THE VALUE OF ART TO A COMMUNITY

Brauer Museum Partners

The opportunity to truly appreciate art is a gift.

To stand before works by some of the world’s greatest painters, sculptors and photographers touches something deeply spiritual in one’s soul.

The benefits to our community of a museum the caliber of Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum of Art are substantial.

Museum visitors from grade school through college, and adult art lovers as well, profit from the vast number of educational outreach programs offered by the Brauer Museum. These programs are part of the museum’s larger strategy for promoting an appreciation of and an education about the value of art to our community and our world.

To this end, the Brauer Museum creates and distributes educational teacher packets and worksheets. It also sponsors docent-guided visits for area schools and annual student competitions. Adults as well expand their knowledge of fine art through gallery talks, special events, lectures and symposia with scholars and other noted authorities.

These educational experiences frequently relate directly to special exhibitions at the Brauer Museum, often of national and international importance. As is the Brauer Museum’s policy, no fee is charged to the public to view these extraordinary works of art. The museum relies on donations from visitors and annual support of individual donors and corporations to maintain its budget for programming, acquisition and outreach.