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Address: 25 S 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807-3692
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+1 812-238-1676
10:00 - 17:00
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We almost missed this little gem of a museum, make sure you don't. They have static art and revolving. We were there when they had some Andy Warhol pieces! I found a "new... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Amy T
Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We almost missed this little gem of a museum, make sure you don't. They have static art and revolving. We were there when they had some Andy Warhol pieces! I found a "new" artist I loved John Cox! Wow! His paintings look 3D with brilliant colors! Anyways, take a 15-25 minutes to see this art museum...Loved it!

Thank Amy T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I had a few hours to spend downtown, and chose to go to the Swope. It was well run, (free!-donation requested) and had a wide variety in their collection. I wish I would have had more time to spend here, and will definitely come back! There is an excellent exhibition there now, by an artist by the last name of... More 

Thank Michelle K
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stumbled upon this museum while walking around downtown. There were some very interesting pieces, particularly from the local artists. The best, however, was a visiting show from another local animation artist. His material was like nothing I'd ever seen.

Thank 800lindal6
Terre Haute, Indiana
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Few small American art museums are as good as this one. It is small, but it contains fine examples of American art including Edward Hopper and Thomas Hart Benton. Located in downtown Terre Haute, it is a pleasant hour and a half visit, uncrowded, quiet and perfect for thinking about what you are seeing.

Thank Hoosier33
Terre Haute, IN
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Local museum has outstanding collections with a gallery of regional art featuring the works of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and John Stuart Curry. Other painting and media galleries, sculpture, photographs, art shows, special exhibits, tours, lectures and many community supporters make this small museum equal to those in bigger venues.

Thank DotHam
Central Indiana
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

When my granddaughter is visiting we always check out the Swope. She is 7 yrs old and loves the various activities they offer. They have 2nd Saturday for kids (and adults) where they will teach you different art techniques and provide you with the tools to make your own art. Their activities during Miracle on 7th event are the best!

Thank Miller87
terre haute, IN
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Swope is a small jewel of a museum in Terre Haute. It has an excellent collection of American Art. There are a couple of galleries that have rotating shows and a venue for educational activities. Definitely worth a visit if you're anywhere nearby.

Thank susiespy
Terre Haute, Indiana
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

I just attended the Mardi Gras Benefit for the Swope. This year it was held at the Ohio Building, and was a total success. The Swope is doing some remodeling now and be to see it when completed. I enjoy seeing local and regional art, as artist are so very interesting. I think an afternoon downtown for lunch and a... More 

Thank 1724Wabash
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This museum, although not huge, has a very respectable collection of American Art. We were surprised and delighted to find works, very good works, by Grant Wood, Robert Motherwell, Edward Hopper, Reginald Marsh, and a particularly stunning portrait by George Luks. I was not familiar with the Hoosier Artists but now am eager to learn more about them. Well worth... More 

Thank kathybO3484MO
Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I could stay in Swope all day, and not get tired of looking at the art. The older the better.That is one or my favorite places.

Thank Brenda E

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