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Upcoming Exhibits

Chairman Mao is the red sun in our hearts
Lithograph on paper


FEBRUARY 1 – MAY 12, 2016

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Drawn exclusively from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection, The Red Sun in Our Hearts surveys the mid-20th century Socialist Realism art movement from mainland China. Throughout the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, nearly everything from the visual arts and literature to music and theatrical production was created under the watchful eye of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Socialist Realism rejected classical Chinese design elements and Western abstraction in favor of Soviet-inspired aesthetics and function. The CCP printed millions of political posters for decades, covering a wide range of social, economic, and political themes. This exhibition features 38 original political posters as well as stamps, film, and objects from the Cultural Revolution.  



FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 2, 2016

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works created by current DePauw students enrolled in studio art courses.  This year's exhibition will be juried by Dr. William V. Ganis, Chairperson, Department of Art and Design at Indiana State University.

Ji Lee
Univers Revolved Font, a Three-Dimensional Alphabet
, 2004
3-D printed letter forms


FEBRUARY 8 – MAY 12, 2016

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Historically, typography has been designed with two axes in mind, x and y. Today, in contrast, designers are broadening their perceptions about type to accommodate the added dimensions of a digital experiential world. Recent innovations in type design take principles of animation, interactivity, and kinetic movement and combine them with traditional components of typography, resulting in pioneering explorations in motion typography.

This activity made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional funding provided by the Public Occasions Committee.

Faculty exhibition

MARCH 10 – APRIL 5, 2016

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

A tri-annual exhibition featuring recent work by members of the DePauw University studio art faculty.


APRIL 15 - MAY 21, 2016

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors.