Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Carly Rosenberger / WBAA News

Joe Barry Carroll’s appreciation for art isn’t anything new—he began accumulating a collection of artworks after receiving his first NBA check in 1980. In an effort to understand an artist’s process, he picked up a paintbrush himself a little more than five years ago, and he’s been hooked ever since.  

John Clare

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette opens a new exhibit, Status: Fluid/Dynamic this month. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artist Jason Myers, a native of Logansport, about his work, showing in Indiana, and describing his style.

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

John Clare talks to several members of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, including the museum’s Executive Director Kendall Smith, about the history of the museum and upcoming exhibits.

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra,  about the next performance, 200 Candles: A Hoosier Birthday Bash, Saturday, November 5th at 7:30pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

John Clare

Melissa Resch is an international artist with roots in Lafayette. While primarily known for her painting, Resch is inspired by everyday objects and a plethora of mediums that range from watercolors, candleholders, key chains, and her newest genre, pottery!

She is the first Visiting Artist at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, and is featured in a solo show, Homecoming, at ART of Framing. Music Director John Clare spoke with Melissa about her art, teaching, and traveling.

A Celebration of Haitian Art

Jan 10, 2013

The first thing you’ll probably notice about the exhibit is the art of Haiti is full of color – on the canvas, in the bead-adorned flags, and covering the paper machete pieces. But when you begin to really study the art, you take away something different.

“When you look into it," says Lorie Amick, "there’s an awful lot of really serious, heavy, sorrowful topics that are still depicted with these bright colors, which I find really fascinating.”

Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

Walk into the Art Musuem’s East Gallery and it’s like you’re walking into the American Southwest. Native American rugs are hanging on all the walls with hardly any bare space in between them. Pottery of all different shapes, sizes and styles is placed perfectly throughout the room.

Mona Berg and Bruno Moser selected the pieces for the exhibit Navajo Rugs and Pueblo Pots: From the Compton and Hasegawa Collections.

1964 - the Tribute

Jul 30, 2012

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is hosting a fundraising concert August 17 at 8 p.m. The main act is 1964 - the Tribute, which is a tribute to the Beatles.

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with Mark Benson, who portrays John Lennon, about the band and what concert-goers can expect.

More information about the performance is HERE.

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.

SIA Foundation Awards Eight Grants

Dec 6, 2011

Eight non-profit groups in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties are receiving grants for projects.

The money comes from Subaru of Indiana Automotive Foundation.

The largest award of $7,395 went to the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette for purchasing a mobile arts learning lab and to expand educational outreach.

Sunnyside Middle School in Lafayette received the second largest of the $7,000 for science tables and chairs education.

Lafayette Housing Authority was awarded $3,168.