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Current Exhibits

Each year, the Peeler Art Center gallery program presents a wide range of exhibitions and related programming. From traveling exhibitions of national and international significance to shows featuring the work of current students, faculty, and alumni, the gallery program strives to offer a dynamic schedule of interdisciplinary visual experiences.

Jiha Moon's Double Welcome

Jiha Moon
Double Welcome, 2014
Ink and acrylic on Hanji mounted on canvas
18 H x 18 W inches
Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here

August 25 - October 29, 2017

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

DePauw University is pleased to present an exhibition featuring new works by multi-media artist Jiha Moon (Korean, Born 1973). Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Featuring over fifty works, Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds© and smart phone Emojis which float alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods, in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign simultaneously.

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art and Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

Funding for the exhibition is generously provided by the Arthur E. Klauser Endowment and the Asian Studies program.

Shakyamuni Stong Sku or 1000 Bodies
Shakyamuni Stong Sku (or 1000 bodies)
Early- mid 20th century
Painted pigment on silk
54 H x 29 W inches
Gift of Bruce Walker '53

Infinite splendor, infinite light: the bruce walker '53 collection of tibetan religious art

August 25 - December 15, 2017

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Bruce Walker graduated from DePauw in 1953. After two years in the Marine Corps, he became a case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (1956-1973), working on the Agency's Tibetan resistance project 1960-1968. While stationed in India and Sikkim during the period 1962-1968, he assembled an impressive collection of Tibetan thangkas, works on paper, and religious objects which he donated to DePauw in 2002. The exhibition is also accompanied by a full color catalog with contributions from DePauw University students, faculty, and staff.

Funding for the exhibition and print catalog is generously provided by: the Arthur E. Klauser Endowment, Asian Studies, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Larry & Lesley Stimpert Endowment Fund, Peace & Conflict Studies, the Efroymson Family Fund: A Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund, and the Prindle Institute for Ethics.

Romare Bearden_In the Garden

Romare Bearden
In the Garden, 1979
Lithograph on paper
Gift of Richard F. and Evelyn C. Cox
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation,    
Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Pulled, Pressed, and Screened: Important American Prints

August 30 - December 10, 2017

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

This exhibition of 51 important American prints surveys the activities of artists who put designs on paper during this exciting period. Thomas Hart Benton, Anne Ryan, Milton Avery, Dorothy Dehner, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Catlett, Jasper Johns and Romare Bearden are a few of the artists represented in this examination of the growth in popularity of printmaking among American artists during this 50-year period. Especially significant are the contributions of women to printmaking during this period as well as the impact of African American artists on the graphic arts. Combined with artists who immigrated to the United States during these decades and the increased numbers of painters and sculptors who took up printmaking, this exhibition makes abundantly clear the egalitarian nature of the print.

Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection.

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