200 Years of Indiana Art from the Haan Collection

August 27 - October 23, 2016

The Haan Mansion Museum in Lafayette, Indiana is home to hundreds of works of art by Indiana artists. This collection has been built over the years by Bob and Ellie Haan, who purchased the glorious mansion in 1984 and have been adding to its grandeur with fine art and furniture acquisitions ever since.

The Haans have been collecting historic Indiana art for over two decades, including works by the Hoosier Group artists, Richmond and Brown County artists, and 1930s and 1940s Regionalist paintings. The couple generously shares their collection, loaning pieces to museums across the Midwest. 

Artists in the exhibition include George Winter, T.C. Steele, John Elwood Bundy, Margaret Rudisill, and Maude Eggemeyer.

October 6, 12:15pm: Curator's Tour
President & CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard will take you on a gallery tour of this exhibition. From his specialized and personal point of view, Shepard offers a unique perspective as the visionary for all exhibitions at FWMoA. Free with gallery admission.

September 24, 10:30am: Sharing Hoosier History through Stories: T.C. Steele.. A Poet, A Philosopher, and A Painter. Free with gallery admission.
Told by Lou Ann Homan and Presented by the T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Part of the Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories series sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana. This activity is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission.

In celebration of the Bicentennial, the Indiana Historical Society mounted an exhibit on T.C. Steele and published a Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition of its book, "House of the Singing Winds: The Life and Work of T.C. Steele." To add another layer to the Bicentennial celebration, Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society commissioned Lou Ann Homan to develop a story based on T.C. Steele. This story was premiered on April 29, 2016 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. With funding from the Bicentennial Commission and the Indiana Arts Commission this story will be told four times around the state. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is one of the four locations.

T.C. Steele captured the essence of the beauty of Indiana through his paintings. Step back in time with Lou Ann Homan as she shares the story of life and loves of this extraordinary man who chose to live by his mantra, "Every morning I take off my hat to the beauty of the world."


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