Marquette Then and Now : Images Celebrating 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action

Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
Matt Blessing, Marquette University
Dan Johnson, photographer
Marquette University Instructional Media Center


Catalog of an exhibition held at the Haggerty Museum of Art, marquette University, January 25-April 1, 2007.

This exhibition, which celebrates the rich history of Marquette University through historic and contemporary photographs, is one of several projects developed for the university’s 125th anniversary in 2006-2007. This project was conceived and implemented by Matt Blessing, Head of Special Collections & University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, and by Dan Johnson, Chief Photographer, Instructional Media Center. The selected archival photographs included in the exhibition are digital prints of the original images. To create a direct comparison of then and now, university photographers made images from the same angle as many of the historic images. The contemporary images are more thematic and offer an interpretation of the activity or scene depicted in the archival image.