ELKHART — The exhibit “Politics & Religion” continues through Oct. 2 at the Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main St.

The museum’s director, Brian Byrn, has spent three years curating the exhibit, which features the work of 56 artists of national and regional fame. There are 127 works of media linked with 40 pieces of ephemera and material culture that bring issues of social justice, the environment, war and peace, along with historical connection points, to light.

Some of the artists of historical note included in the exhibit include Wilson Bigaud, the Rev. Howard Finster, Sister Corita Kent, Dorothea Lange and Thomas Nast.

Artists of national note included in this exhibition include Sue Coe, Shepard Fairy, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Gary Trudeau and Kara Walker, among others.

Regional artists in the show represent Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, LaPorte, Granger, Niles and Buchanan, among other localities.

A spotlight exhibition in the museum’s Michiana Masters Series features sculptures by Dora Natella through Sept. 25.

A resident of Granger and native of Italy, Natella has taught at Indiana University South Bend since 2003 and has won three Best of Show Award’s in the museum’s annual “Elkhart Juried Regional” exhibition.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is $10-$8.

Masks are required to enter.

For more information, call 574-293-6660 or visit midwestmuseum.org.


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