Art in the Alley at the Flats

A fundraiser for Swope Art Museum


Tour the new residences at Haute House Flats | Explore Greiner Motors | Check out Haute Body Bar | Buy some art | Enter a raffle | Bid on exclusive experiences | Enjoy food and drink offered by J. Ford’s, Sycamore Winery, and Federal Coffee | Listen to live jazz | And more!

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Treasures of the Swope

John Otis Adams (Amity, Indiana 1851 – Indianapolis, Indiana 1927)
Iridescence of a Shallow Stream, 1902
oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 47 13/16 inches
Transferred from the Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library, Terre Haute, Indiana 1961.13

Adams painted near Brooklyn in Morgan County, southwest of Indianapolis and Iridescence of a Shallow Stream was done in this area in 1902. Adams placed the viewer in the midst of a flowing stream, immersing us in nature as the sun flickers through the lush green foliage. Using pure, unblended tones to the canvas typical of the impressionist style, Adams conveyed the illusion of light dancing across the surface to the stream.

The painting won a bronze medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904. It hung for many years in the emetine Fairbanks Memorial Library in Terre Haute and was transferred to the Swope in 1961.

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Happening Now at the Swope:



The 100th Anniversary of the Rorschach Test

2nd Floor Lobby Gallery

In 1921, Hermann Rorschach wrote his book Psychodiagnostik, containing the results of his studies on mental patients, and the ten cards that became the foundation of the Rorschach test. While still a medical student, he wondered why different people saw different t hings in art, and began showing inkblots to children and analyzing their responses. View ten selections from the Swope’s permanent collection. What do you see?

Leroy Neiman’s Indy 500

April 2 – June 20, 2021

An exhibition of 13 works by LeRoy Neiman depicting the 1962 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. These paintings are from a commission he received in 1962 from Indianapolis arts patron Harrison Eiteljorg. Neiman is regarded as one of the most notable contemporary artists specializing in sports subjects. The exhibition is sponsored by Sycamore Engineering, Inc., and Morgan Stanley.

Living with Art: King and Lamis

April 9 – June 27, 2021

Polly King (1901-1993) was a prolific painter that practiced many styles throughout her life—from classicism to impressionism to abstract. She was also a collector and loved to paint interior scenes of her home that included works by other artists. One of her most prized works in her collection was one of Leroy Lamis’ first plexiglass constructions.

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