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
Now located at the
New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.
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.
July 22 - Sept. 17, 2016
The artists in the exhibit Marking Time
seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Featuring artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli.
Through January 9, 2016
Photography Since the Millennium
Guest Curator C.J. Pressma
January 22 - April 9, 2016
Bernheim: A Natural Muse
Celebrating 35 Years of the Artist in Residence Program
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 16 - April 30, 2016
Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition
Awards presentation and reception: Thursday, April 28, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
May 13 - July 9, 2016
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
July 22 - September 17, 2016
Co-curated by Agnes Burris
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
The artists in the exhibit Marking Time seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli present a diverse grouping of media and materials to capture the ephemeral experience of time. Time is not only a common thematic undercurrent among all the artists' works, but it is also an active element employed in the creation of the works.
September 30 - October 15, 2016
Mid-America Print Council Juried Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 28 - January 21, 2017
Houndmouth: From the Hills to the Limelight
Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm