Future Exhibits


The Un-limited Figure: Creating an Afterlife for Retail Mannequins

 December 14, 2018 – March 3, 2019

East Gallery

Artists Lorie Amick and LaDonna Vohar were honored and excited about the opportunity to have an exhibit at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. After the initial excitement subsided, the quandary of a theme for the show set in. After tossing around a number of ideas the solution presented itself at the Tippecanoe Mall. The Limited was going out of business and all of their mannequins were for sale.  They decided that these mannequins were the perfect starting point.

“While we began with typical female mannequins they have been altered and transformed into fine art sculpture. We have cut, drilled, sanded, added, taken away, and relocated parts. We have used them as molds to form partial figures. We have used copper, Styrofoam, wax, fabric, Venetian plaster, Epoxy clays and many other materials.The final results will be an exhibit of new creations. Some we will wall mount, some will be on pedestals, some free standing, and even a few that have been designed to be outdoor sculptures.Retail stores are at the crossroads of change and are having to reinvent themselves to remain relevant. These art pieces have been reinvented and therefore are relevant.”


Southern Roots-Revisited: Paintings by Sandra Bridges

 December 14, 2018 – March 3, 2019

McDonald Gallery

Artist Sandra Bridges is primarily an oil painter and is from Chicago, Illinois.  Sandra is known for creating emotionally charged paintings - be it her ability to capture the energy of a jazz performance or the strength of character on a subjects face.  In a sense Sandra's work serves as a social bridge.  Her powerful work stands as an exploration of the past, present and future, revealing that we are all linked in some way.   

Southern Roots - Revisited is a showing of oil paintings, a visual journey taking you into an African American experience and glimpses into a timeless connection.  The artist describes this series by stating, “THIS IS….My sentimental journey, a déjà vu experience of the unexpected and of my reflections and memories revisited. It is a conjuring up and revitalizing story told by my parents and grandparents of a time unknown to me yet very familiar because of the visions that come before my eyes. These paintings are endearing and contemplative. They draw you into the deep experience of our human condition. My hope is that you feel it. I may not have been there physically but I can bring it to view as we ponder that experience together both mentally and spiritually. They are intended for you to go deep within.”


Narratives: Works from the permanent collection

 December 14, 2018 – June 2, 2019

Weil Gallery

Many of the nearly 1,400 works of art in the Art Museum’s permanent collection have a story to tell and in this exhibition, we will explore some of those works and interpret the stories that they hold.  A narrative may reveal itself when the viewer looks closely at a work of art, or they may be uncovered when we learn about the artist’s personal story.  Curator, Michael Crowthers and Collections Committee chair, Mona Berg, have chosen many of the works for this show, because they have rarely been exhibited.  This will create an opportunity for visitors to become engaged, not only visually, but also through narrative interpretation.


New Artists 2019: A Juried Regional High School Art Exhibit

March 14 – April 21, 2019

East and McDonald Galleries 

This year will mark the 39th year of this exhibition. Organized and hosted by the Art League, this juried exhibition will highlight the work of talented high school artists from eleven area high schools.  High school art teachers select the best works by their students to submit for the show.  Professional artists in each category will select those to be included.  There are usually over 300 entries and only 1/3 will be chosen for the exhibit.  Cash awards are given by category and for the “best of show.”  In addition, there are several special awards bestowed.  One of our most-visited exhibitions, New Artists annually draws over 4,000 visitors from throughout our region.


Status: Fluid Dynamic, works by Jason Meyers

May 10 – September 1, 2019

East Gallery 

Status: Fluid/Dynamic captures the dynamics of the world by illustrating the way our lives react to the fluid stream of information surrounding us.  The intent is to capture the emergence or destruction of a form by exposing the evolution of the process. Energy from the working process, influences its trajectory through cyberspace, then reacts once again when it returns in a material form.  A mark born in the physical world, navigates a virtual universe in dot matrix, and then reappears in the natural realm. 

A dialogue is formed, corrupted, questioned, and reformed throughout the duration of the piece. LIFE itself is broken down into selective layers by extracting content directly from the world around us. Each layer of content contains literal, conceptual, and visual assets reduced or enhanced to their purist form. The act of weaving similar and contrasting parts of each layer teases an addition to the 2 dimensional planes: a flirtation with the Z-axis.  The newly created fusion of elements challenges the question of space within an abstract thought. Space re emerges through a different vocabulary, forcing itself upon, around, and through the form in contradictory ways. The collective area on the canvas, which records the layers of expressive residue, displays the conscience interaction with these abstract ideas.  The residue is the manifestation of this work.


Discovery Through Brush & Lens: Niches Land Trust

May 10 – September 1, 2019

McDonald Gallery

The Discovery Through Brush and Lens (DTBL) project is a collaboration of four professional artists to paint and photograph most of the 40+ NICHES (Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive) Land Trust properties located in North Central Indiana. NICHES Land Trust protects, restores and sustains Northern Indiana’s ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for the education, appreciation and enjoyment of current and future generations.

The artists – Dan Annarino, Rena Brouwer, Terry Lacy and Alan McConnell – have been painting and photographing the Indiana landscape for many years, as well as hiking and enjoying the various NICHES properties. During the project they will collaborate at the NICHES property sites, as well as doing studio work, to create a body of artwork based on their interpretations and personal experiences. The four artists’ styles and techniques are quite different and mediums will include watercolor, oil, paper-pulp paintings, digital work and large-format photography.


Black American Voices: Featuring the Zamora Collection

 September 20 – December 1, 2019

East Gallery

The exhibition, Black American Voices, is based on the book of the same name that features The Antonio & Betty Zamora Collection of African Art in juxtaposition to photographs of Black Americans and a narrative that is the result of conversations and interviews that Joe Barry Carroll had with family, friends, and others.Selected works from the Zamora Collection with be displayed in combination with excerpts from the book to explore the wonderful history within the artwork and the amazing cultural narratives of those who shared their life story.


My View From Seven Feet: Paintings by Joe Barry Carroll

September 20 – December 1, 2019

McDonald Gallery

Joe Barry Carroll began painting in his home studio several years ago.  In that time he has quickly amassed a series of work that explore his roots and perspective.  Carroll uses paintings to tell stories.  These stories have explored the people who have guided him, the places he has encountered, his experience growing up in the American south, and his travels in during his professional career in the NBA.