Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum of Art is proud to present the first comprehensive exhibition of the art of Frank V. Dudley, whose paintings of the Indiana Dunes helped launch a movement to preserve their natural beauty. “The Indiana Dunes Revealed: The Art of Frank V. Dudley” features more than 70 of the artist’s paintings, with a focus on his portrayals of the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan’s southern shore, to which Dudley dedicated 40 years of his professional life promoting and preserving. A well-known and beloved Chicago artist during his life, Dudley now ranks with such leading Great Lakes regionalists as Junius R. Sloan and Charles Burchfield.
The University’s exhibition is the most comprehensive Dudley retrospective ever to be organized and includes works from Brauer Museum’s collection as well as works loaned from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Illinois State Museum, Indiana Historical Society, Chicago’s Union League Club, the Indiana State Museum other public and private collections. Several special events will be held in conjunction with the exhibit, including a workshop for primary and secondary teachers to learn how to incorporate Dudley’s work into their classroom lessons.
Located just 15 minutes from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park, Valparaiso University is ideally located for visitors to view this unique exhibition and see the Dunes that inspired his work.