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the indiana artists member exhibit
opening reception SEPTEMBER 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Indiana Artists Member Exhibit is held at the end of every year at changing locations throughout Indiana.  For the state's Bicentennial year, the exhibit will be here.  

Formerly known as the Indiana Artists Club, Indiana Artists was founded in 1917 by 46 prominent artists.  The exhibit features a wide variety of styles and mediums both contemporary and traditional.  Most works in the exhibition will be available for purchase.

September 23 - November 27, 2016

Janet Scudder Centennial Medal, 1916

Janet Scudder Centennial Medal, 1916

Sponsored by State Senator Ron Alting

A Bicentennial Legacy Exhibition ArtSmart: Indiana

Thru November 27
in the weil galleries

Original works of art from private, public and our own permanent collection span the history of the state of Indiana in this historic exhibit.  ArtSmart: Indiana is a free, web-based program that public and private school educators use to teach the history of our state through the work of its artists.  The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette created the program in 1986 and has supported it's growth to become a premier free program that meets Indiana's Academic Standards for fourth-grade Social Studies, integrating language arts, math, science and media studies.

The first Indiana state flag will be on display at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette beginning September 23. 

In conjunction with the state's 200th birthday, the Indiana Historical Bureau has agreed to lend it to the museum in recognition of its founding of ArtSmart: Indiana,  the flag will be displayed in the Weil Galleries, as part of the Bicentennial Legacy Exhibition, ArtSmart: Indiana art exhibit that spans the history of the state with original works from private and public collections, as well as the museum's permanent collection.  It is believed to be one of only three exhibits statewide that capture all 200 years of the state's history.

The flag was adopted by the General Assembly in 1917 as a part of the commemoration of the state's centennial. A gold torch shines in the center of a field of blue, to represent liberty and enlightenment. Around the torch are 19 stars representing Indiana's place as the 19th state to join the Union.

The flag this year has been on display in only a few locations: the Indiana State Museum; Corydon, our first state capital; and Mooresville where Hadley was born. It will finish the year on display at the Indiana State Capitol.

The 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission designated ArtSmart: Indiana as a 2016 Bicentennial Legacy Project. In celebration, Sen. Ron Alting sponsored an ArtSmart: Indiana exhibit at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette that runs through Nov. 27. The installation of the original Indiana flag is made possible with a Masterpiece Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Museum Fine Art Sale

untitled Rob O'Dell Watercolor  

untitled Rob O'Dell Watercolor


October 14, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is holding an Art Sale. It will run through February 12, 2017.  The works are original pieces that have been gifted to the museum over the past decade, but were not included in the permanent collection. The fine Art Sale will be held in four rounds and includes a painting being sold by "silent"

Round 1 will continue through October 30.  You can pick up the art you have purchased on October 31
Round 2 November 4 - 30,
Round 3 December 5 - 19
Round 4 December 23 - February 12

The last time the museum held such a sale was in 2006.  Artwork will all be displayed in the Shook Gallery at the museum.  Works for sale will include a variety of mediums including painting, etching and watercolor.  Proceeds from the sale will be used to benefit the museum’s permanent collection.

“With the holidays coming up, this is a perfect time for us to hold the Art Sale,” said Kendall Smith, Executive Director of the Art Museum. “We have set very reasonable prices for each piece. If anyone is looking for a unique gift, has been wanting to purchase an original piece of artwork, or would like to add to their collection, they won’t want to miss this opportunity.”