The Brauer Museum of Art is home to a nationally recognized[by whom?] collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art, world religious art, and Midwestern regional art. It is located in the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (VUCA) on the campus of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, US. Prior to the museum’s opening, the university’s collection was housed and displayed within several buildings across campus. It was named the Brauer Museum of Art in 1996 to honor the collection’s long-time director and curator, Richard H. W. Brauer.