stations of the Cross, a fourteen-step devotion that commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. In place of the traditional Passion narrative, fourteen themes expressive of the human condition are each paired with two works of art as a means for providing multiple points of entry for exploring the themes. The act of moving through the exhibition, the narrative arc suggested by the themes, and the sometimes-surprising juxtapositions of art are intended (like the traditional stations) to encourage an imaginative, contemplative space for personal reflection.
Double Vision features work from the Loyola University Museum of Art (Loyola University Chicago), the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (Saint Louis University), and the Haggerty Museum of Art (Marquette University). A catalog produced in conjunction with the exhibition includes an introductory essay by Fr. Tom Lucas S.J., (artist, historian, and Pastor at St. Ignatius Parish, Sacramento, CA), reflections on each pairing by members of the participating university communities, and images of the featured works of art. The catalog will be available free of charge to exhibition visitors.
Fr. Tom Lucas, S.J. will present a lecture on Wednesday, September 1, at 6 p.m
Fr. Lucas is an internationally recognized expert in Jesuit art history, and is well known as a liturgical designer and artist with an international portfolio.
Fr. Lucas is currently the pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sacramento, CA, where he continues his art and teaching work. He received his doctorate in Theology and the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, in 1992. He also holds degrees from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome; Fordham University, New York; The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and Santa Clara University, California.
This lecture, which will take place at the Haggerty Museum of Art, will be free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested, and available at this link. The lecture will also be presented live via Zoom, advance registration is required and available at this link.
Double Vision: Art from Jesuit University Collections is made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsor the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Foundation.About the Haggerty Museum of Art
The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University is an innovative nexus of interdisciplinary learning where creativity, intellect and social justice intersect. Located in the heart of the Near West Side, adjacent to downtown Milwaukee, and open Tuesday through Saturday with free admission for all, the Museum is one of the most accessible arts venues in the city.
In alignment with guidance from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the Haggerty Museum of Art strongly advises everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors with people outside of their household. Disposable masks are available at the Museum’s admissions desk.