Exhibitions

Open year round, the Galleries at Herron showcase the artwork of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers, as well as the work of Herron’s acclaimed faculty, distinguished alumni and students. All exhibitions and artist talks are free and open to the public.

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Our galleries are closed to the public during IUPUI's online instruction period from Nov. 20 to Feb. 8. In the meantime, our exhibitions can be enjoyed as virtual 360-degree tours from the comfort of your home.

David Plunkert

David Plunkert–The Visual Communi-gator
Nov. 4, 2020 – March 13, 2021
Basile Gallery
Eskenazi Hall

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David Plunkert–The Visual Communi-gator, is the first in Herron's new series of exhibitions to examine the best of today's illustrators. With clients such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Capital Records, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, and Krispy Kreme, Plunkert's work has earned him recognition as one of the most innovative illustrators. The Visual Communi-gator shows his uniquely engaging vision through a variety of illustrations and studies, including a recent digital piece created for #COMBATCOVID, the city-wide public art campaign of Poster House in New York City.

Alicia Henry

Repercussions II: Recent Work by Alicia Henry
Feb. 3, 2021 – March 13, 2021
Marsh Gallery
Eskenazi Hall

Through her unconventional approach to portraiture, Alicia Henry explores how gender, race, culture, and social differences influence us, creating arresting works of art that drive our perception of this genre of art and its possibilities. Henry’s portraits and figures can be comical and dark at the same time; many are rooted in traditions ranging from clowning to blackface, the deeply racist and painful practice of white minstrel performers, as well as her own observations, both personal and public. Her art becomes a vehicle for her witness—to see and to be seen, to reveal and to represent the invisible.