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2017 Past Events

Percussion @ Peeler
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery 
(lower level) 

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble presents its annual program of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion, composed and improvised, in a non-traditional concert setting. Directed by Dr. Ming-Hui Kuo, the one-hour performance fuses contemporary art and music in the galleries at Peeler. Refreshments will be served following the event. 
Senior Art Exhibition: Artist Talks and Opening Reception
Friday, April 21, 2017, 5-7pm and           
Friday, April 28, 2017, 5-7pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors.
Turtle graphics for Slow Art Day Spring 2017 Slow Art Day                                                                     Saturday, April 8, 2017                                                                                                                                            Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.  So join us in the Peeler Art Center lobby on Saturday, April 8th at 11am for a Presidents: DePauw and Beyond themed Slow Art Day that will take us across the DePauw campus and through time.                                                                                                                     Slow Art Day is free and open to the public, and includes snacks!  All ages are welcome to join us!      
Tibetan Teacup Tibetan Art Lecture with Amelia Warren '17
Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:40am
Peeler Room 213

Join art history senior, Amelia Warren, as she lectures on the history and use of tea within Tibet.  She will also be presenting several objects from DePauw's art collection that will be showcased in the upcoming fall Tibetan art exhibition.
Knitting Needles The Peeler Art Center will be hosting Knitting Lunches in partnership with The Hartman House on Thursday, March 16th and Thursday, April 6th from 11:30-12:30pm.                                                                                                                                                             Bring your lunch and enjoy some precious knitting time with others in the Peeler Art Center. Tours of the galleries and collections will be offered during this time for those interested.
Curator Bowie Zunino on Nature Loves Courage 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:15pm
Peeler Auditorium 

Join Bowie Zunino, co-executive director of the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, New York, for a lecture on the traveling exhibition Nature Loves Courage.

Yoga at Peeler

Jeff Barnett-Winsby
Untitled, 2014
Plexi mounted photo
20 x 30 inches
March 20, 2017, 7:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery  (lower level)

Need to de-stress from hectic academic life? Join instructor Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio for 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 and open to all DePauw University students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding community.   
                                                                                       Free of charge!  
Refreshments will be served after!
Lecture and Reception for Georgette Zirbes ’62 
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 4:15pm
Peeler Auditorium

A retrospective exhibition featuring the ceramic works of Georgette Zirbes ’62, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design.
Theodore Clement Steele: A Lecture by Rachel Perry 
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:30 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery 

Join author and curator Rachel Perry for a lecture on the life and artwork of Theodore Clement (TC) Steele. Perhaps the most well-known artist of the “Hoosier Group,” Steele created impressionist portraits and landscape paintings from his studio in Nashville, Indiana.
Juried Show: Opening Reception and
Awards Presentation

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:00 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works created by current DePauw students enrolled in studio art courses. The 2017 exhibition is juried by Mr. Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Associate Professor of Ceramics and Director of Graduate Studies at Indiana University.