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Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery

October is here and the Brown County Art Gallery has never been more beautiful. Our Collector’s Showcase: “Steele and Shulz, a Brown County Partnership” exhibit will be on display through October 28.

The month is full of events, including a workshop by nationally recognized artist and teacher Carolyn Anderson, a Paint 'N Party event for both learning and fun and culminating with the premier of a new book on Gustave Baumann and a wonderful exhibit to go with it.

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Collector’s Showcase features 50 jaw dropping works of art by T.C. Steele and Adolph Shulz, all from private collections. It’s a rare opportunity to see the work of these two masters whose partnership led to the creation of the Brown County Art Gallery.

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For those who want to take a piece of art history home, we are offering a beautiful landscape by Adolph Shulz for sale. The painting was returned to Brown County by the family who purchased it directly from the artist in the 1930s. Part of the proceeds benefit the Gallery Foundation. Call the Gallery for more information.

We are working hard on our next October exhibit of the work of woodcut artist Gustave Baumann, featuring a new book by Martin Krause which focuses on Baumann’s years in Brown County. Our exhibit, however, goes further. Curators Richard and Brigitte Halvorsen are pulling together an exhibit from private collections called “Brown County and Beyond.”

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In 1910, Indianapolis industrialist and part time artist and photographer Frederick Hetherington had a cabin on Jackson Branch Road in Brown County. He began making regular trips south after meeting artist T.C. Steele in art school. His cabin became a gathering spot for members of the Chicago Palette and Chisel Club. It became so popular, his wife Emmy Lou put together a guest book. Artists including Shulz, Vawter, and Baumann who were early signers often included a sketch and some text. When Emmy died, Hetherington put together a book of their visitors. We will have this amazing book on display at the Baumann opening. It is like looking through a window at the early artists 1910-1912.

Final Weekend of Collectors' Showcase | October 27 & 28

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“Gustave Baumann’s Brown County and Beyond” Exhibit 
Saturday, October 27  | 3 pm | $20 
Opening Reception featuring a program by Marty Krause including his new book "Of A County Called Brown", Baumann Exhibit, book signing, food and wine reception. Books will be available for purchase. Call the gallery to register. The Baumann Exhibit continues through December 2

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Sunday, October 28
Celebrate the Grand Opening for the "Singing Winds Visitor Center" at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. This wonderful new addition is the result of great work and support from Gallery Foundation Board Member Bob Stevens and wife, Barb. The Gallery will remain open until 6 pm so visitors to the new center can also enjoy the last day of the Collectors' Showcase "Steele and Shulz Exhibit" at the Brown County Art Gallery.Gallery hours will be extended until 6 pm for guests to enjoy the last day of Collector's Showcase.

We hope to see you at the Brown County Art Gallery this fall! We are open 7 days a week, admission and parking are always free.