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Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery

It has been a late fall in Brown County, but the leaves are turning and the colors are lovely. There is also lots of color in the Brown County Art Gallery. Our current exhibit features the work of woodcut artist Gustave Baumann, including private collections pulled together by Curators Richard and Brigitte Halvorsen called “Brown County and Beyond.”


The exhibit also brought us a Gustave Baumann woodcut available for purchase.."Harden Holler" is a Brown County image in excellent condition and beautifully framed. It is #20 of a run done by Baumann in 1927. Call the Gallery 812.988.4609 for more information and to learn how you can add this to your collection.


Check our event calendar - Brown County Paint 'N Party is November 24 and returning is the Uplands Wine Trail Winter Wine Market on December 1 from Noon - 5 pm. Click on our events calendar to learn more about these events. 

We have a new rotation of our Permanent Collection on display. It features some snow scenes to get you in the spirit!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and take some time to visit Brown County. Thank you for supporting the Brown County Art Gallery. We are open 7 days a week, admission and parking are always free. 

The Cousins from Richmond are Coming! Get out the Good Dishes!

Celebrating three early Brown County potteries | Brown County Pottery, Brown County Hills Pottery, Karl Martz and Becky Brown.

A wonderful exhibit of Brown County Pottery is being assembled as well as consignment pottery that will be offered for sale.

Many of you know that the Richmond Art Museum is closed for renovations. We are pleased to be providing a temporary home for our Richmond cousins. An exhibit of work from the Richmond Museum will open in conjunction with the pottery display.

Saturday, July 8 | Join us for a wine and cheese reception and a pottery program. Exhibition opens at 1:00 pm · Reception 2:00 pm — includes pottery program, wine and cheese. Cost $10 per person

Proceeds benefit the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation.


19th Annual Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition

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This prestigious competition is held at the historic Brown County Art Gallery and is an excellent opportunity to reward young artists and highlight their creative efforts. This year we had 177 pieces submitted for the competition.

The Student Art Competition is on display through Sunday, May 7, 2017. All 7th - 12th graders from Bartholomew, Brown, Greene, Jackson, Johnson, Morgan and Monroe county schools were eligible to participate. Home school students were also able to participate if they are under the guidance of a licensed Art Teacher.

The Competition is judged and includes six categories: Painting | Drawing | 3-D | Print | Photography | Video

There will be over $1500 awarded in prize money and Indiana Heritage Arts will again be presenting a "$150 IHA Teacher of the Year" award in both the Junior High and Senior High Divisions.

Congratulations to the Best in Show:

Larissa Bota | Tri-North Middle School | Jr. High
Sarah Sackman | Bloomington High School | Photography
Chloee Robinson | Brown County High School | Senior High






State Road 135 Closures | 7 Bridges Receiving Work

135 Bridge Work

Traveling to Brown County may become a little more challenging this season....our best advice is to take I65 to State Road 46, head west to Brown County and Nashville. Road repairs are a necessity and planning ahead will save everyone from stressful detours.


MORGAN, BROWN & JACKSON COUNTIES—A number of bridge closures in Morgan, Brown and Jackson Counties will detour State Road 135 traffic this year. According to Indiana Department of Transportation officials, the state has awarded contracts to three different contractors for rehabilitating or replacing seven structures along S.R. 135. At some sites, work is scheduled to begin April 4.


"Art with a Purpose: Brown County Baskets"




The Bohall and Hovis families of Brown County wove their distinctive white oak baskets for neighbors and friends to carry corn and other necessities of life. By the 1920's, the early basket weavers were discovered by tourists who snapped up the baskets for souvenirs, creating a new cottage industry. They are now highly prized by collectors.The story of the basket weavers will be told in a special exhibit held at the Brown County Art Gallery, with support from our partners; the Mather's Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington and professor Dr. Jon Kay, Director of Traditional Arts Indiana.

Presentation Program | Saturday, August 5 | 2 pm
Dr. Kay will present a program about the baskets and their makers on Saturday, August 5th at 2 pm at the Brown County Art Gallery. Refreshments will follow, and this program is free to the public.

Please join us for this fascinating presentation on another part of Brown County's artistic history which features baskets, early photographs, and artifacts. Exhibit is open daily from August 5 - September 4.








Collector's Showcase 2018 | : “Steele and Shulz, a Brown County Partnership"

Collector’s Showcase 2018: “Steele and Shulz, a Brown County Partnership". This exhibit of paintings by Steele and Shulz celebrates their relationship which led to the founding of the Brown County Art Gallery. The Collector's Showcase 2018 exhibit runs September 14 through October 28.

Opening Weekend Events: Only $45 for all 3 events....

Friday, September 14 | Opening reception features wine, food, music and a color catalog. Admission $40 - includes a return visit on Saturday and $5 off the Sunday program, doors open at 6 pm

Saturday, September 15 | Steele Shulz Exhibit - Admission $5 includes entire Gallery and color catalog. Hours 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, September 16 | Steel Shulz Exhibit - Admission $10 includes a program by Rachel Perry at 2 pm, color catalog. Hours Noon - 5 pm




All ads are full color | 500 catalogs will be printed and distributed during the opening weekend events and throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Full page: $475 | 1/2 page: $240 | 1/4 page: $125
Click here to download the ad specs sheet, deadline for ads August 24.
Contact Cheryl Eyed for more details - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are seeking additional sponsors to help offset the cost of this major exhibit which totals $7,500. Please join Sarah and John Lechlieter in supporting this year's showcase which ties into the new Singing Winds Visitor Center under construction at the T. C. Steele State Historic Site.

To make a donation or become a sponsor, please contact Jeannie at the Brown County Art Gallery - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 812.988.4609 for complete details and benefits.

Thank you for your support!



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