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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.

Betsy Stirratt_Regimes

Regimes of (dis)order, 2017
Archival pigment prints, oil on canvas, paper, linen thread,    natural objects
Dimensions variable

Betsy Stirratt: Regimes of (dis)order
March 8 – April 10, 2018
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Regimes of (dis)order is an installation based on the institutional archive, library and museum. Through documentation and fabrication, Betsy Stirratt photographs, mounts and organizes images and objects that provide a novel lens through which to regard the natural world. The elements reflect both our unanswered questions about nature and our quest for knowledge.

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Controlled Identity 
Portraiture from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection
February 5 – July 15, 2018
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery, lower level

The DePauw University Permanent Art Collection houses over 200 “portraits”, the majority of which have never been on display during their time with the University. Controlled Identity offers a space and a time for such objects to not only be seen, but to be showcased. These portraits span across media, across cultures, and across time to showcase the best of the best, as well as to point out the vast use of the “portrait” as a visual means to communicate objectification, identification, and subjectification. 
Spring 2018 at the Peeler Galleries is focused on displaying works from our own collection, from our own students, and from our own community. 
Controlled Identity features over fifty works from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection from across media, across cultures, and across time alongside student works from surrounding Putnam County schools. 

The Art of Data_science seniors exhibit 2018

Jane Richardson
Ribbon schematic of CuZn Superoxide, 1983
Ink and pencil on paper
The Art of Data
February 1 – July 15, 2018
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)
Under the guidance of Professor Dan Gurnon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and in collaboration with the Peeler Art Center gallery staff, graduating seniors in the Science Research Fellows program present research from their fields as it relates to visually compelling data sets in biology, chemistry, physics, geoscience, psychology, computer science, and public health.

Altered State_Tamalar

Karen State, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
On loan from the collection of Ian Holliday
Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
January 15 – April 15, 2018
Harrison Hall, Third Floor

This exhibition presents paintings by contemporary artists from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Created after the transition period of 2011, when civilian government replaced oppressive military rule, the paintings illustrate recent artistic practice in Myanmar and present a series of lenses through which to view a rapidly changing society.

Paintings included in Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition are from the collection of contemporary Myanmar paintings of Ian Holliday, the Vice President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong. The exhibition at DePauw University is supported by the Asian Studies program and the Arthur E. Klauser Asian and World Community Collection endowment.