News From Terre Haute, Indiana


July 19, 2012





Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS, along Georgia Street and Capitol Avenue.

Permanent — Monument pillars honoring 10 Hoosiers: Benjamin Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Tecumseh, Lew Wallace, Ernie Pyle, Booth Tarkington, J.L. “Wes” Montgomery, May Wright Sewell, Madame C.J. Walker and the Lilly Family; 20 others to be honored at later dates.

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, museum at New Castle facility.

Permanent — History of the IDOC; includes displays of Indiana’s most notorious inmates John Dillinger and Charles Manson, and the IDOC electric chair used from 1913-1995.


Through fall — Bloomington-based brain scientist, author and Terre Haute native Jill Bolte Taylor exhibit featuring 22 5-foot-tall fiberglass brains decorated by different artists; a patch of brains in town and another patch on the Indiana University campus, with teaser brains at high-traffic areas.

FORT HARRISON STATE PARK, 59th and Post Road, Lawrence, Ind.; (317) 591-0122.

VINCENNES STATE HISTORIC SITES, Fort Knox II, three miles north of Vincennes on Lower Fort Knox Road, next to Ouabache Trails Park.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Email or call (812) 882-7422.


Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through December.

WHITE RIVER CANAL, downtown Indianapolis.

Permanent — Project 9/11 Indianapolis dedication of two 22-foot steel beams recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center.


Currently — Pancadao: The Culture of Baile Funk, collection by local artist Arturcq Silva.

Hours: (317) 974-4488.

INDIANA STATEHOUSE, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

Currently — Portraits of Ernest T. “Ernie” Pyle, World War II journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from Dana, Ind.; St. Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; and Col. Richard Lieber, founder of Indiana’s state parks.

Through December — Fourth annual Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition winners, work by 11 artists, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman’s office lobby and at

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY MUSEUM HOME, 528 Lockerbie St., Indianapolis.

Currently — “A Very Victorian Christmas.”

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday, holidays and first two weeks of January. Call (317) 631-5885.

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

Permanent — National Geographic Treasures of the Earth.

Hours: Call (317) 334-3322. Closed Mondays.

PUTNAM COUNTY MUSEUM, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle,

Currently — John J. Baughman book, “Our Past, Their Present: Historical Essays on Putnam County, Indiana,” on sale.

Currently — Museum’s second book released, “Peeler Pottery: A Retrospective,” by Marj Peeler, available in soft and hard cover.

Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, by appointment. Call (765) 653-8419.

NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS, White River State Park, Indianapolis,

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; (317) 916-HALL.

WONDERLAB, 308 W. Fourth St., Bloomington. Website:

Hours: Call (812) 337-1337.



Hours: Call (765) 362-5769.

CONNER PRAIRIE, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers. Website:

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through October. Call (317) 776-6006 or 1-800-966-1836.

BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Main Street and Artist Drive, Nashville, Ind.

Currently — Collection of 30 paintings by early Indiana artists added to permanent collection, including “Daisy,” by T.C. Steele.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; (812) 988-4609.

T.C. STEELE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 4220 TC Steele Road, Nashville, IN.

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM, Wilbur E. and Florence Jeup Ford Gallery, White River State Park, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

Currently — Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity.

Currently — World’s largest 3-D Omniglobe, Birth of the Earth Gallery, first floor.

Through Jan. 20, 2013 — Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn.

Through Sept. 15, 2013 — Heartland Art: Selections from Your Indiana Collection, from the 1870’s to present.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays except Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NCAA Final Four men’s basketball championship day, Labor Day, and Mondays from Thanksgiving.

Call (317) 232-1637. Admission is $7 for adults (ages 13-59), $6.50 for seniors (ages 60 and older) and $4 for children (ages 3-12). Entry is free for museum members and children under 3.

INDIANAPOLIS ART CENTER, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis;

Through July 29 — Beyond Perceptions exhibit explores stereotypes and perceptions of homelessness through the eyes and creative hands of teens, IAC Outreach Gallery.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; call (317) 255-2464.


Currently — The Indiana Experience, including You Are There three-dimensionally recreated historic photographs, Destination Indiana “time travel” using digital technology, The Fortune History Lab with hands-on demonstrations on conservation and preservation, and The Cole Porter Room with multimedia and original materials dedicated to the interpretation of Porter’s life and work.

