News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Entertainment

March 8, 2012

Swope celebrates 70 years of the best of American art

TERRE HAUTE — Throughout 2012, Swope Art Museum is celebrating 70 years of bringing the finest examples of American art and related educational programs to residents of Terre Haute, the Wabash Valley and visitors nationwide. Open to the public since March 21, 1942, the museum has always offered free admission.

March 21 is the official anniversary of that first opening day. The boards, volunteers and staff of the museum invite the community for a special presentation at 11 a.m. Mayor Duke Bennett will be on hand to recognize this major milestone in Terre Haute’s history, and everyone is encouraged to stop by, enjoy some special commemorative cake and share in excitement of this historic occasion.

The Swope has a series of special exhibitions and projects planned for its anniversary year:

“Reflecting Terre Haute” (Feb. 3-March 10) presents both images of the city from the museum’s collection and new work by artists working in all media. The museum requested submissions from artists that interpret, depict or otherwise visualize the community of Terre Haute. Indiana State University professor of photography Fran Lattanzio, with the assistance of Austen Leake, photographed the sites of works of art from the historic section of the exhibition for special labels that allow viewers to compare images. Visitors can view the city through the eyes of the contemporary artists who responded to the call for submissions.

Fall 2012 brings an important exhibition organized by Swope curator Elizabeth (Lisa) Petrulis: “Dual Visions: John Rogers Cox Artist and Curator” (Oct. 5-Dec. 29). Cox was the Swope Art Museum’s first director and a well-known artist, whose work is in many collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum, and the Swope.

It was Cox’s discerning eye and recommendation that the museum focus on works by living American artists that resulted in the Swope’s core collection of paintings by such important artists as Edwards Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood. Under Cox’s leadership, the Swope became one of the earliest museums in the country devoted to American art. The exhibition will present the works that Cox purchased for the museum and works of art by Cox from the Swope’s collection and from public and private lenders.

The Swope also will publish a guide to the collection by art historian Laurette McCarthy featuring 70 works of art. This lavishly illustrated publication is in full color and will be available in October.

As the only art museum in the region, the Swope serves an important need in providing visitors of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to learn about the rich history of American art, including that of Indiana and the Wabash Valley. Each year, thousands of visitors, including every fifth-grade class in the Vigo County School Corp., view the collection and special exhibitions and participate in the museum’s many programs. The museum had nearly 12,000 visitors in 2011.

The Swope recently was reaccredited for the fourth time by the American Association of Museums, a testament to the museum’s commitment to maintaining the professional standards for all aspects of its operations.

Admission to the Swope Art Museum is free as a stipulation of founder Sheldon Swope (1843-1929). His will turned over his entire estate to the United States Trust Company (now First Financial Bank) for the purpose of creating the Sheldon Swope Art Gallery. When the gallery opened in March 1942, a critic from a popular art magazine praised the new museum’s collection and its free admission policy, noting, “At the Swope Art Gallery, the man in overalls and the man in tails enter on an equal basis.”

Seventy years later, Swope’s vision of a museum that is accessible and relevant to everyone continues to be the museum’s guiding force.

“We look forward to 2012 as a time to honor Sheldon Swope and his great gift to Terre Haute and to working to further his conception of a museum that welcomes everyone,” said executive director Marianne Richter. “In addition to the special events planned for our anniversary year, we invite you to join us for Swope Family Days and First Fridays. All are free to the public.”

A calendar of these and other events and exhibitions is available at the Museum’s website, www.swope.org.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Entertainment
  • Grant & Loy.JPG Ohio Boulevard home built to promote 1948 movie

    It isn’t often that you get to meet a movie star right here in Terre Haute, but on July 20 you’ll have the chance to do just that — almost.

    July 9, 2014 3 Photos 1 Story

  • Dragons Double Feature June 12 at ShowPlace 12

    Tickets for Dragons Double Feature in RealD® 3D are on sale now at ShowPlace 12 in Terre Haute.
    The June 12 event begins with 2010’s “How to Train Your Dragon” at 6 p.m. and concludes with the 8 p.m. release of the summer’s most anticipated animated film, “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

    June 11, 2014

  • Red Skelton fest in Vincennes June 6, 7

    The city of Vincennes will “Paint the town Red” June 6 and 7 during the Red Skelton Festival that will feature a variety of activities for young and old. The annual festival honors Vincennes native Red Skelton, America’s most beloved clown.

    June 5, 2014

  • Obit Maya Angelou_Ter .jpg University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement today. She was 86. Angelou had served as a professor of American studies at the school since 1982. Angelou had been set to appear this week at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards Luncheon, but canceled in recent days citing an unspecified illness.

