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.


2018-2019 Schedule
October 3 with Artist David Robert Austen 7 p.m.



Kansas City Confidential, 1952, © United Artists


The popular film/lecture series “Thursday Night Noir”, hosted by 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 fifth season of fun and informative forays into the shadowy world of noir.

Thumb a dead-end ride with glamour gals and oily hoods, hapless squarejohns caught in the crosshairs of fate, and the most vicious femme fatale in the history of classic film noir!


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

January 17  Detour (1945) 7 p.m.
February 21   The Window (1949) 7 p.m.
March 21   Kansas City Confidential (1952) 7 p.m.
April 18   Nightfall (1957) 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.

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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.

 Enter Exhibition


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