Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery 

Current Exhibition


Business, Cleverly Disguised as Pleasure


Artist Brian Molanphy


July 18th – August 26th 2016


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Business, Cleverly Disguised as Pleasure by Brian Molanphy on 18 July 2016. Repetition and shadows in Marcel Proust, Marguerite Yourcenar and Jheronimus Bosch inspired Molanphy’s recent series. The exhibition consists of over 140 works in ceramics & mixed media.


Formerly a bookmaker and baker, Brian Molanphy learned to apprehend the world through containers. Working with paper pulp, printer’s ink, pastry cream, and bread dough led the artist to ceramics. He is Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University in the Meadows School of the Arts. Fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Camargo Foundation, the Brown Foundation, and SMU sent him to France where he continues to work periodically. Numerous public and private collections in the American Southwest, Korea, China, and Europe have acquired his art work.


About the series Turnstile, Molanphy says: “the tiles turn perpendicular to the wall. They peel up from the wall to reveal a stratum of paper & a space between. I turn the tiles to emphasize the ceramic & paper strata, their thinness compared to their breadth, and the appearance of one as the shadow of the other.” Tripelgänger is the title of an ambitious installation of 99 ceramics, ranging in various sizes. “Artist Brian Molanphy devises deep philosophical underpinnings in his art. One must thoughtfully explore the theoretical and conjectural aspects to these mighty works.” states Art Historian and Curator Scott Peck. A closing reception and art talk will take place on Friday, 26 August from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Artist’s Reception: Friday August 26th at 5:30-7:30 PM



The University of Dallas is accessible from Loop 12, Hwy. 114 or Hwy. 183.
From Hwy. 114 exit Tom Braniff, turn right on Northgate Drive, then right on Gorman Drive.
From Hwy. 183 exit Carl Road, turn right on Northgate, then left on Gorman Drive.
The Haggerty Gallery, located in the Haggerty Arts Village, is the copper clad building at the corner of campus roads, Gorman Drive and Haggar Circle.
Free visitor parking is available throughout campus with reserved spaces in front of the Haggerty Art Gallery.


The mission of the Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery is to enhance the cultural environment of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Dallas, and to provide outreach to the larger community.  It aims to achieve this goal by engaging the public with a range of visual art that stimulates and challenges, and which communicates the broad character of the aesthetic experience. 

Primarily a teaching gallery, the Haggerty Gallery seeks to serve the University’s Art Department by offering exhibitions of the highest quality, offering a bridge between the learning environment and the diverse range of contemporary artistic practice.  Creative thinking demands direct interaction with art that speaks through many voices.

Additionally, the Gallery has the goal of fostering interdisciplinary interaction, to further the appreciation of the rich intellectual potential of the visual world.  


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery maintains institutional memberships in the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries and in the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA).




The Haggerty Gallery is an integral component of the University of Dallas Art Department and it's exhibitions are designed to encourage a dialog between the University of Dallas and the broader artistic community by inviting an array of contemporary artists, both the national and international, to the university's campus. Exhibition proposals are reviewed by a committee of University of Dallas scholars and the greater Dallas area community.

University of Dallas Haggerty Gallery welcomes submissions and proposals from artists and independent curators.

Please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Work Examples -NO MORE THAN 15 digital images of work on a CD ordered in viewing priority. Image files must be in jpeg (.JPG) or PDF format. Please use only alpha-numeric characters (abc,123...), dashes (-) and underscores (_) in the files names of digital materials. All images on disc should be clearly titled with medium and sizes.
  2. Please provide a corresponding list of images saved as a text file (.txt), PDF or Microsoft Word document (.doc) ONLY.
  3. Resume(s)/CV saved as a text file (.txt), PDF or Microsoft Word document (.doc) including name and contact information.
  4. Include statement about work, title, concept and description of exhibition.
  5. Submitted materials cannot be returned.
  6. Do not include original art work with packet.
  7. Please do not send email submissions. These will be deleted.

Gallery address: 

University of Dallas
Haggerty Gallery
Gallery Coordinator
1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062


Past Exhibitions

Marc Chagall:  Intersecting TraditionsIMAGE: Marc Chagall; Jacob’s Ladder, 1957

February 4, 2016 – April 22, 2016

Opening Reception
February 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. -
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. (CST)
Spring Break: March 7-10 (By Appointment)
Closed Easter: March 25-28
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Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery - 1845 E. Northgate Drive Irving, TX 75062
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Featuring over 50 original works, Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions is a series of hand water colored etchings depicting scenes from the Old Testament. As a modern, Jewish artist, Chagall developed a unique visual vocabulary that synthesized elements from diverse cultural and artistic traditions. Because he approached the Old Testament narratives as a set of stories and recurring themes to be broadly interpreted, Marc Chagall was able to produce a deeply human and personal body of work that remains relevant today.

Beatrice and Patrick Haggerty gifted the complete portfolio of prints to the Haggerty Museum at Marquette University, Mr. Haggerty’s alma mater, in 1980. We are grateful to their son Patrick Haggerty and the Haggerty Family Foundation for the generous support in making this exhibition possible.





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