Tribune Staff Report
Feb. 12, 2023
ELKHART — The exhibit “Douglas Witmer: Call and Response” continues through March 5 at the Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main St.
The exhibit is a multi-faceted project that highlights the abstract artist’s recent work while demonstrating the integral relationship between an artist and a museum and the dialogues artists form with art that comes before them.
For “Call and Response,” the museum invited Witmer to curate works from the collection to be installed in conversation with his work.
Witmer also created several new large-scale works for the show, including “Forty, For You,” a 40-piece suite of paintings and original music compositions intended as a contemplative experience.
His relationship with the museum began in the early 1990s when, as a student at Goshen College, he met, studied under and occasionally assisted MMAA director Brian Byrn, forming an ongoing friendship.
Witmer holds a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College and a master of fine arts degree from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lives and works in Philadelphia.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission is $10-$6.
For more information, call 574-293-6660 or visit midwestmuseum.org.