Director and Chief Curator
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Wally Mason has been the Director/Chief Curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2007. From 1996-2007 he was the Director of the University of Maine Museum of Art.
He has curated over 90 exhibitions, most recently: Dark Blue: Water as Protaganist; The Europeans: Photographs by Tina Barney; Philip Guston: Inevitable Finality, The Gemini G.E.L Prints; The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed Identity; Whatever is There is a Truth: Robert Rauschenberg’s Prints; Berenice Abbott: Cities Portraits; Prospect of Light: Plastic and Pinhole Images; Jocelyn Lee: Youth; Millions Taken Daily: Photographs from Everyone and Everywhere; Drawing as Thinking; John Marin’s Maine; Richard Estes: Recent Prints; Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky: British Pop Art; Being Where: Looking Into Landscape and The Potential Self: Portrait as Signifier.
Prior to moving to the museum world he taught at Phillips Academy, Western Michigan University and University of Vermont. Mason holds a BA from Beloit College and an MFA from Indiana University.
Mr. Mason is most interested in reviewing bodies of resolved work suitable for exhibition with no restrictions regarding style or content. Mr. Mason is not interested in reviewing work directed towards advertising or stock applications. He can offer photographers exhibition opportunities including solo and group exhibitions. The museum does acquire photography for it’s permanent collection.