Exhibitions at the Midwest Museum of American Art



A Holocaust Remembrance: Selected Works by Adam Grant

A Holocaust Remembrance: Selected Works by Adam Grant, will unveil three recent gifts to MMAA by the Auschwitz & Mauthausen survivor Adam (Grochowski) Grant (1924-1992). Adam Grant continued to develop his skills as a Toledo-based fine artist receiving many high honors for his figurative works particularly those of dancers and circus performers. Three of the works represented in this ‘spotlight’ exhibit reflect symbolically the effects of war. They were graciously donated by Robert Rice of Toledo and the Peggy Grant Estate represented by 20 North Gallery, Toledo

Gabor Peterdi: The Early Works

Gabor Peterdi is a Hungarian-born, Master Printmaker who taught for 27 years at Yale University. Many of these never-before-seen etchings & drawings represent the artist’s feelings of escalating violence in Europe beginning in 1935 continuing through World War II to 1948. Joining these works of art are other military objects on loan from Loren & Gayle Shaum of Syracuse. This material culture represents the WWII journey of Lewis Dean Shaum (1924-1945), the oldest brother and third child of six born to Ernest & Agnes Shaum of Dunlap.

The Blue Ribbon Collection: Selected Works from the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

Dick Pletcher had a vision to create a community arts & crafts festival after purchasing a farm just west of downtown Nappanee. He and his wife Susie began a fifty-year festival at the site of what became Amish Acres. Every year a two-dimensional and three-dimensional Best of Show was purchased by the Pletchers and (some) were hung in the restaurant and later their home. Selected from fifty 2-D works, the current exhibit features some of the most outstanding artists of Michiana including Jacqueline Gnott, (the late) Steve Johnson, and others from across the Midwest.


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SAT & SUN 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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Midwest Museum of American Art

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