Exhibition Programs

The Carnegie Center offers a variety of programs in conjunction with our special exhibitions. Ranging from gallery talks with artists to hand-on workshops, these provide new ways to experience the exhibitions.

Current Exhibits        

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Saturday, July 26, 11 am - 12 pm
Gallery Talk with Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino
Learn about these artists’ works in the exhibit In Between. Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, July 30, 6 - 8 pm
Film screening, Slavery By Another Name
After the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that persisted until the onset of WWII. After the 90 minute film, Patricia Dillon, PhD., of Spalding University, will give a short talk on Jim Crow laws and the legal structures that kept workers in economic servitude after the Civil War & the passage of the 13th Amendment. Free and open to the public.

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Saturday, August 9, 10 am - 12 pm
Free Family Fun Workshop: Tape-resist Paintings**
Free drop-in family art workshop held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am-12 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2-12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive no later than 11:30; call 812-944-7336 to register.

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Tuesday, August 19, 12 - 1 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Abolitionists, with Dr. Geoffrey Weiss**
Dr. Geoffrey Weiss of Hanover College will show clips from the film The Abolitionists and discuss the power of slave narrative in furthering the Abolitionist cause. A description of the film reads, “A small group of reformers in the 1830s began fighting for the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States.” Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).

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Saturday, September 13, 10 am - 12 pm
Free Family Fun Workshop: Shoebox Steamboats**
*Parents need to bring a shoebox with lid for each child. Free drop-in family art workshop held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am-12 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2-12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive no later than 11:30; call 812-944-7336 to register.

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Wednesday, September 17, 6 - 7 pm
Gallery Talk with Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino
Learn about these artists’ works in the exhibit In Between. Free and open to the public.

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Thursday September 18, 6 - 8 pm
Film screening, Freedom Riders
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who, in 1961, challenged segregation by traveling on buses to the South to try to register African Americans. Free and open to the public.

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Saturday, October 11, 1 - 3 pm
Mix & Mingle
Join us for your last chance to see the exhibit In Between. We’ll have coffee and cookies to fuel your conversations about the artworks.

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**Registration required