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  Lafayette, IN 47905

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Exhibitions and Events at the Haan Museum in Lafayette, Indiana

Exhibitions and Events

Hoosier Women Artists: Works Selected for the Indiana Statehouse

Opening Reception April 6, Exhibit from April 7 through July 7

Paintings straight from an exhibit at the Indiana Statehouse show the variety of talents of current Indiana women artists. They will be joined by a variety of 3-dimensional objects from Women artists in the Haan Museum collection.


Haan Museum Paint Out

Come and watch artists of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) as they document picturesque sites in the Lafayette area on June 29 & 30.   IPAPA is a group of artists who enjoy painting outdoors en plein air, as did Indiana's most famous plein air painter, T. C. Steele.

This event is open to all artists who want to join us in this fun event.

Paintings of historic sites is encouraged.   Pick up a map of possible locations at the Haan Museum, and we can update you on where the artists are painting. Artists will be painting onThursday evening,from early morning to 5 on Friday and until 2:30 on Saturday.
Saturday at 3 pm artists will display their work and offer them for sale.
Awards and refreshments will be 3 - 5 pm.

Register and bring your paints and canvas to paint your own masterpiece. Prizes will be awarded to registered artists for the best paintings, and ribbons will be awarded for the best paintings by youth 17 and under.

Come to see and purchase previously completed paintings from 10 to 4 on Saturday at the Haan Museum. Join us at 3 pm Saturday to enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists and see the newly completed work from the weekend and have a chance to buy directly from the artists. Help us recognize the winning paintings at the awards ceremony at 4 pm.Works submitted for judging will be available after the judging is complete.

Information for the artists

Registration fee - IPAPA members - $35 until June 23        ($40 after June 23 and at event)
Registration fee - Non-members - $45 until June 22            ($50 after June 22 and at event)
Registration fee - Youth 17 and under - $15 until June 22   ($20 after June 22 and at event)

Register online through the Shopping Cart, print and mail in the Registration Form, or register in person.

Adult registration fee includes t-shirt (if registered by June 15), sack lunch, a map of interesting locations, canvas stamping, Friday cookout ($10 for guests), ticket for artist and one guest to Artist Reception, maps to potential housing and camping spots, and eligibility for prizes.

a t-shirt (if registered by June 15) Youth registration fee includes sack lunch with Great Harvest Bread, map of interesting locations, canvas stamping, and eligibility for youth ribbons.

There are a few accommodations available at volunteers' homes. Some have rooms with beds and some have camping. Please send an e-mail to info@haanmuseum.org with your needs.


Thursday, June 28    

5 to 8 pm - Registration with canvas stamping
Paint in the evening

Friday, June 29

6 to 10 am - Registration with canvas stamping - Paint all day
6 to 7:30 pm - Food and music on the Haan Museum grounds
7:30 to 9 pm - Reception in the Haan Museum

Saturday, June 30

7 to 10 am - Pick up sack lunch with additional canvases stamped if needed - Paint until 2:30
Put out dry (plein air only) paintings for sale. 3 pm - Artist exhibit and sale of paintings on the Haan Museum lawn - wet paintings only, no commission. Paintings must be available for sale to be eligible for prizes.
3 to 4:30 pm - Light refreshments
4 pm - Awards ceremony and sponsor recognition

$1,000 cash prize for Best of Show, $500 for second, $250 for third, merchandise prizes, and Purchase Award for the Haan Mansion Museum

4 pm to midnight - For more information and questions, e-mail info@haanmuseum.org.

This event sponsored in part by

Peoples Brewing Company Bedrock Liquors Great Harvest Bread Randy Ross Custom Framing
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Indiana History and Culture through Art: A Step into the Paintings

Opening Reception July 19 - Exhibit from July 20 through October 17

Indiana artists have documented the State's history and culture through their paintings, and this exhibit explores their insights.


Build a Stage in the Theater Garden Project

Help us build a stage in the Theater Garden for Lafayette Civic Youth Theater and other performances. We have a grant to cover the handicap ramp and foundation, but need lumber, brackets and volunteer labor.

We have received a $6,500 grant from NCHS and a $3,500 grant from the City of Lafayette to begin the installation of a Theater Garden stage for Civic Theatre youth performances and other events. Help us by buying one or more boards or one or more post brackets to attach the posts to the foundation. The boards are ground contact treated for maximum durability and will be used for beams and joists. The post bracket is made of a heavy galvanized metal made for use with treated lumber.

The approximate cost of a 2 x 12 board 20 feet long is $50, and the cost of the post bracket is about $25.

The Haan Museum is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation. This is a tax deductible donation according to the IRS code.