Hilary Eddy: Magical Realism

920 State Street, Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Presented By: The Haan Museum
  • Dates: June 10, 2022 - August 13, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: General Admission: $10 adult / $5 youth (5-17)
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The Haan Museum is excited to present a major collection of paintings from Hilary Eddy’s “Magical Realism” series. They are extraordinary observations of the ordinary. Eddy’s earlier works are large, colorful, up-close images focusing on the smallest details of flowers. Her later work incorporates glass, and shows the wonder of reflected light and astounding colors. Three colorful abstract paintings by Ginny Moon will also be included in the exhibition.

The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 pm on June 10, and the exhibition will be on display through August 13.

These beautiful paintings were donated by Dorothy (Dottie) Murphy. Dottie loved to surround herself with beautiful art, and she knew every painting by name. Placing the paintings in the Museum was uppermost in her mind. Per her wishes, the collection is called “The Dorothy Murphy Collection: In Memory of Patrice and Michael.” Patrice and Michael were Dottie’s children, who brought her immense joy and continued to live in her heart after their passing. Dottie’s gift will allow the public to enjoy these stunning paintings for years to come.

Hilary Eddy earned an MFA at Purdue in 1974, and was an inspiration to numerous local artists when she taught adult art classes at Morton Community Center. Dottie was one of Hilary’s students, and “The Garden,” a painting Dottie completed during one of these classes, is also part of the collection. Dottie and Hilary formed a cherished friendship that lasted for decades, and Dottie became an avid collector of Hilary’s work.