Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art
Address 1: VU Center for the Arts
1709 Chapel Dr
Zip Code: 46383
Alt. Phone: 219-464-5761
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon – 5:00 p.m.
Directions: Lat: 41.4644 Long: 87.0396 The Brauer Museum of Art is located in the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts. From Chicago, take Toll Road 80/90 East. Take exit 31 (Chesterton) to State Rte 49 South. Travel 9 miles on State Rte 49 and take the 2nd Valparaiso exit (US Route 30 west). Go to Sturdy Rd/State Rte 130 and take a right. Take a left onto Chapel Dr. The Center for the Arts will be on your right.
Lat/Long: 41.4634884, -87.0398723
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 and 20th-century American art and international religious art. The museum's permanent collection, numbering more than 3,000 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.