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Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art

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1709 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383

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Phone: (219) 464-5365

Alt Phone: (219) 464-5761

Fax: (219) 464-5244

About

Located in the state-of-art Center for the Arts on the Valparaiso University campus, the Brauer Museum of Art is home to a nationally recognized collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st century American art and international religious art. The museum's permanent collection, numbering more than 3,700 pieces, includes works by such internationally recognized artists as Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, Childe Hassam, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Ed Paschke. The museum as well features works and exhibitions by artists of national, regional, and even local importance. The Brauer's landmark 2006 exhibition of the art of Indiana Dunes painter Frank V. Dudley, for example, endures as a definitive treatment of this legendary figure. The Brauer Museum of Art also houses the largest known collection of works by Junius R. Sloan (1827-1900), a Hudson River School painter who lived and worked in the Midwest. As well as displaying selections from its permanent collection, the Brauer Museum hosts a full schedule of special exhibitions and events for display in its seven galleries.

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Borders

Dates: August 16 - December 11, 2016
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Acclaimed sculpture installation comes to Valpo's campus to intrigue viewers with its life-sized figures. Flanking the path from the Chapel of the Resurrection to Kretzmann Hall - aluminum and copper statues come to life at Valpo. For the first time on a college campus, "Borders," an installation by renowned Icelandic artist, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, opens the doors for dialogue and discussion among students and members of the community alike. With its first stop at the United Nations headquarters, the life-sized figures were designed to evoke intriguing themes of sameness and difference. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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American Art & National Identity

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 2016
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

The exhibition American Art and National Identity is the second in a series of exhibitions interpreting the permanent collection of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University. It is part of a larger project entitled "Nature and Culture in American Art". This series was designed for teachers and students of all ages to use the museum's collection as a "visual library" to study the humanities through art. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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True to Form: Works from Chicago Sculpture International

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 2016
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

This exhibition will be held in the Ferguson Gallery and Gallery 1212. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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External Reflections - Internal Wars

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 2016
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

The exhibition is in the Wehling and McGill Galleries and Education Room. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

In Quest of Beauty: The Life and Times of Junius R. Sloan has been added to your travel planner!
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In Quest of Beauty: The Life and Times of Junius R. Sloan

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 2016
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

In Quest of Beauty presents the story of Junius R. Sloan, a gifted Ohio farm boy of Yankee stock who become one of the pioneer journeyman artists for everyday mid-America. He provided fine portraits to people in villages and small cities and highly accomplished landscapes to professional and business leaders of Chicago. Excerpts from the letters of Junius and of others, their voice in written words, help tell the story. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore

Dates: January 10 - April 02, 2017
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore features artwork inspired by the beauty of the Indiana Dunes beginning in the early 20th century, the industry that followed and the balance struck between the two with the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1966. The exhibition will be held in the Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

American Byways: Selections from U.S. Highway 80 has been added to your travel planner!
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American Byways: Selections from U.S. Highway 80

Dates: January 10 - April 02, 2017
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

American Byways: Selections from U.S. Highway 80, a solo exhibition by SCAD professor and photography by Rebecca Nolan. This body of work focuses on elements of the bypassed areas of rural America from coast to coast. The exhibition will be held in the 1212 Gallery. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

The MARTIN Bell: A Communication to MLK in Form, Sound, & Action has been added to your travel planner!
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The MARTIN Bell: A Communication to MLK in Form, Sound, & Action

Dates: January 10 - April 02, 2017
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

The MARTIN Bell: A Communication to MLK in Form, Sound, & Action exhibition will be held in the Education Room. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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The Art of Ernst Schwidder

Dates: April 11 - May 14, 2017
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Ernst Schwidder's principal medium is carved mahogany wood, but he designed objets d'art in repousse, metal sculpture, fabric art, concrete and stone. He collaborated in executing his designs with associates, students and other artists in glass and metal arts. Held in the museum's 1212 Gallery, this exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Botanical Lore, Legend and Transformation: Works by Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson has been added to your travel planner!
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Botanical Lore, Legend and Transformation: Works by Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson

Dates: April 11 - May 14, 2017
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Jon Hook is a ceramic artist in LaPorte, where he creates sculptural and functional pottery. Andrea Peterson is an internationally exhibiting artist and educator. Her work is multifaceted exploring all types of paper fibers and processes and includes paper work, prints, artist books, and environmental installation pieces. Held in the museum's 1212 Gallery, this exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition

Dates: April 11 - May 14, 2017
Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Current Valparaiso University art students display works at the Brauer Museum of Art. Held in the museum's Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the public.