Featured Exhibitions


A Grand Tradition Endures in the Hoosier State

July 27- September 21



The work of late 19th and early 20th century painters T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams, Otto Stark and Richard Gruelle, known collectively as the Hoosier Group, established plein air, or in the open air painting as a major art form in Indiana. From that time forward, Hoosier artists have led recurrent movements championing the tradition of outdoor painting. The vitality of this style is represented in PAINTING INDIANA III: HERITAGE OF PLACE, a juried exhibition of 100 works by 45 contemporary Hoosier artists, all featuring notable Indiana  landmarks and celebrating the beauty of every corner of our State. The exhibition will be featured in the Main Gallery from July 27 – September 21. Organized by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and Indiana Landmarks, the exhibition was selected by M. Stephen Doherty, editor-in-chief of American Artist Magazine for 31 years. A prolific writer, Doherty also is an accomplished painter whose work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the country. He is currently Editor of Plein Air Magazine.


The Evansville Museum and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Collaborate with Regional Artists in Annual Juried Exhibition

July 13 – August 24

Presented in memory of



For the 21st consecutive year, regional artists will participate in a juried exhibition entitled WORKING TOGETHER. Presented in memory of Virginia B. Lowenthal, the July 13 – August 24 Old Gallery exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Juror for this year’s competition is Marianne Richter, executive director of the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. Prior to coming to the Swope in 2011, she had over 20 years experience in curatorial positions at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, the Union League Club of Chicago, the Dayton Art Institute and the Brandywine River Museum in William Forsyth Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.