Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Opens New Exhibits

Jan 20, 2012

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is unveiling its newest exhibits Friday.

Four collections will go on display starting this weekend including Bob and Ellie Haan’s “Indiana Realities.”

Bob Haan says the 39 works come from some of Indiana’s greatest artists and aim to depict one of the most challenging times in U.S history, the Great Depression.

The Haan’s have donated nearly 50-works to the Art Museum’s permanent collection over the past 20-years. Some of these will be displayed in another exhibit.

Also on display are the “Exchanged Collections of African American Art” and “Exploring the Art of Romance” collections.

Mona Berg is the curator of “Trading Spaces: Exchanged Collections of African and African American Art” and says the exhibition incorporates a variety of styles.

The exhibits will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until March 18th.

An opening reception is Friday beginning at 6 p.m.