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Upcoming Exhibits


A Fragile Permanece, 2014
wood, duct tape, mylar tape, colored pencil, gesso,
foil lined bubble wrap
site specific installation - dimensions variable

Jason S. Yi: Terraform

October 6 - December 9, 2016

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An investigation of our terrestrial existence and experience critically affect Jason S. Yi’s work.  The created forms and images become amalgamations of natural and built surroundings addressing the environmental and societal issues shaping the world.  He incorporates humble materials and detritus to produce reimagined landscapes that reflect and critique conditions of contemporary society.

Former architectural education and experience inform the work of psychology of spatial perceptions and his subsequent compositional decisions.  An array of thoughts including environmental havoc transforming landscapes and human lives is intertwined to form a new visual terrain underscoring the nuances of perceptual experience and destabilizing our sense of reality.

This exhibition is made possible by the Arthur E. Klauser Asian & World Community Collection Endowment and the Asian Studies Program at DePauw University.


FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 1, 2017

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.


Afternoon at the House of the Singing Winds, 1908
oil on linen
Gift of Betty Davis Givens ’54 and David W. Givens

From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artwork of T.C. Steele

FEBRUARY 1 – JULY 1, 2017

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Indiana artist Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) is perhaps the most widely-celebrated Hoosier Impressionist painter of the early 20th century. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artwork of T.C. Steele highlights paintings and sketches drawn from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. A master of capturing both landscape and the human figure in oil paint, Steele was instrumental in establishing the Brown County Artist Colony near Nashville, Indiana. Yet, few within the DePauw community are aware of the significant historic and modern ties between Steele and the University.


FEBRUARY 7 – MAY 11, 2017

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Nature Loves Courage brings together ten emerging New York City artists who step boldly into the outside. The work interprets nature through the lens of the City and deals with the untamed natural world, constructed landscapes, and human interventions. Taking psychedelics proselytizer Terence McKenna’s famous adage as its title, the exhibition features artists who investigate the processes through which nature is manipulated and mediated -- living in it, changing it, improving it, and fighting it.

Georgette Zirbes ‘62

MARCH 10 – APRIL 9, 2017

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

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.


APRIL 21 - MAY 20, 2017

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

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