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Carnegie Center for Art and History

Indoor Free
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201 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN
URL: Carnegie Center for Art and...  Phone: 812-944-7336

Activity Overview

A 5-minute drive from Louisville, in New Albany, IN, the Carnegie Center for Art and History is a museum of local history and also a contemporary art gallery that offers a number of programs and activities for the art and history enthusiast.

The Center's three permanent history exhibits are Grandpa Makes a Scene: The Yenawine Dioramas, describing life in a rural Indiana town in the early 1900's; Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad; and Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols, a woman who escaped from slavery.

Each year, the Center hosts an exhibition entitled Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie in which contemporary works of art in the form of quilts are featured. Additional, temporary modern displays of art are rotated in and out of the Center on a regular basis.

Things to Do

  • Families can join up with one of the Center's free tours to have the permanent and temporary collections explained to you in greater detail.
  • Participate in a Family Fun Workshop, which allows you to drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month and work on an art project. Suggested ages are from 2-12, and preregistration is required.
  • Attend a brown bag lunch event on the third Tuesday of each month and hear about such topics as "The Earliest Roots of Music" and "Astronomer Edwin Hubble in New Albany."
  • Watch for an opportunity to attend a gallery talk with area artists.
  • Kids can complete a scavenger hunt in the Grandpa Makes a Scene: The Yenawine Dioramas section of the museum.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History Insider Tips

  • Admission is free.

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