Our Mission

The mission of the Haan Museum of Indiana Art is to preserve, protect and share the best of Indiana art and culture and the historic Haan Mansion property for future generations; educate the public about Indiana art, American furniture, and classical architecture and their relationship with Indiana history and culture; and instill a sense of pride in our Hoosier heritage.

About Us

The historic 15,000 sq ft Classical Revival Mansion houses an extraordinary collection of Indiana art including paintings, ceramics, bronze and stone sculptures, and an array of American furniture and antiques.

The Museum building was the Connecticut State Building at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It was moved to Lafayette at the close of the fair and purchased by the Haans in 1984.

Museum Grounds
  • Nature Trail: One mile trail with 30 species of identified and labeled native Indiana trees
  • Sculpture Garden: Features over 25 sculptures by Indiana artists placed along a .2 mile wheelchair accessible path
  • Mountain Bike Trail: Intermediate and advanced 6 miles out and back
Three Museums in One

More than an art museum, a tour of the mansion is truly a rare experience: fantastic furniture, wonderful art, and important porcelain in a historical setting on a grand scale. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

A Treasure of Indiana Art

The mansion contains an outstanding collection of Indiana art, featuring the works of T. C. Steele and other Hoosier Group artists as well as the Brown County Art Colony.


Explore our “Visiting the Museum” section for information about planning your visit, the schedule of tours, tickets, membership information, and special events. Family-friendly Christmas tours between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day feature trains and a variety of hands-on activities for kids.

Bus tours, class tours, and other group tours may be arranged.