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Swope Art Museum

25 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807
(812) 238-1676
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Terre Haute
Type: Museums
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Chesterfield, MO
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222 reviews 222 reviews
125 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum has to be one of the best preserved art deco spaces in the country. If you are into architecture, this is a “must see”. The museum is small, but has a lot of variety in the collection on two levels. Mostly American I saw Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Andy Warhol. There is no... More

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Bellevue, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The permanent collection of 20th century American art is excellent, with very informative brochures for each period. The two temporary exhibits of lndiana artists were also fine.

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Desloge
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Older building with many art pictures throughout. Take the elevator and check out the displays upstairs. Only wish they would have had the other rooms finished while I was there. A must see and it also is FREE!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Without a doubt the finest art museum in west central Indiana and west central IL. The art changes on a regular basis and is an impressive collection. Do not miss this Terre Haute gem. BTW it is FREE!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

As other reviewers have already said, it is a small art museum filled with delightful finds and at the right cost...free! There are works by famous artists (Grant Wood for example) and not so famous artists in an eclectic setting. When visiting Terre Haute it is well worth an hour of your time. Located in downtown Terre Haute you get... More

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This small two story art museum is huge in quality. I loved the pieces they have and they way they grouped them based on the era. They have pamphlets near the art that has pictures of the art plus other information about the era. Kiddy corner from the Clabber Girl museum, also free with a requested donation of $5.00 per... More

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Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

No wonder this has received national accolades, even though it is in such a small town. Great stop for art enthusiasts. A must see when you visit Terre Haute

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IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

First, the Swope is free thanks to the wishes of its founder. It is easily located in downtown Terre Haute near the intersection of US 40 and 41--the old "Crossroads of America." Inside, a very good collection of art predominantly by regional artists of the 19th and 20th century. One of Grant Wood's best paintings. Changing temporary exhibits as well.... More

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Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Swope concentrates on American art and has an excellent collection of midwestern artists, particularly from the '30's such as Thomas Hart Benton, Edward Hopper, and Grant Wood. They own at least a dozen of Andy Warhal's Marilyn Monroe series and at one fundraiser I attended a few years ago that featured the Marilyns there was a lot of fun... More

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