Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery

 Founded in 1926 by an early colony of impressionists artists, the Brown County Art Gallery has supported Indiana artists, past, present, and future for nearly 100 years. Our 15,000 square foot facility is home to 60 working artists as well as an important  permanent collection of historic art. 


Donald Keith Goodwin (1928 –2022)

2022 Collectors’ Showcase Update

The Opening Reception for Collectors’ Showcase on Saturday, October 1 has been moved to an earlier time to honor the family of longtime Gallery supporter Don Goodwin, who recently passed away.

Please join us from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for an all-day Open House, where we will be honoring the Don’s memory in the setting of this glorious exhibit. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day and guests will be given a full-color souvenir catalogue. The Goodwin family, including Don’s wife June, will arrive around 2 pm. 

Admission is $10 at the door. Parking is free.  The public is invited with proceeds benefitting the Gallery Foundation. 


  •  John Mellencamp Painting for Sale at the Gallery

    El Paso by John Mellencamp | 48 x 48 · Oil on canvas · Signed verso · $35,000

    An important original work by Hoosier rock star and artist John Mellencamp is on exhibit at the Brown County Art Gallery. 

    The painting, titled El Paso, is a depiction of country legend Johnny Cash and his transformation from addiction to creative genius. Vanity Fair magazine called the painting one of 11 museum quality paintings by artist Mellencamp.

    A new collection of Mellencamp’s expressionist-style art is on exhibit at the New York Art Academy in conjunction with the release of a new book featuring his artistic career. 

    El Paso is 48″ x 48″, oil on canvas, signed on the back and is priced at $35,000. An original sale catalogue is included. A portion of the proceeds from this painting benefit the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation.

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