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“Contemporary Realism” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
411 S.E. Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713
+1 812-425-2406
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Evansville
Type: Science Museums
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Owner description: One of Southwestern Indiana's most established and notable cultural institutions, the Evansville Museum is a general museum with comprehensive collections in art, history, anthropology, and science.In addition to more than 20 changing exhibitions per year in four galleries, the Evansville Museum has a solid base of permanent galleries and artifacts. Artworks from the 16th Century to the present are housed in the Museum's permanent galleries. The Museum's Contemporary American Still Life collection is among the most recognized in the country. Family Place science gallery offers a variety of hands-on exhibits, providing fun learning experiences for all ages. The Anthropology Gallery offers a fascinating look at cultures from 13,000 BC to the present. Stroll down the street of a 19th Century American rivertown to see ornately decorated homes and shops. The Koch Immersive Theater provides explorations of the solar system and full dome movies. EMTRAC, the Evansville Museum Transportation Center, traces the history of transportation from the dug out canoe to the steam engine.
Newburgh, Indiana
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“Contemporary Realism”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This museum has an unusually nice collection of contemporary realist paintings. These are not every art geeks thing, but if you are in town you should take the time to see them. You won't see much of this stuff elsewhere. It is sort of like someone who collected prerafaelites before they got cool. The rest of the museum is also really new and nice. There is a great planetarium, nice childrens' area and history exhibits, including some arms and armor.

Visited April 2014
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Marion, Il
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“Very nice museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a very nice and interesting museum on the riverfront downtown Evansville. There is a nice art exhibit along with a great history of Evansville, which I really enjoyed. This museum is well worth price and the 1-2 hour visit.

Visited April 2014
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Evansville, Indiana
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“So much to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

There are so much to see here. The new Koch Immersive Theater is amazing. Can't wait to see future shows. The history and art sections are awesome. The visit is a great deal.

Visited April 2014
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Newburgh, Indiana
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“Good museum and it's getting better!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This museum is currently adding on and I'm totally psyched about that! It has some neat exhitibits, beautiful paintings, Lincoln's furniture, and interesting facts. I've been multiple times and never get tired of it.

Visited October 2013
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Champaign, Illinois
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“Do not miss this museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are just passing by and there is only one stop you can make while in Evansville, then I would say go to this museum. It is not only what is inside; it is the location too, right on the banks of the Ohio River! The collections are not big, but contain some hidden gems like a pastel painting by Janet Monafo ("Brass Pile") which is a masterwork! The history section has some nice exhibits on the daily life on the 18th and 19th centuries, photos and even videos of the Great Flood, and a very good exhibit on the LST warship. The only thing that I found odd is that they don't give you a museum plan or brochure; other than that, this is a visit worth your time!

Visited January 2014
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