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  Lafayette, IN 47905

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Haan Art Museum in Lafayette, Indiana


A Museum in Lafayette Dedicated to the Art and Artists of Indiana

The best Indiana art and ceramics anywhere are featured in this mansion moved from the 1904 St Louis World's Fair and furnished with massive American furniture.

The permanent collection exhibition is always on view when the Haan Museum is open. The mansion is furnished with massive antique American furniture largely from 1860-1890; the walls feature the most important Indiana paintings; and Indiana ceramics in all sizes and shapes fill the Museum.

On the grounds are a Sculpture Garden and Nature Trail. Both are free and open most daylight hours.
Daily Hours

The Haan Art Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 pm

Admission is $5 for adults - $3 for 17 & under
Members are free

Closed major holidays & Christmas Eve day

Upcoming Guided Tours

January 21 & 22
February 18 & 19
March 18 & 19

Times:   Saturday 10 am and 1:30 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm

Guided tours are $10 in advance, $12 at the door

On the Shoulders of Ancestors: the Art of Willis Bing Davis

January 4 through March 19, 2017
Exhibition Reception with the Artist is February 3, 2017

This exhibit is a collaborative exhibition between the Haan Mansion Museum and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette with exhibits at both venues. The Bing Davis exhibit at the Haan Mansion Museum runs through March 19, and through Feb 26 at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

The Haans discovered Bing Davis through an e-bay purchase, which led them to visit Bing several times in Dayton, Ohio. On each visit, the Haans became more excited about his work and acquired pieces that demonstrated the versatility of this artist. The collection now includes 30 pieces and most will be shown at the Haan Museum with a few pieces loaned to the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette to supplement the works the artist is loaning.

Both museums are holding this exhibition in celebration of Black History Month. Bing Davis is a wonderful choice. He played basketball and ran track at DePauw before teaching there. His work is Afro-centric as he makes Ancestral Spirit Vases, other ceramic pieces, masks, and paintings. He uses found objects and incorporates patterns from native fabrics. His studio is in the inner city of Dayton where he teaches art and living skills to young residents of the neighborhood.

Admission to the exhibit is free with regular admission to the Haan Museum, and tickets for the reception on Feb.3 are available at the door or on line at Special Events.

Upcoming Events

Sweet on Art: A Valentine Celebration
February 14, 2017 6 to 9 pm

The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art is hosting Sweet on Art from 6 to 9 pm on Valentines Day, February 14th. It will be a celebration of art, music, and delicious food. Guests will enjoy a glass of wine, entrees, light hors dÕoeuvres, decadent desserts and chocolate while strolling through the Museum. Live music and digital photographs will add to the experience. Join us to celebrate our LOVE of Indiana Art! Tickets are available at Special Events.

Sweet on Art is sponsored by Stall and Kessler.

100 Cups: The Journey of One Artist
The work of artist Julia Livingston

April 7 through July 8, 2017
Opening Reception with the Artist is April 7, 2017

A potter all of her life, Julia decided to take on a new challenge by making one unique cup a week for 100 weeks. The initial cups were not elaborate, but the designs became more complex as she got further into the project. On the 93rd cup she was diagnosed with cancer so her last few cups relate to that experience. Fortunately Julia is now cancer free and living a normal life.

Admission to the exhibit is free with regular admission to the Haan Museum, and tickets for the reception on April 7 are available at the door or on line at Special Events.

Click here to view 100 Cups and Archived Work.


Group Tours and Hosted Events

Tours of 15 or more can be scheduled at any time.

The Haan Museum can host events for arts, cultural, and other organizations where learning about Indiana art and American furniture is part of the event. The Haan Museum is not available for weddings and other events of that nature.

Adopt a Masterpiece

Adopt A Masterpiece is a chance to have your name on the Museum label of a masterpiece by T C Steele or another artist, a ceramic masterpiece, or even a rare antique piece of furniture.