Friday, June 15, 2012

Indiana Excursion

On Sunday we took an excursion to see the new exhibits at the Brauer Museum of Art on the Valparaiso University campus. There were five exhibits!  We especially liked the lovely photographs of William Richardson. He was an early Twentieth Century artist who helped save the dunes. 

The Photography of William D. Richardson
A collaborative exhibition with the Westchester Township History Museum
Art in Bloom at the Brauer: Arrangements by Kenton Johnson, Hidden Garden Florist
 Floral arrangements inspired by art in the Museum's collection. (they were amazing!)
Plus three exhibits from the Museum's permanent collection.

Since we'd seen "part 1" at Brauer, we drove over to Chesterton to see "part 2" at the Westchester Township History Museum. That was a wonderful surprise.  The museum is in a lovely historic home and has local exhibits, dunes exhibits and the William D. and Flora Richardson collection of photographs and books.  The people on duty were very friendly and gave us a lovely tour of the home after we had viewed the items from the Richardson collection that are on display.  I was thrilled to find a huge overflowing notebook on the Bailly homestead and family.  

Sunday was quite hot and our excursions perfect for the day.  We'll be back to visit both places in the future.

1 comment:

Jenny Woolf said...

I think you have written and blogged about the dunes before. Their preservation is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.