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Explore The Swope

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. 

Current Exhibition

PERSISTENT VISION:

A STANLEY LEWIS RETROSPECTIVE 

JUNE 7 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2024

RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 5 - 7 PM

Over 40 works by the artist will be on display. These works represent a lifetime of intense exploration immersed in the practice of perceptual painting. Lewis is excited to be including works created over the span of his career in one location. Artworks are loan from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, The Center for Figurative Painting, Inc., and from private collections. Lewis’ last retrospective in 2007 was hosted by the Katzen Art Center at American University in Washington, D.C.

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2024 William T. Turman Plein Air Juried Exhibition 

JUNE 21 – JULY 28, 2024
RECEPTION: Friday, June 21, 5 - 6 PM

The 2024 William T. Turman Plein Air Competition was held from June 13th to 16th, featuring over 30 Midwest artists who captured the essence of Terre Haute and Vigo County. The exhibition showcases 24 exceptional plein air paintings on the museum's second floor, with additional works displayed in the "Salon" exhibition at Arts Illiana. This event, affiliated with the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, offered up to $5,000 in prizes, celebrating the talent and dedication of these remarkable artists.

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