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Carnegie Center For Art & History

Southern Indiana

201 E. Spring St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Phone: (812) 944-7336
Fax: (812) 981-3544

Carnegie Center For Art & History


The Carnegie Center for Art and History is a local history museum and contemporary art gallery, mounting seven exhibits annually. 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 through a range of programs and workshops for all ages.

The Carnegie Center is host to the national, juried, fiber exhibition Form Not Function: Quilt Art At The Carnegie. This annual exhibition features contemporary quilt art from artists across the United States and related educational programming.

The award-winning exhibit Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad is a multimedia experience of discovery that invites visitors to explore the people and places of antebellum New Albany and Louisville, Kentucky. Explore the actual lives of two groups of people living in this borderland between the North and the South: the enslaved fugitives whose yearning for freedom compelled them to escape on a long trek filled with danger at every turn and the helpers, both black and white, whose selfless acts of courage assisted those on the run. This exhibition provides a compelling and comprehensive examination of the Underground Railroad in New Albany and beyond.

A division of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, the Carnegie Center is also very family-oriented and offers its popular “Family Fun Workshops” on the second Saturday of every month. Adults and children work together to complete an art activity related to the current exhibit or holiday at this free, drop-in workshop.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is housed in the historic and fully accessible Carnegie Library building at 201 E. Spring St. in downtown New Albany. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is always free. For more information, call 812-944-7336 or visit