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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

The Art & Objects of War
Jan 2 - Mar 21, 2024

Featuring Works by Thomas Hart Benton from the U.S. Naval and Heritage Command

Moved by the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, Benton completed seven large paintings known as the “Year of Peril” series.  These were published as books and posters by Abbott Laboratories – a pharmaceutical company that was producing necessary and improved drugs for the war effort.  The president of the company found a way to give back to the war effort by sponsoring artists to depict military subject matter for use by the Department of Defense public relations.  For Abbott Labs, Benton created 25 artworks, showcasing what he witnessed on board the submarine USS Dorado and LSTs along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.  These original paintings and drawings were turned over by Abbott Labs to the Navy and comprise the artwork within this exhibition.

Force/Counter Force
Mar 26 - May 16, 2024

Ceramics by Silvija Singh

These abstract porcelain sculptures are about Repair and Renewal.  In these works I am able to embody opposite ideas simultaneously.  As the title Force/Counter-Force implies, first I try to depict the overwhelming forces that at times hit us.  These can be forces from nature, like hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, the shift of tectonic plates.  But they can also be from people.  The sculptures first embody that acute moment when the force hits and everything seems to be Coming Apart.  We feel the force might fragment us.  All is in pieces.  We can’t see a future….  Yet, we stand still in the middle.  We pick up the pieces.  We quilt them back Together.  As in the sculptures, the pieces don’t always go back to their original spots.  Bruises, scars, gaps remain, and yet a new whole is formed that can be quite lovely.  In Repairing, we Renew. We find a way.  And in so doing, we become beautiful.   

Sculptures by Jan & Mark Weisner
Mar 26 - May 16, 2024

As sculptors, these artists respond to the world visually, texturally, and with volume. As humans, theri responses are to both the outside world as well as to our interior world. The result is sculptural forms that are both intimate and personal in their telling of universal tropes.

51st Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition
May 21 - Jul 25, 2024
Our Storied Journey
Jul 30 - Sep 19, 2024

Oil Paintings by Laurie Hoen

An exhibit of oil paintings, combining elements of still life and allegory, challenging viewers with questions about social and environmental issues facing America. Visual allegories are puzzles to be solved. They depend on both insight and suggestion.

Past Exhibitions

Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests: Self Portraits
Jan 26 - Apr 8, 2021
2021 Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Art Show
Apr 13 - Jun 24, 2021
A Different Way of Seeing
Works from the Sam and Ann Charters Collection of Swedish Art Augustana College
Jun 29 - Sep 9, 2021
American Perspectives on Modernism
Sep 14 - Nov 12, 2021
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland
From NEH on the Road, National Endowment for the Humanities.
Nov 16, 2021 - Jan 7, 2022
Our Story: A History of Regional Amusement Parks
Nov 16, 2021 - Jan 7, 2022
Northern Central Park: A Visual Journey
Photographs by William E. Lyons
Jan 18 - Feb 24, 2022
Hermaika by Leonard Baskin
Mar 1 - Apr 21, 2022
2022 Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Art Show
Apr 26 - Jun 30, 2022
Immigration and Caricature: Ethnic Images from the Appel Collection
Jul 5 - Aug 25, 2022
Foundlings: Objects of Some Unknown History or Purpose
Aug 30 - Oct 27, 2022
Mixed Media Maximalism
Aug 30 - Oct 27, 2022
Fraternity of Brothers: Freemasonry in the Valley of New Castle
Nov 8, 2022 - Jan 26, 2023
Mystery & Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art
Nov 8, 2022 - Jan 26, 2023
Pixelated Worlds
Jan 31 - Mar 16, 2023
The Churning Movement of Stillness
Jan 31 - Mar 16, 2023
Watercolors by J.D. Titzel
Mar 21 - Apr 27, 2023
50th Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Show
May 2 - Jun 29, 2023
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