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.


2017-2018 Schedule
October 4 with Director/Curator Gregg Hertzlieb 7 p.m.
November 1 with Art Historian James R. Dabbert 7 p.m.
February 7 with Artist Ralph Kipniss 7 p.m.

Back on the prowl…it’s Thursday Night Noir!

Photo Credit: The Narrow Margin, 1952, © RKO

The popular film/lecture series, hosted by IUN Fine 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 its fourth season of fun and informative forays into the shadowy world of noir.

Don’t miss this prime stash of political cover-ups, craven double-crosses, incognito intrigues, and cops in hot pursuit of hideous hoods…topics as timely today as they were during the heyday of classic noir!


Four iconic movies representing distinct themes and eras of film noir will be featured:

January 18  The Glass Key (1942) 7 p.m.
February 15   Criss Cross (1949) 7 p.m.
March 15   The Narrow Margin (1952) 7 p.m.
April 19   The Lineup (1958) 7 p.m.

Please note that the Brauer Museum is closed March 3-18 for academic break.  However, Thursday Night Noir will take place in the museum at 7 pm on March 15, free and open to the public. 

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.

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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.

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