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Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
102 S. 10th Street
Phone: 765-742-1128 --
Statement of Purpose:
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is dedicated to celebrating the
power of art to inspire, challenge, and instruct our community through
collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette offers an exciting year round
schedule of exhibitions, classes, educational programming, and a free
children's activity area.
The museum's collection primarily focuses on Indiana and American
art with special interests in Rookwood Pottery, the Impressionists of
Indiana, and Latino prints. The museum offers a year-round schedule of
temporary exhibitions that spotlight contemporary regional artists as
well as art historical subjects.
A permanent exhibition of the museum's collection of historical
Indiana and American art is on view year round in the museum's Weil
Gallery. Such important artists as Henry Ossawa Tanner, George Winter,
and TC Steele can be found.
Calendar of Events:
March 31 – May 19, 2007
New Artists 2007 – Juried Exhibition for Emerging Local Artists
The New Artists 2007 exhibition represents a 28-year partnership
between Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, the Art Museum of
Greater Lafayette and area high school art teachers. Entries are
solicited from high schools in nine surrounding counties and
evaluated by two impartial, professional judges. Approximately
125 works of art will be selected for display. Awards include
Best of Show, the Tri Kappa Award and the Director’s Choice
Award, as well as prizes for first place in the following
categories: ceramics; digital art; drawing; graphic design;
jewelry and metalsmithing; mixed media; painting; photography;
printmaking; sculpture; and textiles and fiber design. The
opening reception is at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette on
Friday, March 30, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The awards ceremony is
April 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
June 1 - Aug. 25, 2007
East Gallery - "Works on Paper" from the Permanent Collection
McDonald Gallery - From beyond the drinking
"Transparencies and Reflections", the first regional exhibition
of studio art glass featuring blown, cast, fused,
lampworked, sand-blasted, scientific, neon and stained glass.
Thirteen area artists will exhibit their work. A delight to the
eyes, come see this wonderful selection of artists who represent
their unique expressions in glass. Treat yourself to a peek at
the wonders of glass in your own backyard.
Sept 7 - Nov 17, 2007
East Gallery - "Common Ground: Hoosier Plein Air Painters".
A close knit group of artists from the Indiana Plein Air Painters
Association, have come together to share their love of nature and
passion for painting, by capturing scenic impressions of the Hoosier
State on location. Holding true to the fact that Indiana has a strong
tradition of landscape painting, each member of the group feel it
important to promote outdoor landscape painting and are offering the
Lafayette community the opportunity to share in the show "Common
Ground". Come and enjoy for yourself the creations of these Hoosier
Plein Air Painters.
McDonald Gallery - "Fifty American Potters" - from the ceramics
collection of Bruno and Mary Moser. This exhibition includes over 100
artistic works of fifty nationally recognized contemporary American
potters. The Moser’s collection is some of the finest eye-pleasing
functional pottery currently available from America’s and Indiana’s
best ceramic artists. Included are teapots, pitchers, platters,
bottles, vases and bowls, as well as strictly art pieces. Their
collection was recently featured in the October 2006 issue of
“Ceramics Monthly”, a leading US magazine for ceramic artists and
collectors. This is a “must see” exhibit for those with an interest in
pottery making or collecting. Visit this exhibit and experience the
spirit of the individual potter, expressed in oneness with the clay,
fire, and creativity.
November 30, 2007 - February 15, 2008
East Gallery - "Through the Photographer's Lens": An Indiana
McDonald Gallery - "Mexican Modernists and Contemporary Art"
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am
to 4pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Admission & Directions:
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Members receive
From I-65 take 38 to downtown Lafayette. Take a left on 10th Street,
head two blocks and park!
Kendall Smith, Executive Director
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