Events

2023 Exhibition Calendar

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Hoosier Women Artists: Trailblazers and Beyond

September 9 - October 28

The Hoosier Women Artists: Trailblazers and Beyond stands as an exquisite testament to the profound impact of women on the artistic landscape. This exhibition showcases both historic and contemporary paintings, ceramics, and textiles by Indiana women, unveiling a captivating journey through time. The spirit of female artists not only contributes to Indiana's artistic heritage, but also serves as a mirror reflecting the triumphant combination of skill, unyielding determination, and boundless creativity.

The exhibition captures the essence of life in Indiana, seamlessly transitioning from the bucolic tapestry of rural landscapes to the vivacious pulse of urban settings. Each brushstroke, ceramic curve, and intricately woven textile bears witness to the dedication these women have poured into their craft, immortalizing their role in shaping the cultural legacy of Indiana art.

Artists on display include Ada Shulz, Lucy Hartrath and Janet Scudder who struggled to gain recognition at a time when fine arts were relegated to men, and that women produced utilitarian objects for home life. A collection of quilts donated by the Pflume family and a sampling of pottery by Julia Livingston round out the presentation of textiles, glass work and pottery.

This exhibition includes over 200 pieces of artwork that have been curated to demonstrate the depth and scope of Indiana women artists.

Past Exhibits

2023

Marvelous Marvin Bartel ceramics

2022

Celebrating Black Culture: Featuring Works by Bing Davis and Peter Rujuwa

Generations Fine Art Show and Exhibition

Hilary Eddy: Magical Realism. Featuring works from The Dorothy Murphy Collection in memory of Patrice and Michael

Indiana Realities: Regionalist Painters, 1930-1945

2021

Tuck Langland: Egypt Revisited

The Art of Teapots

2020

On the Shoulders of Ancestors: The Art of Willis Bing Davis (Virtual Exhibition)

Retro in Clay: Mid Century-Ceramics

2019

Indiana's Grand Art Tradition: Hoosier Art Shines On

Karl Martz and the Legacy of Indiana University Ceramics

St. Louis World Fair