Valparaiso University, Brauer Museum of Art

Collection focuses on American art and international religious art.

The Brauer Museum of Art is home to a nationally recognized collection of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century American art.

It also houses the largest known collection of works by Junius R. Sloan (1827-1900), a Hudson River School painter who lived and worked in the Midwest. Other points of focus within the collection include world religious art and Midwestern regional art.

Along with displaying selections from its permanent collection, the Brauer Museum hosts a full schedule of special exhibitions and events.

Permanent Collection
The Brauer Museum boasts a collection of more than 5,000 works of art from the mid-19th century to the present. Also included are world religious art and Midwestern regional art. The collection comprises paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs.

Selections from the permanent collection are always on view in two of the Museum’s seven galleries and are frequently included in special exhibitions. Virtual exhibitions that highlight aspects of the collection are always available on the website.

Prominent works featured in the collection include landscapes by Frederic E. Church, Asher B. Durand, and John F. Kensett; large late-19th century paintings by T. Alexander Harrison and Elizabeth Nourse; Impressionist paintings by Karl Anderson, Childe Hassam, and Robert Reid; urban realist paintings by William Glackens and John Sloan; modernist paintings by John Marin, Walt Kuhn, and Georgia O’Keeffe; and contemporary works from artists such as Elaine de Kooning, Ed Paschke, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, and Ansel Adams.

Image Captions

1 Ansel Adams, (1902-1984) Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, 1926 Photograph -- B&W (gelatin silver), 11 x 8 1/4 inches Gift of the Friends of Art Brauer Museum of Art, 2000.04 2 Karl Anderson (1874-1956) The Idlers, August, 1909 Oil on canvas, 49 3/4 x 51 5/8 inches Gift of Percy H. Sloan Brauer Museum of Art, 53.01.109 3 William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Portrait of Baroness Ida-Gro van Dahlerup, ca. 1907-1911 Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches Gift of the Friends of Art in honor of their tenth anniversary year Brauer Museum of Art, 96.21
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