The Good Family by Pierre DauraPicturing Attachments

Works by Pierre Daura (1896-1976)

June 1 – July 31

This exhibition looks at the work of Pierre Daura in relation to the various stages of his life: the early death of his mother, his courtship and marriage, the arrival of his daughter, and his wife’s death.

This exhibit is organized the Indiana University Art Museum and includes works from the Georgia Museum of Art, Lynchburg College, Library of Virginia, Indiana University and other locations.

Image at right: The Good Family, ca. 1955
Oil on canvas
Collection of the Daura Gallery



African statuePower & Identity: African Art from the Collection

January 29 – May 15

The artistic and cultural legacy of West and Central Africa is presented within the contextual themes of Authority, Ritual, and Rites of Passage. Sculpted artworks—including masks, figures, divination and ceremonial objects, and musical instruments—represent elements of divination and initiation ceremonies, bestow power on their owners, and serve as altars to mediate between humans and the divine. The exhibition illustrates how African societies have used visual forms to embody the world of ideas and beliefs, resulting in imaginative and visually exhilarating works of art.


pinocchio-webRemembrance and Rediscovery: Disney Deconstructed

April 20 – May 15

LC’s museum studies students are learning what it takes to plan, develop, interpret and design museum exhibitions using limited edition commemorative prints of classic animated films by the Walt Disney Studios, recently donated to the Daura Gallery by LC Advancement Officer Tom Burrowes.

Students Jared Bloomquist, Laura Meisner, Eva Pappas, and Erin Sinski are examining Disney’s animated films through the lenses of literary derivation, gender issues, race and social outcasts, and self-discovery and adventure. The exhibition opens on Monday, April 20 (opening reception 4-5:30 p.m.), and continues through Friday, May 15.



exhibition-card2015 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition & Annual Student Art Show

April 28 – May 15

Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, and graphic design by LC’s art students will be on exhibit beginning Tuesday, April 28 and continuing through Friday, May 15.

Join us April 28 for the opening reception 4-5:30 p.m.