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woman with her right hand resting on the side of her head Curator Lecture with Maggie Leininger
Tuesday, November 16, 2021,
4:00-5:00 pm (EDT)                   
Peeler Art Center, Lower Level Gallery

Out of Isolation features work from the DePauw University Art Collection that captures a sense of isolation, contemplation, reflection, and observation. The exhibition includes a wide range of media including paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, videos and Japanese screens that provide viewers with a contemplative environment encompassing remote landscapes, desolate streets, and empty interiors. Curated with assistance by DePauw University’s Klauser Fellow, Austin Canales, Out of Isolation visually articulates moments that many of us most likely have experienced during our remote living/working/studying during the past year and a half. The exhibition will be on view from August 30 thru December 10, 2021.

This gallery talk given by Director and Curator Maggie Leininger will be free  and open to the public in the lower gallery in Peeler Art Center.
Cake with white frosting Readymade Art Feast
Sunday, November 7th, 2021,
2:00-4:00 pm (EDT)
Peeler Art Center, Lobby

Come to Peeler Art Center on Sunday, November 7th from 2-4pm to explore the relationship between cake and art! Each participant will be able to decorate their own individual mini-cake to take home and enjoy as we consider the use of the readymade, or highly recognizable reproduced object, in art. No experience necessary and it is FREE! Due to preparation needs, we kindly ask you to RSVP for the event by emailing mscott@depauw.edu.
black and white close-up photo of shells Artist Talk: Rachel Eng
Monday, November 1, 2021, 7-8pm (EDT)
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Artist Rachel Eng, will lecture on her artworks in Residue. The exhibits subject matter is our environment and our changing relationship to it.

This artist lecture will be open to the public on Monday, November 1, 2021 at  7-8 (EDT) pm in the Peeler Art Center Auditorium.

Funding has been made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
Tucan logo for the Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
Sneakers with a map on the inside plus a compass attached to outside Gallery talk about the exhibition     
(Mis) Perceptions
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021,
4:30 pm (EDT)
Peeler Art Center, Upper level Gallery

Join us and DePauw alumni Caleigh Ranjo (’21), Anjali Chebrolu (’21) and Simon Lee (’20) in Peeler’s upper gallery for a gallery talk and tour of the (Mis)Perceptions of Art exhibit.

Caleigh, Anjali and Simon will touch on practical considerations of designing a museum exhibit, the curatorial process and how (Mis)Perceptions challenges traditional museum exhibits. Their gallery talk will be followed by a Q&A session, and snacks in the Peeler lobby. We hope to see you there!  
colorful representation in bright pink and blue with fluorescent colors

Gallery Talk and for Claire Ashley
Tuesday, September 21, 2021,
4:15-5:15 pm (EDT)                   
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery 

Artist Claire Ashley, will lecture on her artworks in Cosmoculus. Exploring the notion of a dimensional painting, the allure of color, and the whimsical nature of art, Claire Ashley creates one-of-a-kind installations for viewers to enjoy. The inflatable sculptures also take on a life of their own as they billow in their environments alongside each other. The perceptible and even imperceptible movements that are generated through the process of inflating each of these sculptures connects to Ashley’s interest in the chaotic and unpredictable. 

This artist lecture will be open to the public on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:15 pm (EDT) in the Peeler Art Center Auditorium.

2021 Graduating Seniors

Senior Art Exhibition: Artist Talks 
Wednesday and Thursday, May 5-6, 2021, 8-9 pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors. Join Zoom meeting here for Wednesday May 5th and here for Thursday May 6th.

Person holding a picture of a print in a book

As a part of Peeler Art Center’s other exhibit, An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy, a free workshop for students, faculty, and staff of DePauw University will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:30 to Noon. We are excited to host a socially distanced event that will guide participants through the processes of creating an etched print similar to those of James McNeill Whistler and his contemporaries. Space is limited, so please sign up today in campus labs.

We regret that we cannot make this event open to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2021 Student Juried Exhibit

2021 Annual Juried Show talk
Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 8:00 pm est
Zoom online

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works created by current DePauw students enrolled in studio art courses.  This year's exhibition will be online juried by Alexandra Chamberlain, Virtual Administrator for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.

2021 Lori Miles exhibit

Lori Miles
Waiting Pool, 2021
Free print-from-home
digital photo

Artist Talk
Thursday, March 11, 2020, 8-9pm
On Zoom

In an exercise of salutary art, Professor Lori Miles will be selling off her entire career of artworks for rock-bottom prices. 


Shifting Gaze
Kyle Meyer, 
Unidentified 61, 2018
image used through permission via
Mennello Museum of American Art

Curator talk by Maggie Leininger
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 8-9pm
Online on Zoom

Join us for a curator talk by Maggie Leininger, Director and Curator of Peeler Art Center, as she highlights some of the artists in Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black and Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art. The exhibition consists of work from 27 artists who delve into the issues of race, identity, sexuality, displacement, and belonging. In addition to artist concepts and inspiration, Leininger will also address the disparity between exhibiting and collecting work created by people of color.

Organized by Mennello Museum of American Art, Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black and Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art features the extraordinary vision and passionate quest of the Winter Park collector Dr. Feldman who shares with us an unparalleled visual intellect fueled by his knowledge, curiosity, humanity, and keen eye. Visit Galleries at Peeler for a full catalog of the exhibition. The exhibition will be viewable online by the end of March and will be on view until June 20, 2021.