Art Prize 2016 - October 5-7, 2016

 The Art Museum partnered with the Discovering Art & Artists Interest Group of the Purdue Women's Club for a trip to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  ArtPrize® is an international art competition held in three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids.  Over 1,500 international artists competed for prizes of more than $500,000!  Two $200,000 grand prize awards were awarded.  One decided by a jury and the other by popular vote. 

Transportation was by a luxury Miller Transportation motor coach, accomodations were at the heart of the ArtPrize venues--in the exquisite Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.  Several of the entries were within the hotel with most others nearby.  Travelers had Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday to enjoy downtown Grand Rapids, the Gerald Ford Museum, the Grand Rapids Art Museum and tour all of the ArtPrize venues within walking distance.  The Frank Lloyd Wright Meyer May Home restored to its 1916 condition by Steelcase Corp. was toured on Thursday Afternoon.  Friday was spent at the fantastic Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park with two galleries of the ArtPrize entries.

Brazilian Kaleidoscope

Friday, September 30, 2016
7 - 8 pm

Sabrina Lastman (voice)
Jamie Newman (keyboard)
Scott Pazera (double bass)
Art Reiner (drums & percussion)

Brazilian music by great composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Hermeto Pascoal, Chico Buarque, Egberto Gismonti, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.


Cruise the collections
with the 2nd century club
Thursday, June 16, 2016


Kendall Smith and Sharon Theobald led a cruise to downtown Indianapolis with Second Century Club members and Board of Director members where theyjoined Curator, Mark Ruschman at the Indiana State Museum for a special tour of 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy and Indiana in 200 Objects.

They then continued on to the Long-Sharp Gallery for a fine art experience at the Conrad Hotel.  Hosted by the Director, Rhonda Long-Sharp, the experience included a chance to talk to our hostess and featured artist, Jason Myers. 


The community opened its heart and toasted the Art Museum at its seventh annual gala, "Heart of Art," on Valentine's Weekend 2016. Guests sipped LaLucca Prosecco and nibbled on appetizers while they perused the 77 items on auction and then filled 24 round tables of eight or 10 in two rooms in the Lafayette Country Club. Many of the 207 diners also went home with auction winnings that ranged from imaginative trip and dinner packages to art, jewelry, gourmet wines and golf.



SOFA Chicago 2015

Wow! The Art Museum's trip to SOFA Chicago Friday, November 6, 2015 was amazing. The art was beautiful and unbelievably creative. SOFA stands for Sculpture,Objects, Functional Art and draws the best of the best from around the world.

We are already talking about a trip to SOFA Chicago in 2017. Thanks to the Purdue Women's Club and the Art League of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette for helping us promote this.  Read more about this day trip





22 life-sized animals sculpted from recycled materials, were featured summer long.  "The Zoo" art is the work of artist Dale Teachout, a top finalist for the Grand Rapids Art Prize 2014.  The sculptor, an assemblage artist from Battle Creek, Mich., currently works in Detroit. He formed the animals using reused plastic, metal, rubber and other materials rescued from landfills.



Greater Lafayette was home to a menagerie of whimsical art during summer 2015. Sponsored by the Art Museum, 40 "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" were painted by local artists and roamed from the 9th Street entrance to the Art Museum through the Downtown to the top of State Street hill in West Lafayette.








APRIL 23, 2015

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette hosted an Art & Dine event at the museum from 5 to 8 pm. Throughout the evening, all were invited to walk through the museum’s exhibits and afterwards, patrons could pick up coupons to eat at Downtown Lafayette restaurants including Restauration, La Scala, and Sylvia’s Brick Oven. The coupons included vouchers for free appetizers, desserts and 20% discounts. There was also be a raffle held for a gift card to Red Seven. Tour guides were present throughout the evening to give guided tours and answer questions about the exhibitions. Thank you to everyone who attended! 

The Grasshopper, black and white woodcut, featured in April 11, 1955 Time Magazine

The Grasshopper, black and white woodcut, featured in April 11, 1955 Time Magazine


Rudy Pozzatti, an Indiana University Professor Emeritus, is skilled in many artistic mediums, but is best known as a master print maker.  He thrilled the Art Museum with a surprise donation of a suite of lithographs titled, "The Twelve Labors of Hercules."  An engaging speaker, he joined us for a public talk focusing on how his life experiences have impacted and shaped his career.


Sabrina Lastman & Jamie Newman

FEBRUARY 20 AND 27, 2015

A Duo concert by vocalist/songwriter Sabrina Lastman and pianist Jamie Newman presented contemporary jazz by North American and Latin American composers, including some of her own material and improvisations.  

Second Century Club
Exclusive Spring Tour June18, 2015

  The ABC's of the Art Auction World
Collecting, Living with and Investing in Art



Heart of Art 2015

Friday February 13, 2015 at Lafayette Country Club.

Fine wines from Carroll Wine and Spirits were paired
with plates created by the Country Club Chef and presented by Anthony Cawdron.

This event sold out again this year and the former Heart of Art fundraising record (set in 2014) was surpassed - again! A heartfelt 'Thank You!" goes out to everyone who donated auction items and everyone who attended the event. See you next year! 

Art Prize Trip to Grand Rapids, MI

October 2014

The Art museum is partnered with the Purdue Women’s Club to offer a trip to the Grand Rapids, MI  ArtPrize®, an independently organized international art competition held for 19 days in three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids.  Art from around the world pops up in every part of the downtown.