Brauer Museum to display student, faculty work this spring

The Brauer Museum of Art in Valparaiso

Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum of Art will put the work of students and professors on display this spring.

The annual student art exhibition in the Wehling and McGill Galleries will run through May 13, with a 7 p.m. reception on Wednesday. The free museum in the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts at 1709 Chapel Drive on the VU campus will showcase a variety of traditional and digital pieces, as well as a senior seminar exhibit in the Large Ferguson Gallery.

“The exhibition offers the Brauer Museum the opportunity to display creative and thought-provoking works, while allowing Valpo art students the opportunity to showcase their talents and inspirations,” the university said in a news release.

The Brauer also will display faculty art in the West Gallery and Small Ferguson Gallery, with a 7 p.m. reception on April 20.

“A variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and video will be represented, demonstrating the many approaches to art that faculty members consider in their studios and classrooms,” the university said in the release. “Gallery 1212 will feature paintings and drawings by retired faculty member Robert Sirko. Sirko will give a gallery talk in the Brauer Museum at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3."

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In additional to the visual art on display, people can go to the museum on April 19 to see the 1958 film “The Lineup,” the final installment in the series Thursday Night Noir.

“The film/lecture series offers film screenings and discussions throughout the semester that explore the classic film genre,” Valparaiso University said in a news release. “Four iconic movies have been featured by Indiana University Northwest Performing Arts faculty member and creator of the lecture series, Peter Aglinskas.”

All of the exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit valpo.edu/brauer-museum-of-art or call 219- 464-5365.


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