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
Coffee Hour with Artist Betty LaDuke, date and time TBA 7 p.m.

Step right up!
The NOIR BAZAAR is back in business at the Brauer Museum.

D.O.A., 1950, © United Artists

Please note that the Brauer Museum of Art is closed until further notice. Please stay tuned for further information as it develops regarding the museum resuming its exhibition schedule and events such as Thursday Night Noir.

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 sixth season of fun and informative forays into the shadowy world of noir. Step right up and help yourself to a dee-luxe assortment of crooked cops and jive-crazy hep cats, Sinister sirens and high-class heists, B-girls and bagmen…and a zombie gangster who gets the last laugh. Now THAT’s some bizarre noir!


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

January 16  Decoy (1946) 7 p.m.
February 20  D.O.A. (1950) 7 p.m.
March 19 Canceled  
April 16 Canceled  

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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