Exhibits

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is a local history museum and contemporary art gallery. The Center offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy art works in a variety of media and to learn more about the process of creative expression and the history of New Albany and Floyd County through a range of exhibitions and programs for all ages. The Carnegie Center is host to two permanent exhibitions and a full schedule of changing exhibitions. See our archive of past Changing Exhibits.








Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage:
Men & Women of the Underground Railroad


This award-winning exhibit draws the national phenomenon of the Underground Railroad into sharp focus by revealing the contributions of ordinary people, both free and enslaved, whose courageous acts on both sides of the Ohio River helped overthrow the institution of slavery.








Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols

The exhibit guides visitors through Lucy's life. Period documents and letters detail her life as a slave in Tennessee, and post-war life in freedom. Visitors can explore maps that pinpoint the paths she took and examine actual artifacts from the Civil War, including an Enfield rifle and an amputation saw of the same type used by the surgeons of the 23rd Indiana.







Grandpa Makes A Scene: The Yenawine Dioramas

This delightful exhibit is named after its creator Merle Yenawine, who was born and reared in Georgetown, Indiana. He created each diorama based on his childhood memories of small town life at the turn of the last century.
In Between
July 25 – October 11, 2014


In Between features paintings by Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino. The artists bring both modern aesthetics and timeless ideas to the centuries-old medium of painting. They test the spatial limits of two-dimensional art through the feeling of depth that they infuse in their compositions.


2014 Exhibitions

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July 25 – October 11, 2014
In Between
Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino
Opening Reception: Friday, July 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In Between features paintings by Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino. The artists bring both modern aesthetics and timeless ideas to the centuries-old medium of painting. They test the spatial limits of two-dimensional art through the feeling of depth that they infuse in their compositions. This illusion of depth often makes us feel as though we could walk into and physically explore the painted worlds that they create and the scale of their paintings further accentuates the idea that their artworks are actually extensions of the space we inhabit.

Exhibition Programs

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October 24, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Penny Sisto
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.