Swope Art Museum

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Housed in a 1901 three-story, 30,000-square-foot building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Swope Art Museum has made its mark on West Central Indiana as a destination for tourism.

But the Swope Art Museum is in need of improved physical access like electrified doors and a modern elevator to replace the current four-passenger elevator. An updated fire stair tower would grant full use of the third floor that overlooks much of downtown Terre Haute. Conveniently located within short walking distance to the coming Terre Haute Convention Center, our vision of offering a multi-use facility with restrooms and a catering kitchen would complement downtown’s hospitality industry.

The renovated museum will serve as a flexible space for art classes for all ages started as young as two years old, and a space for gatherings, fundraisers, and workshops, and also expand our reach of offerings and capacity for visitors. The Swope will continue to evolve in order to achieve our mission of bringing art, culture, and celebration to all, and representing residents of the Wabash Valley. As tourism continues to grow in our region, the Swope fully anticipates an array of new businesses, exhibitions, and visitors.