    May 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • jake owen.jpg Jake Owen coming to Hulman Center in September

    Nashville recording artists Jake Owen and the Eli Young Band will perform in concert Sept. 13 in Hulman Center at Terre Haute, according to the concert calendar website pollstar.com.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on “The View” on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

    April 7, 2014

  • MET 122213 BRETT POINT.jpg Prism of modern country on display at ACM Awards

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The new artist of the year category at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards is a primer in Modern Country 101 with three nominees who perfectly capture the genre’s 21st century sound: Brett Eldredge of Paris, Ill., Justin Moore of Arkansas and  Kip Moore of Nashville.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • April loaded with live music at Ambrosini’s

    Terre Haute is home to many great musicians, as Steve Smith is readily aware. For the past 20 years, Smith has been hiring them to perform at Ambrosini’s Pizzeria. So to kick off spring and April, Smith is offering live music three days a week, all in honor of his 20 years of operations.

    April 3, 2014

  • Kokomo woman doesn’t regret quitting ’Survivor’

    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A Kokomo woman’s decision to quit “Survivor: Cagayan” during last week’s episode left millions of viewers outraged, some even taking to social media afterward to call her “a loser,” “pathetic” and not even worthy of being part of the reunion show at the end.

    March 31, 2014

  • Minecraft Mania hits Terre Haute Children’s Museum

    Minecraft and learning will collide on Thursday, April 3, when eBash Video Game Center presents Minecraft Mania at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. The classes are being sponsored by Duke Energy.

    March 31, 2014

  • Bigger eldredge.jpg Voting begins for Valley country star

    Brett Eldredge, a country music rising star — and proud Wabash Valley native — is one of the nominees for New Artist of the Year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

    March 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 86th Academy Awards -_Ter (2).jpg ‘12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture at Oscars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

    March 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • Terry Eldredge with The Grascals 2-21-14 VIDEO: The Grascals have Wabash Valley’s toes tappin’

    Bluegrass fans came from all four corners of the Wabash Valley to see Nashville, Tenn.-based band The Grascals  — and its Vigo County-native member — in concert Friday night in Union Christian Church.
    Jo-Ann Jones of Clinton was “pew dancing” in front of the sold-out crowd.

    February 22, 2014 10 Photos 1 Video

  • Terry Eldredge with The Grascals 2-21-14 VIDEO: The Grascals give 2nd bluegrass concert in Terre Haute

    Bluegrass fans came from all four corners of the Wabash Valley to see Nashville, Tenn.-based band The Grascals in concert Friday night in Union Christian Church.

    February 22, 2014 10 Photos 1 Video

  • MET 021514 PREMIER SNOW.jpg Audience gets first look at ‘The Drunk’

    For one night, Hollywood came to Terre Haute.
    The Indiana Theatre was packed Saturday with close to 1,300 excited movie-goers, film extras, actors and supporters for the much-anticipated official premiere of the movie, “The Drunk.”

    February 15, 2014 4 Photos 1 Story

  • Obit Shirley Temple_Ter .jpg Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • jethro tull.jpg Rock of Ages: Hulman Center stage has been entertaining crowds since 1974

    As the stage lights came on, Sam Wellington and his cohorts gazed out at an audience of 8,060 Midwesterners.
    The scene was familiar for him. Wellington and his country music quartet, The Four Guys, opened shows night after night for fellow RCA Records artists Ronnie Millsap and headliner Charley Pride on tours across North America.

    February 9, 2014 7 Photos

  • Concert venue proposed for Indianapolis site

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A large outdoor concert amphitheater is among the proposals being made for the redevelopment of a closed General Motors metal-stamping plant site near downtown Indianapolis.

    January 28, 2014

  • Grace Kelly Quintet to perform at Rose-Hulman

    She’s been called a fearless young improviser, a phenom and the future of jazz. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall will welcome jazz saxophone sensation Grace Kelly and the Grace Kelly Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    January 15, 2014

  • Jose Pablo Cantillo.jpg No Intermission: Character meets demise on ‘Walking Dead,’ but lively acting career continues for Terre Haute’s Jose Pablo Cantillo

    Characters often make dramatic exits from television shows.
    Few could top Terre Haute-raised actor Jose Pablo Cantillo’s departure last month from AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
    The scene occurred in the fourth season of cable TV’s most popular drama series ever.

    December 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • album copy.jpg MARK BENNETT: Album turns memories into musical Christmas message for Terre Haute’s Dave Frey, band

    In a way, Dave Frey walked in the footsteps of Charles Schulz.
    Both men worked hard to let Linus Van Pelt explain the “true meaning of Christmas.”

