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January 31, 2013

MUSEUMS/EXHIBITIONS: Jan. 31, 2013

NEW

Downtown

TERRE HAUTE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 727 Wabash Ave.

Feb. 2 — Belated birthday bash with guest Benjamin Franklin and a preview of Go Figure four-week session “Focus on Fitness,” 1 to 3 p.m.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

SHELDON SWOPE ART MUSEUM, 25 S. Seventh St., swope.org

Feb. 9 — Mardi Gras party, DJ Apollo, Cajun food, cash bar, fortune tellers, pictures by Roxy Booth, 8 p.m., third floor.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and national holidays. Admission free. Call 812-238-1676.

Vigo County

CANDLES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 1532 S. Third St., candlesholocaustmuseum.org

Jan. 31 — Birthday celebration for Eva Kor, Auschwitz survivor and museum founder, and 68th anniversary observance of the liberation of Auschwitz, pizza party at 6 p.m., screening of Auschwitz liberation film, 6:30, liberation ceremony, 7:30, Hora dance, 8.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Docents available 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 812-234-7881.

VIGO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 1411 S. Sixth St.

Beginning Feb. 5 — “The River, the Rails, and the Road – the History of Transportation in Vigo County.”

Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Visit vigohistory.org or call 812-235-9717.

EDUCATIONAL HERITAGE ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, at Consolidated Elementary School.

Permanent collection — Vigo County school memorabilia.

Hours: By appointment with Pat Breault, 812-299-5281 or Sandy Billing, 812-466-2187.

ONGOING

Downtown

CLABBER GIRL HULMAN & CO. MUSEUM, The Gallery, former first floor lobby, Hulman & Co. building, 900 Wabash Ave.

Currently — Showcase of the company’s history as well as the family history of founder Herman Hulman.

Currently — Wheels in Motion, display geared toward children.

Hours: museum, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; bakeshop, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; gift shop, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission free. Call 812-232-9446.

COFFEE GROUNDS, 423 Wabash Ave.

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight.

GOPALAN CONTEMPORARY ART, 9 S. Seventh St., gopalancontemporaryart.com

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. Email art@gopalangallery.com or call 812-232-8080.

ART SPACES INC., 669 Ohio St., info@wabashvalleyartspaces.com

“Max Ehrmann at the Crossroads,” a bronze life-size work by Bill Wolfe with excerpts of “Desiderata” embedded in walkway and entire poem mounted nearby, at Crossroads of America, Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue.

“Composite House for Terre Haute,” sculpture by Lauren Ewing, in Gilbert Park, 14 1/2 Street and Wabash Avenue.

“Spirit of Space,” sculpture by Bob Emser, in front of Swope Art Gallery, 25 S. Seventh St.

“Gatekeeper,” sculpture by Sally Rogers, Vigo County Public Library grounds, Seventh and Poplar streets.

“Free Fly,” sculpture by Bob Evans, in front of 113 S. Seventh St.

“A Chorus of Trumpets,” sculpture by Howard Kalish, Rankin Plaza, Indiana State University.

Call 812-235-2801.

TERRE HAUTE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 727 Wabash Ave.

Currently — Bigger WTHCM television studio, expanded construction area, re-themed Flight Deck, all-new Critter Corner featuring live animals, and a third book nook, third floor.

Currently — Indiana Soybean Alliance adds four large soybean displays to “Agciting” exhibit.

Currently — Bee hive exhibit, Lunar Arm, interactive treehouse, fossil dig, agricultural and science exhibits and more.

Feb. 2 — Belated birthday bash with guest Benjamin Franklin and a preview of Go Figure four-week session “Focus on Fitness,” 1 to 3 p.m.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Call 812-235-5548.

ARTS ILLIANA, 23 N. Sixth St., info@artsilliana.org

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 812-235-5007.

SHELDON SWOPE ART MUSEUM, 25 S. Seventh St., swope.org

Permanent Arts Spaces Inc. outdoor sculpture, “Spirit of Space” by Bob Emser, in front of building.

Feb. 1-March 9 — “Rivers to Oceans: Selections from Indiana State University’s Permanent Art Collection.”

Feb. 9 — Mardi Gras party, DJ Apollo, Cajun food, cash bar, fortune tellers, pictures by Roxy Booth, 8 p.m., third floor.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and national holidays. Admission free. Call 812-238-1676.

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