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Upcoming Exhibits


Urban Weather Prairies Symphonic
Studies in D, 2009
Reed, wood, data

Nathalie miebach

October 27 – December 11, 2015

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Nathalie Miebach’s work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, she translates scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology into woven sculptures. Her method of translation is principally that of weaving – in particular basket weaving – as it provides her with a simple yet highly effective grid through which to interpret data in three-dimensional space. By staying true to the numbers, these woven pieces tread an uneasy divide between functioning both as sculptures in space as well as instruments that could be used in the actual environment from which the data originates.

Her recent TED talk, delivered in 2011, can be viewed online by clicking here.

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


FEBRUARY 1 – MAY 12, 2016

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower and upper levels)

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 and upper levels)

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.