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Made in Michiana 40+ Years of the BEST of SHOW

  • 429 South Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516
  • Tel: (574) 293-6660
  • Presented By: Midwest Museum of American Art
  • Dates: June 16, 2020 - August 2, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Midwest Museum of American Art
  • Price: $10 per adult visitor and $6-8 per student visitor; $6 ages 8-12; $8 ages 13-18; college students with ID can visit for $8.

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Overview

The Midwest Museum of American Art has mounted an exciting exhibition of sculpture, paintings, & ceramics from the past 40 years of the Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibitions. Forty-three artworks are included in this commemorative exhibit that were created from 1979 to 2019. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, June 16 and continue through Sunday, August 2, 2020.

Every year since 1979, the Midwest Museum has collected what the jurors of each Elkhart Juried Regional exhibition have awarded as “Best of Show.” In 1993 the award was divided between three participants, thus accumulating two additional pieces for the Midwest Museum’s collection. The Best of Show award is purchased by the Midwest Museum for its permanent collection with acquisition funds provided by museum patrons.

Recipients of this prestigious award have went on to become recognized for their talents nationally and internationally and are of course familiar names in the Michiana art community. Past recipients of this award include Abner Hershberger, Bill Kremer, Tom Meuninck, A.J. Nafziger and Dora Natella. This exciting collection of work is a historic survey of how the Michiana art world has changed and evolved.

Admission will be $10 per adult visitor and $6-8 per student visitor; $6 ages 8-12; $8 ages 13-18; college students with ID can visit for $8. MMAA will open on Tuesday, June 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM; the museum will continue these hours through Friday, June 19. Thereafter the museum will continue weekly hours through Friday, July 3.

The museum will not open on the weekends until after July 5 providing there is no further escalation in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Midwest Museum of American Art

  • 429 South Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516