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Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery

"Art With A Purpose: Brown County Baskets", August 5 - September 4. Brown County's early basket makers will take center stage as our summer long look at the early artisans continues. Join us for a wonderful program about Brown County Baskets and their makers presented by Jon Kay on Saturday, August 5 beginning at 2 pm. Admission is free, refreshments will be served following the presentation.

We look forward to having you visit the Gallery this summer - general admission is always free with plenty of parking.

Our friends at WGN in Chicago recently visited Brown County and produced this wonderful video, thanks to all involved!

 

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"Art with a Purpose: Brown County Baskets"

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The Bohall and Hovis families of Brown County wove their distinctive white oak baskets for neighbors and friends to carry corn and other necessities of life. By the 1920's, the early basket weavers were discovered by tourists who snapped up the baskets for souvenirs, creating a new cottage industry. They are now highly prized by collectors.The story of the basket weavers will be told in a special exhibit held at the Brown County Art Gallery, with support from our partners; the Mather's Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington and professor Dr. Jon Kay, Director of Traditional Arts Indiana.

Presentation Program | Saturday, August 5 | 2 pm
Dr. Kay will present a program about the baskets and their makers on Saturday, August 5th at 2 pm at the Brown County Art Gallery. Refreshments will follow, and this program is free to the public.

Please join us for this fascinating presentation on another part of Brown County's artistic history which features baskets, early photographs, and artifacts. Exhibit is open daily from August 5 - September 4.

 

 

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State Road 135 Closures | 7 Bridges Receiving Work

135 Bridge Work

Traveling to Brown County may become a little more challenging this season....our best advice is to take I65 to State Road 46, head west to Brown County and Nashville. Road repairs are a necessity and planning ahead will save everyone from stressful detours.

7 BRIDGES ON SR 135!

MORGAN, BROWN & JACKSON COUNTIES—A number of bridge closures in Morgan, Brown and Jackson Counties will detour State Road 135 traffic this year. According to Indiana Department of Transportation officials, the state has awarded contracts to three different contractors for rehabilitating or replacing seven structures along S.R. 135. At some sites, work is scheduled to begin April 4.

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