Through Sept. 29 — You Art There 1950: Making a Jewish Home.”

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 1-800-447-1830 or (317) 232-1882.


Currently — Permanent exhibit of the USS Indianapolis, the most famous ship in U.S. history.

Currently — Sterling silver service from the USS Indiana, later used aboard the USS Indianapolis.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Currently — F-4 Phantom fighter jet, the main combat jet in the Vietnam War.

Hours: or call 1-800-886-6443.

THE GALLERY, STUTZ II BUILDING, 217 W. 10th St., Suite 125, Indianapolis.

Call (317) 955-2450.


White River State Park, Indianapolis.

WALDRON GALLERY OF BROWN COUNTY, The Main Street Shoppes Complex, Old School Way, Nashville, Ind.;

Currently — New location directly behind former location.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (812) 988-1844.

WHITEWATER VALLEY RAILROAD, 455 Market St., Connersville, Ind.;

Hours: Call (765) 825-2054.

EITELJORG MUSEUM OF AMERICAN INDIANS AND WESTERN ART, in White River State Park, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis,

Through Aug. 12 — Compositions in Cottonwood: The Rader Collection of Hopi Katsina Carvings.

Through October — Northwest Coast Art: Contemporary Expression and Traditional Influence, Harvey Gallery.

Through October — Red, White, Blue and Black, Hurt Gallery.

Currently — “R.B. Annis Western Family Experience,” erect a totem pole, build a sod house, climb aboard true to life stagecoach.

Currently — “Ansel Adams in Yosemite” and “Our People, Our Land, Our Images.”

Currently — “Facing West: 20 Years of the Eiteljorg Museum” and “A Gesture of Kinship: Photographs by Bruce Hucko.”

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (317) 636-9378; 1-800-633-2024. Admission: $7-$4.

INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, 1200 W. 38th St., Indianapolis,

Currently — Nourish Café and Tobias Theater.

Hours: Call (317) 923-1331.

HARRISON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 1505 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 Sunday. Call (317) 396-3886.

MONROE COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 202 E. Sixth St., Bloomington.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

IVY TECH JOHN WALDRON ARTS CENTER, Rosemary P. Miller Gallery and the Flashlight Gallery, 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (812) 334-3100.



DOWNTOWN VINCENNES, Permanent sculpture — “Tecumseh,” by humanitarian artist Peter Wolf Toth, the 74th giant sculpture in Toth’s “Trail of the Whispering Giants.”

MINNETRISTA CULTURAL CENTER, 1200 N. Minnestrista Parkway, Muncie.

Hours: Call (765) 282-4848.

NWTAG (Northwest Territory Art Guild) GALLERY, 317 Main St., Vincennes.

Aug. 3 — First Friday Gallery Event, work by watercolorists and sculptors, light refreshments, 6 to 9 p.m.

BLUE MOON GALLERY, 416 Main St., Vincennes.


Hours: (812) 882-1776. No entrance fee.


Hours: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Call (812) 426-1871.

J.E. SMITH GALLERY, 56 Adams Ave., Evansville.

Hours: (812) 455-8982.


Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (812) 682-3156.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE AND GALLERY, 916 E. Granary St., New Harmony; (812) 682-3799.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment.

WARRICK COUNTY MUSEUM, 217 S. First St., Boonville.

Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; (812) 897-3100.



EAGLE CREEK PARK, 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Nature Center, (317) 327-7148.

ECKERT & ROSS FINE ART gallery, 5627 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or by appointment, (317) 255-4561.


Permanent — Historic Union Station.

Through December — Boys in Blue: Illinois Answers The Call; Civil War 150th anniversary exhibit.

Through 2013 — Opening of new exhibit, To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War.

Hours: Call (217) 558-8939.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM, 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville, Ill.;

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (217) 442-2922.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE, 320 N. Franklin, Danville, Ill.;

Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday; 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call (217) 442-9264.

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    April 3, 2014

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    March 31, 2014

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    March 23, 2014 1 Photo

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    March 3, 2014 2 Photos

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    February 22, 2014 10 Photos 1 Video

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    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

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    January 28, 2014

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    January 15, 2014

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    December 22, 2013 2 Photos

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    December 20, 2013 2 Photos

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