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Brauer Museum to debut fall exhibits

Phil Brockington gives members of AAUW a tour of the Brauer Museum of Art, which debuts its fall exhibits Sept. 8.

VALPARAISO — Dunes painter Frank V. Dudley, Douglas Calisch's imaginative mixed-media works and prints of old masters like Rembrandt highlight the fall exhibits at the Brauer Museum of Art on the Valparaiso University campus.

An opening reception is planned on Sept. 8, and the new exhibits will run through Dec. 10.

Visitors can see more than 55 works by Dudley, a legendary Logan Metal of the Arts laureate who painted the Indiana Dunes for more than 40 years and was considered instrumental in its preservation. He's widely considered one of the greatest artists to depict Northwest Indiana over such an extended period.

"One of Dudley’s earliest and most important paintings, included in this exhibition, depicts the Dunes Pageant of 1917, a key event in the history of the preservation of this beloved landscape," Valparaiso University said in a news release. "The centenary exhibition, curated by Brauer Museum Director Gregg Hertzlieb, will be housed in the Wehling, McGill and West Galleries. A book by Dudley scholar James Dabbert accompanies the exhibition and will be available for purchase during the exhibition."

Brauer Museum also will show “Now, Then and Again: The Art of Douglas Calisch,” an exhibition in the Ferguson Gallery that was curated by Associate Curator Gloria Ruff. It features the contemporary artist's "inventive and complex mixed media creations."

Calisch will give a gallery talk Oct. 18.

This fall, the museum also will display prints of renowned artists like Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya in the “Old Master Prints from a Private Collection” in the Education Room.

For more information, visit valpo.edu/brauer-museum-of-art.

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