    December 20, 2013 2 Photos

  • Bigger eldredge.jpg Country star to return home for ‘Brett Eldredge Day’

    Atlantic Records’ Brett Eldredge wraps up the best year yet of his career at the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay Year-End Chart. In a year marked with a series of memorable milestones, the powerhouse vocalist not only had one of the top, most-played country songs with “Don’t Ya,” he also released his debut album, “Bring You Back,” scored his first No. 1 single with “Don’t Ya” and received a CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year.
    After just wrapping up his first headlining club tour, Eldredge is scheduled to return to his roots when he is to be honored in his hometown of Paris, Ill., at “Brett Eldredge Day” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Paris High School.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Vincennes Watermelon Drop bringing Gallagher to town

    Comedian Gallagher is kicking off his “Last Smash” tour on New Year’s Eve at the sixth annual Watermelon Drop in Vincennes. He will perform at a 5 p.m. show at Vincennes Lincoln High School’s Ader Auditorium.

    December 19, 2013

  • ABB Cast.jpg Effingham Center bringing ‘Home for Holidays’ show

    “Home for the Holidays-American Big Band” is bringing all-time Christmas favorites from Bing to Buble to the Effingham Performance Center at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.

    December 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • William Yang BW.jpg Young pianist at EIU’s Doudna Oct. 29

    CHARLESTON, Ill. —  Eleven-year-old William Yang has been traveling the globe giving piano performances and winning piano competitions since he was 7. Yang will bring his talent to Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Fine Arts Center on Oct. 29. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are now available.

    October 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Sammy Terry.jpg Sammy Terry show Oct. 19 in Indiana Theatre

    It’s October and Sammy Terry time.

    October 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Live event listings: Oct. 10, 2013

    October 10, 2013

  • THE WABASH VOLUME II.jpg The sounds of ‘The Wabash’

    A second musical compilation reflecting the Wabash River will be unveiled in a release party Friday at Art Spaces Inc.

    October 1, 2013 5 Photos

  • Musicians Hall of Fame jam, picnic Sunday on Shrine Hill

    The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame invites the community to its Picnic & Jam scheduled noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shrine County Place, 4500 E. Temple Ave. in Terre Haute.

    September 20, 2013

  • band Fastball.jpg Austin, Texas, band to perform Tuesday at The Woods

    Platinum-selling artists Fastball are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary-of-the-Woods College’s Cecilian Auditorium.

    September 6, 2013 1 Photo

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Kim Kardashian Hits Up Valentino Show in Paris World's Tallest Water Slide: See It for Yourself Argentina to Face Germany in World Cup Final Connecticut Boy Dies Inside Parked Car Four Kids, Two Adults Shot Dead Near Houston Police: Prostitute Accused in Overdose Death Service Held for 200 Whose Bodies Went Unclaimed Israeli Offensive Escalates in Gaza Attack Fans Dying to Be Near Jazz Greats Raw: 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor "Hotwives" Spoofs Reality TV Raw: Obama Shoots Pool in Denver Raw: Rocket Explodes Over Israeli Wedding Dodgers Found Partly Responsible in Fan Beating Weaver Reprises Ripley Role for 'Alien' Game APNewsBreak: Different Attackers in Benghazi? Froome Crashes Out on Bumpy 5th Tour Stage Obama Talks Economy, Slams Republicans Former NFL Player 'Excited' Deal Almost Done Sterling Testifies in Los Angeles Clippers Trial
NDN Video
7 Infamous Sports Blowouts Watch Kelly Ripa Get Soaked! Argentina tops Holland in World Cup semifinals Emmy Nominations: What to Watch For News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash Emma Watson Is Va-Va-Voom in Valentino Photographic 'Proof' That LeBron Is Leaving Miami - @TheBuzzeronFOX Elephant Pool Party at The Oregon Zoo Must-See! Berry and Fallon Form Human Hamster Wheel Pilot buys pizzas for travelers delayed by storm Klose nets record, Germany rout Brazil 7-1 'Purrmanently Sad Cat' Looks Adorably Sad All the Time Pharrell 'humbled' by success of mega-hit 'Happy' Day After: Brazil Reeling in WC Loss Jennifer Lawrence Facepalms Emma Watson Athletes Bare All for ESPN Magazine's Body Issue Raw: Brazil Fans Leaving Stadium Before Half Andi Dorfman Walks Out During the Rose Ceremony 5 Firework Fails for July 4th Justin Bieber Catches Tom Hanks Getting Down, Showing ‘How We Do It
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity