Photo Credit Jan Garrison
June 15, 2017
Night Vineyard by James Paul Brown '67

Night Vineyard by James Paul Brown ’57

The Crisp Visual Arts Center will re-open Tuesday, June 20 with three small exhibitions in each of its galleries, curator Robert Nowalk said.

Images of and by Native Americans will be on exhibition in the Wolfe Gallery. The exhibit includes 14 Navajo weavings interspersed with American paintings and Native American artifacts from the Culver Art Collection. Of special interest are the moccasins of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull and Henry Oscar One Bull, which are being exhibited for the first time in five years.

Landscape continues to predominate in the Deer-Zink Gallery where The Pilgrims of St. Roche, 1856, by American Hudson River School painter Worthington Whittredge, remains on loan from the Michael Huffington Collection. The exhibition is rounded out with 15 additional landscapes from the mid-19th century through 2008. Within this group is the colorful gouache painting Night Vineyard by internationally known artist and Crown Point, Ind., native, James Paul Brown, a 1957 Culver Military Academy graduate, now residing in Santa Barbara, Calif.

One of the prints from Growing Up in Peace

One of the prints from Growing Up in Peace

Not to be missed in the second floor gallery is the tightly conceived exhibition, Growing Up in Peace: Post-Civil War Images of Children by Winslow Homer, Nowalk said

Comprised of 22 wood engravings from the pages of 19th century publications Harper’s Weekly, Our Young Folks, and Appleton’s Journal, the exhibition encompasses the ages of childhood from birth to young adult. Arranged by the plausible chronology of the children depicted, rather than the date of execution, the exhibit reflects an ideal of 19th century childhood also found in the writings of Homer’s contemporaries, Mark Twain and Louisa May Alcott.

The Galleries will be open to the public from 1–5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, June 20 until July 29. The Crisp Center is closed on Monday. Guided tours can be arranged by leaving a voicemail message with the Visual Arts Office at 574-842-8278.

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