Featured Exhibitions

Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

July 27 - August 24, 2014


Arabian Dance ,egg tempera, beads, moon gold on poplar panel
Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov, 2013, 25 x 25 inches


American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov will have an exhibition featuring their work in the Richardt  Room from July 27 – August 24. 

Scherer and Ouporov are a  collaborative team who met while studying at the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute. Scherer earned a BFA from Florida State University, and an MFA from Brooklyn College. 

At age 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum. He graduated at 18 and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the  Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.

Scherer and Ouporov have received  national and international recognition for their collaborative works and they  are represented in the permanent collections of many national and  international institutions. Their exhibition at the Museum will feature over a dozen works donated to the Museum in 2010 by Dr. Richard Daigle, as well as several recent works.



Painting in Indiana III: A Heritage of Place

July 27- September 21, 2014


Castle on the Hill #7, pastel, Virginia J. Kramer, 13 x 20.5 inches


Presented in partnership with BARB & BILL BEARD


The work of late 19th and early 20th century painters T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams, Otto Stark and Richard Gruelle, known collectively as the Hoosier Group, established plein air, or in the open air painting as a major art form in Indiana. From that time forward, Hoosier artists have led recurrent movements championing the tradition of outdoor painting. The vitality of this style is represented in PAINTING INDIANA III: HERITAGE OF PLACE, a juried exhibition of 100 works by 45 contemporary Hoosier artists, all featuring notable Indiana  landmarks and celebrating the beauty of every corner of our State.

The exhibition will be featured in the Main Gallery from July 27 – September 21. Organized by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and Indiana Landmarks, the exhibition was selected by M. Stephen Doherty, editor-in-chief of American Artist Magazine for 31 years. A prolific writer, Doherty also is an accomplished painter whose work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the country. He is currently Editor of Plein Air Magazine.


Working Together

July 13 – August 24, 2014


Presented in memory of VIRGINIA B. LOWENTHAL

For the 21st consecutive year, regional artists will participate in a juried exhibition entitled WORKING TOGETHER. Presented in memory of Virginia B. Lowenthal, the July 13 – August 24 Old Gallery exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Juror for this year’s competition is Marianne Richter, executive director of the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. Prior to coming to the Swope in 2011, she had over 20 years experience in curatorial positions at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, the Union League Club of Chicago, the Dayton Art Institute and the Brandywine River Museum in William Forsyth Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.