Grand Allusions: Robert Barnes- Late Works 1985-2015

September 25 to December 20, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Although Robert Barnes taught in Indiana University's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts for thrity-five years and is one of its most highly acclaimed artists, few of his works have been exhibited locally. This omission was due in part to the fact that his gallery shows often sold out quickly to private collectors. This major late-career retrospective brings together a selection of thirty-eight paintings, pastels, and caseins that reveal Barnes' virtuosity as a painter and visual storyteller.

Image: Robert Barnes (American, b. 1934). Mag Mell, 2010. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds from the Jacqueline O'Brien Art Acquisitions Fund and the Elisabeth P. Myers Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, IU Art Museum 2010.84