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Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso
Soak in all the fine works of some of the world’s best-loved artists right on the campus of Valparaiso University. The quiet, soothing atmosphere of the university’s state-of-the-art Brauer Museum of Art is a perfect venue for a nationally recognized collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st Century American art. You’ll find Georgia O’Keeffe’s amazing flowers, spectacular landscapes painted by Frederic Edwin Church and Asher B. Durand, and the works of other artists such as Childe Hassam and Ed Paschke.
The museum also houses the largest known collection of works by Junius R. Sloan (1827-1900), a Hudson River School painter who lived and worked in the Midwest. Other focus areas within the collection include world religious art and Midwestern regional art. The museum also offers docent-led tours, plus special exhibitions and events.