Carnegie Center is Currently Open | Open M-F 10AM-5:30PM, Sa 10AM-2PM | Hours


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Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to close temporarily in support of efforts to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Visit for the full statement.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History will reopen to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020
Monday-Friday 10 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM-2:00 PM

The Carnegie Center for Art and History, a branch of the Floyd County Library, is scheduled to reopen doors to the public on July 6, 2020. The Carnegie Center will offer limited access to gallery spaces to observe safe social distancing in accordance with CDC recommendations and Floyd County Library policies.

In anticipation of your visit, please be prepared for the following to insure the safety of patrons and staff:

  • Masks will be required, and social distancing enforced.
  • There will be limits on the number of people allowed in the Carnegie’s ongoing exhibitions, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad and Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Both the main galleries, featuring the contemporary art exhibition Permanent and Natural and the Sally Newkirk Gallery, featuring Boundary Breakers: Letty Walter and the BPW Hooisers Softball Team will be accessible.
  • The children’s Tinkerspace is temporarily closed.
  • Free art kits for children and adults will be available and may correspond with virtual classes. (While supplies last.)
  • All programs will continue to be offered virtually until further notice.
  • Should the main galleries exceed 50% capacity, you may be asked to wait outside.


201 E. Spring Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150


Free and open to the public.


(On-site group experiences are temporarily suspended. Please call or email for virtual options) Group tours are available for current art exhibitions, as well as the ongoing history exhibitions Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad and Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols. Tours are available Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and on Saturdays with limited availability.

Please contact Al Gorman at (812) 944-7336 or to schedule a group tour for adults. Contact Julie Leidner at (812) 944-7336 or to schedule a group tour for youth. Tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance.


(On-site group experiences are temporarily suspended. Please call or email for virtual options) Spark curiosity, creativity, and learning with hands-on activities delivered by experienced educators. The Carnegie Center for Art and History is excited to offer a customizable experience for children in grades Pre-K through 12. Schools, non-profits community organizations, and homeschool groups in Southern Indiana  may choose from FREE on-site or off-site programs in both art and history. Download the Youth Education Program Menu for full details. For more information or to schedule a program, contact Julie Leidner at (812) 944-7336 or



The Carnegie Center is committed to serving the Floyd County and Southern Indiana community through outreach. To schedule a community outreach opportunity for youth, please contact Julie Leidner at (812) 944-7336 or If you would like to schedule an outreach or speaking opportunity for adult audiences, please contact Al Gorman at (812) 944-7336 or



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