The Swope Art Museum is known for its extraordinary collection of nearly 2,500 works of American art including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the 19th century to the present. Changing exhibitions from the permanent collection include selections from American Scene Painting of the 1930s and 1940s, 19th century American art, early 20th century modernism, Indiana art, art of the American West, and Post-World War II art.
2016 is the Bicentennial year for both the state of Indiana and the city of Terre Haute. To honor the 200-year history of our state and city, the Swope’s 2016 schedule of temporary exhibitions is focused on art with Indiana connections. Most of the exhibitions are drawn from the Swope’s collection of American art, although many of the works have not been previously exhibited. The exhibitions are intended to make connections to the rich history of Indian and Terre Haute as we celebrate this important milestone.