By Katy Maggart—
Muncie, IN— The 2023 exhibit schedule at Minnetrista is set to be an exciting one! Find a world of puzzles, explore girls’ experiences and how they’ve changed American history, and see yourself in an exhibit of portraits featuring our community. 2023 will be full of wonder with something for everyone.
January 14–May 7
Adults and children will be dazzled by the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic exhibit full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.
Mindbender Mansion is produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon © 2015
33rd Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show
January 28–April 16
Discover Indiana’s artists and their Hoosier creativity during Minnetrista’s Annual Juried Art Show, now in its 33rd year! Enjoy (and even purchase!) works of fine art selected by this year’s juror Shaun Thomas Dingwerth, the Executive Director at the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond, Indiana.
Indiana Waterways: The Art of Conservation
April 7–September 10
The brainchild of five Hoosier artists, this traveling exhibit was born from their desire to use the COVID lockdown to capture the growing urgency of catastrophic environmental inattention. The Oakhurst Gallery is the perfect setting for this show, with dozens of plein air paintings featuring Indiana’s rivers, streams and tributaries, along with an illustrated art book of essays highlighting the need for increased conservation and restoration.
World Touring Premiere – Girlhood: It’s Complicated
June 3–September 17
Created by the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Minnetrista will be the world premiere venue for this exhibition’s national tour, its first stop outside Washington D.C.! Explore the diversity of girls’ experiences and how girls have changed American history in this enlightening exhibit. Girls are made of strong stuff and they’ve been on the front lines of change throughout American history – don’t miss this groundbreaking exhibit during its only stop in Indiana!
Girlhood (It’s complicated), an exhibition of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative, was created by the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
A Minnetrista Original – A Community Portrait
Coming Fall 2023
Minnetrista will tell the story of our region through the portraits of those who live here (including you!). This exhibit will be the culmination of several OneByOne Community Portrait photography eventshappening in a variety of locations in the lead-up to the exhibit.
Open Space: Art About the Land
Coming Fall 2023
This juried art competition and exhibition, created in partnership with Muncie’s Red-Tail Land Conservancy, encourages Indiana artists to derive creative inspiration from the land around us.
A Minnetrista Original – Crisis Canning
Coming Fall 2023
This exhibit will explore the history of canning, unpacking how difficult periods in American history including wars, economic struggles, and pandemics have transformed canning from a typical mode of food preservation to a form of emergency planning.
Find more information and watch the video announcement at https://www.minnetrista.net/2023-exhibits-season.
If the schedule for next year excites you, become a Minnetrista Member to gain FREE admission to exhibits and access to exclusive events or consider giving a Minnetrista membership as a gift this holiday season! You can renew your membership and purchase gift memberships by visiting our front desk or online atwww.minnetrista.net/membership.
Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, a historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit www.minnetrista.net.