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:
Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9
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:(Getty Museum) and(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.
Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25
Doors Open Milwaukee/Marquette University Parents Weekend
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 6 p.m.
The Fall Dinner:
Join us for this very special fundraising event celebrating the exhibition, 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.
Friday, September 30, 10 a.m. to noon
Tolkien Reading Gathering:
Friday, October 7, 5 p.m.
A fun, engaging free day for all ages presented in collaboration with , , and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s 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:
Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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