The Sculpture Garden features 24 sculptures by Indiana artists. All are garden size (three to eight feet) and are placed along a wheelchair
accessible crushed stone path. The Sculpture Garden is open daily with summer and winter hours to be determined.
Nature Trail and Mountain Bike Trail
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.
Christmas Tours begin December 3
On the Shoulders of Ancestors: the Art of Willis Bing Davis begins at Haan Museum on Jan 4
and Art Museum of Greater Lafayette on Dec 16
Sweet on Art to be held Feb 14
Christmas Tours begin with specials tours on the weekends of Dec 3 & 4 and Dec 10 & 11. Volunteers will be in each room to answer questions. Tickets for those dates are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. You can also visit during our self-guided tour hours for $10. 17 and under are half price.
The museum is decorated throughout with many Christmas trees, manger scenes. musical stuffed animals, a gingerbread style house that kids can play in, and many other decorations. Most consider the highlight of the tours the three train sets that run through Dickens Village buildings. This year you can visit London at the Haan Museum through a display of historic London buildings (including Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace) set along the railroad tracks.
On the Shoulders of Ancestors: the Art of Willis Bing Davis
This 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 will begin on Jan 4. Due to the extensive Christmas decorations, this start is later than the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Museum, which opens December 16. 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.
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.