Your gift brings the museum to life

Grant Wood’s Spring in Town is one of the celebrated paintings at the heart of the Swope’s collection, and we are proud to have displayed at the heart of our community.  Donations allow us to keep works of art before the public free of charge, and your tax-deductible contributions keep the museum alive and vibrant with programming, exhibitions, and outreach activities and allow art and artists to remain a vibrant source of inspiration for the people of the Wabash Valley. Thank you for your support.

Please make a contribution.


Recurring Online Giving

The Swope gratefully accepts donations in several other ways:

    • Memberships provide the foundational and unrestricted support for the museum and extend Sheldon’s Legacy by offering free access to other museums.
    • Sponsorships are gifts that underwrite specific exhibitions, programs and activities.
    • In-Kind donations are non-monetary gifts that extend goods and services to the museum.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact John Gedrick at 812.201.8385 or by email at