Wednesday Night Joe!

Throughout the gallery exhibition season, the museum staff hosts special one hour programs for Valparaiso University students. Activities include discussions, poetry readings, and conversation with noted artists and collectors. It’s a great opportunity for students to meet each other, share common interests, and learn more about the field of art in general.

Coffee Hours are held in the Brauer Museum of Art. Refreshments are included.


2016-2017 Schedule
October 5 7 p.m.
November 2  with Artist Louise Witkin-Berg 7 p.m.
February 1  with Artist Rebecca Nolan 7 p.m.



the killing

Building on the success of of the previous two seasons, IUN Performing Arts faculty member Peter Aglinskas, creator of the lecture series “The Noir Style in Image, Word, and Sound,” returns to the Brauer Museum of Art on the campus of Valparaiso University for another series of fun and informative forays into the shadowy world of noir.

Strap yourself in for a joy ride of hoodwinked hoods, all night diner divas, avenging angels, and a star-crossed crime spree that will make your head spin!

Photo Credit: The Killing, 1956, © United Artists

Four Iconic Movies

Represent distinct themes and eras of film noir will be featured.


January 19   Black Angel (1946) 7 p.m.
February 16   Gun Crazy (1950) 7 p.m.
March 16   The Big Heat (1953) 7 p.m.
April 20   The Killing (1956) 7 p.m.

 A lecture and discussion will follow each screening.

These events are free and open to the public.

This film series was made possible through funds provided by Valparaiso University’s Cultural Arts Committee and the Partners for the Brauer Museum of Art.



In Quest of Beauty: The Life and Times of Junius R. Sloan

Written by Richard H. W. Brauer, retired museum director and professor emeritus, Valparaiso University, and funded in part by the Indiana Humanities Council.

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Junius Sloan’s Kaaterskill Lakes and the Catskill Mountain House: The Story of an American Cultural Icon

Written and curated by John Ruff Ph.D., associate professor, Department of English, Valparaiso University. Funded in part by the Indiana Humanities Council and the Sloan Endowment.

 Enter Exhibition


American Art & National Identity

Written by David Morgan,  formerly Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christianity and the Arts, Valparaiso University, and funded in part by the Indiana Humanities Council.

 Enter Exhibition


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