Indiana’s Grand Art Tradition: Hoosier Art Shines On


Extended Exhibition: Paintings hanging until Indiana Realities Exhibition

Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 4 PM CANCELED THROUGH THE END OF MAY

This exhibition at the Haan Museum shows how Indiana’s extraordinary cultural legacy was formed. It tells the story of Indiana’s art tradition through paintings by Indiana’s major artist groups, including Hoosier Group, Brown County Art Colony, Richmond Group, and Regionalist Painters.

Sponsored by Eckert and Ross Fine Art

Retro in Clay: Mid-Century Ceramics



Exhibition: January 25 – April 22, 2020

Opening Reception: January 24, 2020 from 6 – 8 PM

Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 4 PM CANCELED THROUGH THE END OF MAY

A Retro design craze is sweeping the country, and the Haan Museum is the place to be in 2020. This exhibition will feature pottery from AMACO, Marshall Studios, Muncie Pottery, Uhl Pottery, and other noted clay artists.

Event Sponsor: AMACO (AMACO brent)

Community Partner and Event Sponsor: Old National Bank

Tuesday on the Trail



Get a closer look at nature as a guide leads you on an educational walk along our Nature Trail.  The trail is about a mile long loop in the Museum’s three acre woods making it feel very much like a wilderness experience in the middle of town. 

Nature Walks are the fourth Tuesday of every month April through October from 6-7 PM.  Meet at the Nature Trail Entrance located at the south side of the Carriage house just off the parking lot. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28 CANCELED
  • May 26 * Subject to cancellation
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • Sept. 22
  • October 27

Egypt Revisited

Exhibition: May 2 – July 25, 2020

Opening Reception: May 1, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM CANCELED

Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 4 PM CANCELED THROUGH THE END OF MAY

This unique exhibition features bronzes by world-renown sculptor, Tuck Langland. View spectacular Egyptian-inspired sculptures, as well as a variety of figural pieces, for which he so well known.

Meet the artist at the Opening Reception!

Lunch & Learn set for June 9, 2020. Details to be announced.

Gallery Walk



May 15, July 17, September 18 from 6 -to 9 PM CANCELED

Enjoy a night out on the town by visiting your local art businesses, museums, and more! This event is free, and is a great way to enrich yourself in Downtown Lafayette’s culture and history!

Presented by Tippecanoe Arts Federation

Tippecanoe on Canvas Paint Out 2020


May 16 all day – May 17 until 4 PM

Registration begins May 15 from 5 to 8 PM, and May 16 from 6 to 10 AM

The public is invited to join in or watch Indiana artists paint picturesque sites around Lafayette in the plein air style made famous by T.C. Steele.  Artists will be painting all day May 16 and until 2pm on May 17.  Anyone can register to take part in the fun, so bring your supplies, and paint on the grounds of the Museum or capture the downtown scenery. 

Registered artists will be eligible for over $1500 in prizes. The registration fee for adult artists before May 1st is $30, after May 1st is $35. Registration for youth artists is $10.  Adult registered artists will receive an exclusive invitation to attend a special dinner held Saturday evening on the Museum grounds, with live music, followed by a reception inside the Museum. You can register as a participating artist online at or by calling (765) 742-6449.  If you’re more into watching rather than painting, stop by the Haan Museum for a map of locations where you can find artists hard at work during the event.

Guests can enjoy light refreshments at the Artists Exhibit and Sale on May 17 from 3-4pm as they meet and buy paintings directly from the artists.  The winners of the 2020 Tippecanoe on Canvas Paint Out will be announced at 4pm on Saturday.  Ribbons will be awarded to the best paintings by children under 17.  The juried paintings will be available for purchase after the awards ceremony.

Fri. May 15: 5 – 8 PM Check-In/Registration

Sat. May 16: 6 – 10 AM Check-In/Registration, all-day plein air painting competition, 6-8 PM Special dinner and reception with live music reserved for registered artists

Sun. May 17: 3 – 4 PM Arts Exhibit and Sale, 4 PM Winners announced

Indiana Realities

Exhibition: August 8 – October 31, 2020

Opening Reception: August 7 from 6 to 8 PM

Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 4 PM

An exhibition of Regionalist works from the 1930s and early 1940s will feature 39 paintings from the Haan collection that comprised the “Indiana Realities” exhibition at the Indiana State Museum in 2011. Regionalist artists stepped away from impressionism, and reflected the harsh realities of American life in the Depression era.