Galleries and Museum Shop open 11-4 daily except major holidays and between exhibitions
Making It In Crafts III | Through Aug. 27 | This exhibition features 140 works by 51 prominent professional craft artists (clay, glass, metal, wood-working and fiber), from 25 states plus Canada and Australia. These artists make their livings by creating and selling fine-art crafts. Many are juried participants in the most prestigious art shows in the U.S. Guest curator Jim Sondgeroth has selected and invited each artist. This unique exhibit expands on the first two Making It In Crafts exhibits shown at the Art Museum in 2011 and 2014.
Platinum Sponsor: Reed & Company, Barb and Tom Reed |  Gold Sponsor: Keystone Architecture

Wonderful Women: From the Permanent Collection | June 23-Nov. 5 | This exhibit features women artists whose work is in the Art Museum's permanent collection.  Spanning over 100 years, works by these women show their creative versatility from 1890s pottery by our founder, Laura Ann Fry, to contemporary work by many living artists in our community. The ArtSmart: Indiana team has researched each artist and many of them will have their stories published on a panel beside their piece. 
Opening Reception June 23, 5:30-7:30 hosted by the Art League.

Sponsor: Kristel Kaye 
Dennis Wischmeier: Changing Seasons | June 23-Sept. 24 | When Dennis Wischmeier sees something that touches him, he wants to capture that moment, relive it and share what he saw or felt with others. He is a registered architect by profession. For his final thesis at the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning in 1978, he designed a new facility on the Wabash River for the Lafayette Art Association (now the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette). His plans will be exhibited with his paintings.  Opening Reception June 23, 5:30-7:30 hosted by the Art League.
Adirondack Allure: Plein Air Paintings by Ron Burgess and Rick Wilson | Through June 4. Burgess and Wilson often paint outside together. Burgess is a Lafayette native who teaches at the Art Museum. Wilson is a native of Edinburgh, Indiana. 
Art of the Endowment | Through June 4 | This exhibit focuses on the power of endowment and features permanent collection works purchased by the Art Museum with funds provided by the Connie F. and Richard E. Grace Endowment Fund. 
Sponsor: Connie F. and Richard E. Grace
Eleanor Brockenbrough 
Boston Tenements

Dennis Wischmeier
Cottage by the Creek

Art in the ParkThe Art Museum will be at Art in the Park in Columbian Park June 6 and June 27. Kids and adults will be invited to participate in our Artist Trading Cards activity. Art in the Park runs from 6-9 p.m.  

Opening Reception An opening reception for the Wonderful Women: From the Permanent Collection and the Dennis Wischmeier: Changing Seasons exhibits will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23. The museum's Art League will host the reception, which is open to the public.
Friday Night LiveSinger/songwriter/guitarist Travis Kearney is the June Friday Night Live performer. His program is titled "On Ropes and Razors." The performance will be 7-8 p.m. June 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. so attendees can view the Art Museum's exhibits beforehand. Seating is limited. Admission is free thanks to sponsor Alberta Barker, Jim and Sandy Bodenmiller and Purdue Federal Credit Union.
Gallery TalkJennifer McCurdy will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, in the Shook Gallery on her career in art. Jennifer's work is represented in Making it in Crafts III. The talk is free and open to the public.
Teacher WorkshopThe Art Museum of Greater Lafayette will host stARTsmART, a workshop for K-12 area teachers of all disciplines. Through the workshop, led by Robert Sabol, a Purdue University professor of visual and performing arts, they will learn how to better integrate art into their lesson plans. Cost is $25, and registration is limited to 30 teachers. For more information and to register, go to

Jennifer McCurdy


Digital Painting and Drawing for Kids with Jeri Foley. For ages 6-12. 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 3-24.

Transparent Watercolors for Beginners  with Rebecca Brody, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 6-July 18. 

Drawing Basics for Kids with Anne Parks. For ages 7-12. 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, June 7-July 26.
Painting for Kids with Anne Parks. For ages 7-12. 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, June 7-July 26.
Digital Painting and Drawing for Teens with Jeri Foley. For ages 13-18. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10.
Underwater Adventures with Elizabeth Lincourt. 9 a.m.-noon June 12-17. This is a
summer art camp for ages 7 - 14, focusing on watercolor painting.
Realistic Drawing with James Werner. For ages 10 and up. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19-23.
Pottery 1: Intro to Clay. For adults. 6-9 p.m. Mondays, June 19-Aug. 14.
Pottery II: Intermediate Clay. For adults. 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 22-Aug. 17.
Pottery III: Advanced Studio Pottery. For adults. 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 20-Aug. 15.
Glass Fusing for Kids with Sharon Owens at Inspired Fire, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 7.
Beginning Glass Fusing or Flameworking for youth and adults age 14 and above with Sharon Owens at Inspired Fire, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 10.
Ongoing Classes that can be joined at anytime include Live Model Open Studio, Watercolors with Lorie Amick, Yoga at the Museum with Debra Steinhauer. 


The Art Museum participated in the first Gallery Walk of the season May 19. The museum was represented at the Henriett Group offices in the Renaissance Building where an exhibit by Bea Smith and Glenda McClatchey was opening that evening. The show runs through June 30. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
Upcoming  The 2nd Century Club's annual spring tour will take a look at the art and architecture of South Bend on June 21. Club members will join Museum Executive Director   K endall Smith and Sharon Theobald on this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour to the South Bend Museum of Art, Century Center and the University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art.  After a comfortable 55-passenger motor coach ride, lunch will at the Tippecanoe Place restaurant in the historic Studebaker Mansion. Then the group will join Executive Director Susan Visser for a tour of the South Bend Museum of Art in Century Center on the St. Joseph River. That will be f ollowed by a visit to the Snite Museum, led by Associate Director Anne Knoll. The group will depart at 9:30 a.m. and arrive back home at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65, including lunch and transportation. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY JUNE 2 AT 5 p.m. and are available at

2nd Century Club members, who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Art Museum, are invited to an annual private behind-the-scenes art tour to another location; a club members-onl y annual dinner; private champagne exhibition previews and meetings with the artists; priority invitations to Art Museum special events and tours.
All Art Museum members  always get a 10% discount on studio art classes and purchases from the Museum Shop and the Columbian Park Zoo Gift Shop.

Friend level and above members receive free admission and museum shop discounts at over 1,000 museum through automatic membership in North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)

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