Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery
We begin 2019 with gratitude in our hearts. The Gallery Foundation reached out to our supporters to help us meet the challenge of rising operational expenses and you answered the challenge. There are so many to thank....
Major gift donors include: Bob and Barbara Stevens, John and Sarah Lechlieter, and Cheryl Eyed. We were able to reach 50% of our goal during our $50,000 Challenge. As a result, the donor has gifted us with entire $50,000! Thank you for such generosity! Additional gifts included: a $10,000 anonymous donation, a $10,000 gift from the Howard Hughes Trust, and a $25,000 match from the Brown County Community Foundation as part of the Lilly Gift 7 campaign.
The generosity you have shown to us will allow us to add to our endowment as well. We are so grateful to everyone and look forward to a blessed 2019.
Our first event of the year opens in March with the 100th Anniversary of the Daguerre Club of Indiana.One of the early members of the group was famed Brown County Photographer Frank Hohenberger. Today, this Indianapolis based group includes some of the country's top landscape, portrait, and commercial photographers.
An exhibit of their work will open to the public on March 10. In conjunction with the exhibit, Jon Kay, Director of Traditional Arts Indiana and Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage from the Mathers Museum of World Cultures will open an exhibit of three early Brown County Photographers with a special program. More details to follow....check our Facebook and Website for updates.
Annual Victorian Tea - Sunday, April 14
It is hard to believe that this spring the Annual Victorian Tea will celebrate it's silver anniversary. Cheryl Eyed and her tea committee are working hard to make this milestone special. We are already receiving reservations, this is looking like a banner year. Call the gallery to reserve your seat.
Other plans in the works include a joint exhibit in conjunction with the Indiana University Rural Engagement Center, an exhibit of William McKendree Snyder and Collector's Showcase will feature a play called "An Evening with Marie Goth" starring actress Jill Tasker.
We have a Big Year Ahead! Keep in touch for updates. Thank you for your continuing support!