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Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

102 S. 10th Street
Lafayette, Indiana

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.

Main Attraction(s): 

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette offers an exciting year round schedule of exhibitions, classes, educational programming, and a free children's activity area.

Major Collections:

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.

Permanent Exhibits:

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 glass,   "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 Biannual Exhibition

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 additional benefits.

From I-65 take 38 to downtown Lafayette. Take a left on 10th Street, head two blocks and park!


Key Personnel:

Kendall Smith, Executive Director
   Jill Parrin
   Michael Atwell

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