New Exhibitions

Youth Art, 2017

The Midwest Museum of American Art presents a Youth Art Month exhibition of selected work by high school students from Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, Concord, Northridge and the Elkhart Area Career Center beginning Sunday, March 5, and continuing on view through Saturday, April 2, 2017. This event has been held annually for the past thirty-seven years.

For the thirteenth year, there will be a $500 Scholarship Award, named in honor of Phillip Monteith, given by the Elkhart Evening Optimists. Finally for the twelfth year, Kathy & Ken Zienty, will present the Robert & Mary Boyer Awards to four students for excellence in their art.

The Opening Reception for students, teachers, parents, and invited guests will be held on Sunday, March 6, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Museum Members are invited to attend as well.

Sponsors for Youth Art in Elkhart 2017 include Elkhart Luncheon Optimists, Elkhart Evening Optimists, June Holloway of Oklahoma City, Abby Thomas, Elkhart, Ken & Kathy Zienty with the Robert & Mary Boyer Memorial Art Fund, and State Farm Insurance—Rocky Enfield.

The Northern Indiana Artists Envisioning a Future, Remembering a Past

The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to present an exhibition of The Northern Indiana Artists group to commemorate its 75th Year of existence. The all-media exhibit opens on Friday, April 7 and will continue on view through the museum’s 38th Anniversary and conclude on Sunday, July 9. Over eighty works representing a large contingency of the NIA’s overall membership has been selected by Curator Brian Byrn for this exhibit. Many of these artists have been producing professional works of art for decades in Michaina but several are younger artists at the beginning of their careers. A variety of approaches and styles are indicative of the ongoing dialogue of aesthetics in our region. Landscapes and figures are certainly a part of this exhibit but also a new breath of abstraction has been included. Chronologically, the works stretch back as far as five years. The exhibit does not attempt then to represent an historical overview of the group’s activities but rather a contemporary viewpoint. See more on line at We are excited to present this exhibition to our membership and to the general public during the 38th Anniversary of the Midwest Museum of American Art and its mission to Acquire unique and original works of American Art, Exhibit artwork from its own permanent collection and traveling shows, Educate the public about American Art and how it relates to our cultural heritage, and Preserve its collections for future generations.