Topic: College of Fine Arts

June 26, 2007

Indian and Eagle
<b>"Indian and Eagle" by Carl Paul Jennewein is one of the featured artworks in "Nostalgia for an American West," a thought-provoking exhibition on display through Aug. 19 at the Museum of Art.</b>
"Nostalgia for an American West," a thought-provoking exhibition that captures a unique moment in American history, is on display through Aug. 19 at Ball State's Museum of Art.

The exhibition focuses on romantic vistas and cowboy heroes, images of the American Indian as seen through the eyes of white settlers and selections of Indian art and crafts.

"We can see in many of these works of art a nostalgia for an earlier and idealized history of the American West," said Peter Blume, museum director.

Selected pieces of cowboy art from the private collection of Leland and LaRita Boren make up part of the exhibition. Other art featured is from the museum's collection and includes paintings by Frank Tenney Johnson and sculptures by Paul Manship and Cyrus Edwin Dallin.

Other museum events include the "70th Anniversary Exhibition." To pay tribute to its beginnings, the museum is displaying artwork created or contributed during the 1930s. The exhibition runs through Aug. 12.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call (765) 285-5242.

By Jody Kress