Future Exhibitions


Thomas Lucas: Moving Parts

December 15 – February 25, 2018

The overall vision for the exhibition titled "Moving Parts", by Thomas Lucas presents juxtaposition with diverse ways of creating artworks centered around the medium of Printmaking in addition to a showcase of prints created collaboratively through Hummingbird Press Editions also by artist and master printmaker Thomas Lucas. The work migrates from drawing to sculptural in how it challenges the conventions of traditional materials and process in addition to what it means to be an artist of color within the artworks history and context.

Artist Bio

MFA Merit Scholarship The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. BFA Printmaking Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Founder and Master Printer at Hummingbird Press Editions located in Ravenswood. Thomas has published such artists as Kerry Marshall, William Conger, Richard Hunt, Willie Cole and Barbara Jones-Hogu among others. He recently finished a print with Charly Palmer for Fisk University's Sesquicentennial Celebration along with a special publication of a 1930's lithograph by artist Jean Matulka for McCormick Gallery, Chicago.

He has taught at Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute Chicago., Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Penland School of Crafts and Ox bow and is currently on faculty at Chicago State University and Harold Washington College.

Mr. Lucas was a featured artist in 2011 for Chicago Artist Month. In Lark Crafts Publication, 500 Print on Clay and also featured in The California Print Society's,100 year publication. His own artworks are included in various private and public collections, exhibits nationally and abroad. He has had solo and group exhibitions at Chicago State University, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, Elmhurst College, N'Namdi Contemporary, Miami and Skopelos Greece. Recent commissions for Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events(DCASE) and Chicago Transit Authority(CTA). Gallery representation by N’Namdi Contemporary Miami-Detroit.

Gold Sponsor: Purdue University Black Cultural Center


From Whence I Came:  works by Michael and Howard Martin

December 15 – February 25, 2018

Michael is a fine artist who, for many years, specialized in the art of pencil drawing.  He is a master of drawing the figure and many of his works depict people in everyday human activities.  Michael’s drawings are technically superb and are in many private and public collections, including the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette’s permanent collection.

Silver Sponsor:  Jim and Sandy Bodenmiller


Bridging Borders: Works from the Permanent Collection

December 15 – June 3, 2018

This exhibition features works of art from the museum’s collection that span our continent, reaching past the United States Northern and Southern borders.  Works by Inuit artists from the Northwestern region of North America will be exhibited with pottery from Native America pueblos and paintings by Mexican Modernist artists.