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film screening

Monday, September 8, 7:00 pm
Watson Forum, PCCM

Filmmaker Linda Hattendorf will introduce, screen and conduct a Q&A on her award-winning 2006 documentary, The Cats of Mirikitani.  The film skillfully weaves Hattendorf’s evolving friendship with a homeless, Japanese-American street artist, Jimmy Mirikitani, with historical events that marked Jimmy’s life—the bombing of Hiroshima, forced internment in a relocation camp in WW II, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11.  It is a story about political injustice, ethical decision-making, loss, identity, and the healing function of art. For more information click here.


 artist lecture

Wednesday, September 10, 4:15pm
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center 

Caleb Weintraub, Assistant Professor of Art at Indiana University, will discuss his latest body of work on display at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center. Weintraub creates paintings and sculptures that convey far flung narratives that examine ritual, memory, and collective fears/fantasies. A reception will follow in the Peeler lobby.

 Artist lecture

Thursday, September 18, 4:00pm
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center 

Artist talk by Joe Nicholson ’62, recipient of DePauw University’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Creative and Performing Arts. Mr. Nicholson’s presentation will occur Thursday at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center. More Information Here

gallery LECTURE

Wednesday, September 24, 4:15pm
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center 

Benito Huerta, Professor of Painting and Director/Curator of the gallery program at University of Texas Arlington, will lecture on contemporary art as it relates to the exhibition Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity. Mr. Huerta is one of several co-curators who selected works for this national traveling exhibition sponsored by the IMLS and NEA. A reception will follow in the Peeler lobby.


Week of October 6, 2014, 7:00pm (date TBA)
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Need to de-stress before midterm papers and exams? Join instructor Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studiofor an hour-long session of relaxation yoga in the Peeler Art Center galleries.  For more information visit or contact Marla directly: This event is free to all DePauw University students, faculty, and staff. (Not a Punch Card Event)


Monday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 15 10am-4pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Students currently enrolled in a studio art course are invited to assist artist David Katz with his installation in the Visual Arts Gallery. Open installation hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm beginning Monday, October 13. For more information, please contact 5th year intern Rebecca Zucker:  or  Craig Hadley: (Not a Punchcard Event)



Thursday, October 16, 4:15pm
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center 

David Katz creates installations that negotiate the intersection of organic bodily forms and architectonic constructions. He will lecture on his latest installation in the Peeler Art Center’s Visual Arts Gallery, as well as previous ceramic projects. A reception will follow in the Peeler lobby.


conflict kitchen

Monday, October 27, 4:15pm
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center 

More information to come.


Wednesday, November 5, 11:45am
University Gallery (upper level), Peeler Art Center 

Project 35 Volume 2 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.  Please join Chaz Evans, professor of new media at DePauw, for a discussion centered on several of the exhibited films.

ART lecture

Wednesday, November 5, 4:15pm
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center

Alejandro Arteaga is a contemporary photographer and writer active in Mexico City. His work frequently comments on official government monuments, the city's largely patrimonial architecture, and images of play and laughter. He is also a contributing editor to the journal Casa del Tiempo, where his photographs frequently appear in a section called "Estampas mexicanas" (Mexican images).


Thursday, November 6, 11:45am
TBA, Peeler Art Center

In collaboration with Artsfest 2014: Art and Laughter, please join us for a discussion on Japanese theatre as it relates to comedy.  The lecture will be led by Pauline Ota (Department of Art and Art History) and Hiroko Chiba (Department of Asian Studies), and will highlight objects from DePauw’s collection of Japanese art and artifacts.


percussion @ peeler

Thursday, December 4, 6:30pm
University Gallery (lower level), Peeler Art Center

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble, directed by Bonnie Whiting, presents its annual program of contemporary solo and chamber works—composed and improvised—in a non-traditional concert setting.  The one-hour performance, in conjunction with the multi-media art exhibition Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, fuses contemporary art and music in the galleries at Peeler. Refreshments will be served following the event.