Public Galleries

Creating community around art.

On-campus gallery spaces are open to the public and provide the community with a chance to view the works of local and regional artists. Admission to all galleries is free.

The Strimbu Gallery of Photography

Located in the Center for the Arts, adjacent to the photography and digital media, the Strimbu Gallery of Photography features the work of regional photographic artists in addition to that of the University’s photography students. The gallery is named after Professor George Strimbu, a beloved teacher who introduced photography as a component of art education at Valparaiso University.

The Christopher Center

The Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources provides a venue for rotating art exhibits in designated open public spaces on the second floor. Students, faculty, and area artists may submit a request to temporarily exhibit their work by filling out the Art Exhibit Request form. Works of art chosen for these temporary exhibits are lent to the library by the individual artist for a period of time. The library neither purchases these works nor profits from exhibiting them. Learn more »

The CCLIR also sponsors a permanent art collection of works by Valpo art majors and minors. These works are displayed in the library facility.

The Brauer Museum

Located in the Center for the Arts on the Valparaiso University campus, the Brauer Museum of Art is home to a nationally recognized collection of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century American art and includes works by Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ed Paschke.

The Brauer Museum hosts an annual Valparaiso University art student exhibition every year and, every other year, hosts an exhibition of work by Valparaiso University art faculty. Learn more »