Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Lafayette, IN



Hoosier Light: The Impressionists of Indiana

August 21 - October 17, 1999


On Friday, August 20, 1999 the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art will unveil Hoosier Light: The Impressionists of Indiana. The opening, from 7 to 9 p.m., is open free of charge to Museum members and the general public and will feature music and refreshments.

Hoosier Light: The Impressionists of Indiana features twenty-six works by many of the best known names in historic Indiana art: John Ottis Adams, Adam Emery Albright, George Ames Aldrich, Gustave Baumann, John Elwood Bundy, William Merritt Chase, Frank Dudley, Maude Eggemeyer, William Forsyth, Richard B. Gruelle, Lucie Hartrath, William Edouard Scott, Ada Shulz, Adolph Shulz, Otto Stark, Theodore Clement Steele, Will Vawter and Edward K. Williams. With only eight works borrowed from public institutions throughout Indiana, the remaining eighteen are drawn from private collections in Greater Lafayette that provide the opportunity to see paintings not often available to the general public. (right above: T. C. Steele, Ladies on the Canal, 1894, Collection of Robert L. and Ellen E. Haan)

The exhibition, and its accompanying catalogue, will show how artists from Indiana worked at home and abroad, what influenced them, how they banded together in mutual support and how they resolved to paint new visions of their home state. It will also include artists who came from elsewhere to call Indiana their artistic home, establishing reputations that have forever linked them to the Hoosier state. Hoosier Light, on view through October 17, is made possible by the generous support of Bennett, Boehning and Clary, Haan Crafts Corporation, and Lafayette Bank and Trust.

The Greater Lafayette Museum of Art is open with free admission Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A free parking lot is available at its 10th Street entrance.

rev. header 4/29/05 to reflect name change of museum.

For further biographical information on selected artists cited in this article please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

rev. 10/18/10

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