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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.

 Doisneau photograph of many looking at gramophone

Robert Doisneau
La Musique de Puces, 1944
Silver gelatin on photographic paper
18-3/16 x 11-1/2 inches
DePauw Art Collection: 1982.12.13

People,                                    Places,                                 Things

20th Century Photography from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection

 June 1 – August 6, 2017


Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Drawn exclusively from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection, People, Places, Things showcases 20th century photographs from around the world. With the invention of the Kodak #1 camera in the late 19th century, photography quickly grew in value because of its ability to replicate details. While photographs started showing up in fine art expos in the mid 19th century, it was not until the 20th century when documentary photography was to be understood as an art form in its own right and stand alongside paintings, engravings, sculptures, etc. 

People, Places, Things features 22 photographs from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection by the following artists: Alan Cohen, Robert Doisneau, Juan Manuel Echavarria, Alen Brazil MacWeeney, and Andy Warhol.