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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.


Thursday October 9, 2014, 7:00pm 
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 restorative 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)



Wednesday, October 15, 4:15pm
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center 

Through the generous support of the Arthur E. Klauser Japan Studies Fund, the Asian Studies Program welcomes Dr. Robert J. Lang aka The Origami Physicist.  For more information and other events relating to his visit click here.



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.



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

Artists Dawn Weleski and Jon Rubin, the creative founders of Conflict Kitchen, will give a lecture about their food-based, collaborative project. Conflict Kitchen is an art project that takes shape as a restaurant in Pittsburgh that only serves food from countries in which the United States is in conflict, with the country of focus changing every few months. The restaurant is currently in its Palestinian phase, and past versions include Afghanistan, North Korea, Cuba, and Iran.  A reception will follow in the Peeler Lobby.

conflict kitchen

Thursday, October 30, 6:00pm
Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics

Dawn Weleski and Robert Sayre, the chef at Conflict Kitchen, will serve a Palestinian meal at Prindle and give a presentation about the politics of food in Palestine and the way it is used to establish cultural identity. The meal will be comprised of several appetizers and a main entrée.
Open to the public, tickets $15 (DePauw students $9), available at the Peeler Art Center front desk M-F, 10am-4pm.  You must have a ticket to attend.



Wednesday, November 5, 11:40am
103, Peeler Art Center 

Please join Chaz Evans, DePauw part-time assistant professor of art and art history, for a discussion centered on the role of satire in his recent body of new media works. Learn more about the artist by visiting his website.  This talk is a part of ArtsFest 2014:  Art & Laughter.





Thursday, November 6, 11:40am
103, 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.  Professors Pauline Ota and Hiroko Chiba will present a brief lecture on the history of comedy in Japanese traditional theater. As part of the lecture, we will also display several of our Japanese masks from the art collection for students to see/ask questions.




Friday, November 7, 11:40am
Auditorium, Peeler Art Center

Artist Talk with Professor Lori Miles: “I Don’t Get It”: Humor and the 21st Century Artist.  The role of humor in art is an oft-neglected part of contemporary art theory, despite its significant presence in American culture and society. Associate Professor of Art and Art History Lori Miles explores this scholarly discomfort with humor, art audiences’ frequent dismissal of humorous artworks, and artists’ reluctance to address humor in this talk which ultimately seeks to answer one question: Can funny art be serious? This talk is a part of ArtsFest 2014:  Art & Laughter.



Chicago trip

Saturday, November 22

This event counts as two punch cards when you go and attend two lectures or tours.  Cost is $35 for the bus ride and $12 admission into the Arts Institute.  To sign up email with your student ID# for the charges.



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.