Monday, August 22, 2022

Quick Schedule for Art of the Manuscript

So, for those who live in the area or can attend some but not all of the events yet to come in connection with the JRRT: ART OF THE MANUSCRIPT currently being displayed at Marquette's Haggerty museum, here's a quick outline of their schedule. In addition to the chance to meet and mingle with the curators in charge of the exhibit, Bill Fliss and Sarah Schaefer, highlights will include talks by 

Carl Hostetter (Sept 22)

Holly Ordway (Oct 13)

John Garth (Oct 17th) 

There's even a chance to learn how to play D&D.

Here's the somewhat abridged schedule:

Upcoming events  

Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9

Virtual Symposium: Mythical Pasts, Fantasy Futures: The Middle Ages in Modern Visual Culture
Presented in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum
To attend the Day 1: September 8 keynote panel, register here.
To attend the Day 2: September 9 symposium, register here.

The visual and conceptual relationships between modern fantasy, popular culture, and the medieval era are a lively area of inquiry in a variety of cultural studies disciplines. They are also the focus of two current or upcoming exhibitions: The Fantasy of the Middle Ages (Getty Museum) and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript (Haggerty Museum of Art). This online symposium convenes an interdisciplinary group of academics and museum professionals to examine how the Middle Ages appear in the contemporary imagination, and how its aesthetics have inspired a wide variety of media.

Thursday, September 22 (Hobbit Day!), 5 p.m.
Carl Hostetter will present Editing the Tolkienian Manuscript

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 Read about Carl Hostetter on the Tolkien exhibition programs page

Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25
Doors Open Milwaukee/Marquette University Parents Weekend

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HMA LogoThursday, September 29, 2022, 6 p.m.
The Fall Dinner:  
A Celebration & Tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien

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Join us for this very special fundraising event celebrating the exhibition, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where you can nosh on delicious hors d’ouevres, enjoy live music, and mingle with the exhibition’s co-curators Dr. William Fliss and Dr. Sarah Schaefer. Following an exquisite three-course dinner, enjoy an exclusive opportunity to tour the Tolkien exhibition with the co-curators. Proceeds will benefit the operation of the Haggerty Museum of Art including exhibitions, academic and community engagement, collection care, and administration. Sponsorship opportunities are available and include a wide range of benefits. For more information, please click here.

Friday, September 30, 10 a.m. to noon
Tolkien Reading Gathering: The Hobbit

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Presented in collaboration with Marquette University's On Your Marq program
Relax in a bean bag chair in the exhibition gallery while listening to an excerpt from 
The Hobbit audio book.

Friday, October 7, 5 p.m.

Our History in Manuscripts                                                                                  Performance by the Marquette University Chorus

Taking inspiration from J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript and the Haggerty Museum of Art's collection of Spanish Antiphonals, the Marquette University Chorus will explore various choral styles throughout history.

Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Community Day: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript

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A fun, engaging free day for all ages presented in collaboration with Milwaukee Public LibraryFirst Stage Children’s Theater, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s ArtsECO program. Taking inspiration from the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, partnering organizations will lead experiences including calligraphy, storytelling workshops, Tolkien trivia, and more.

Tuesday, October 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tolkien Reading Gathering: The Lord of the Rings

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Presented in collaboration with Marquette University's On Your Marq program
Relax in a bean bag chair in the exhibition gallery while listening to an excerpt from 
The Lord of the Rings audio book.

Thursday, October 13, 5 p.m.
Holly Ordway will present Tolkien’s Faith and the Foundations of Middle-earth

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Read more about Holly Ordway on our programs page

Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

World-Building: Dungeons & Dragons

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Take a journey with us as we explore new realms, fight evil creatures, and attempt to save a Tolkien-inspired world. Learn how to play D&D with expert hosts, then join a game yourself! Participation and spectating tickets are both available.

§  10 to 10:30 a.m. Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

§  10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons game sessions

Presented in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Library

Thursday, November 17, 5 p.m.
John Garth will present Whispering Leaves: How Tolkien’s Manuscripts Reveal the Secrets of His Creativity

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 Read more about John Garth on our programs page


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