Ceramics Professor Lennie Dowhie receives an award at the opening reception of the 2010 Student Art Show for 32 years as Student Art Show coordinator.

The Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center / Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries

USI's Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center & Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries was dedicated September 7, 2008. It provides the space for the Student Art Exhibition, student and faculty exhibitions, visiting artist exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, and Senior Art Seminar exhibitions.

The Art Center & Galleries contribute to the University's cultural and educational mission. The construction of the McCutchan Art Center largely came from a generous gift from Kenneth P. McCutchan. One of the area’s leading historians, he wrote more than a half-dozen local history books. He painted for pleasure and collected the works of Indiana artists. During his lifetime he gave a large portion of his collection to USI.

Stephen S. Pace was a prominent member of the New York Abstract Expressionists. His work has been exhibited in the nation’s most important galleries and museums. The recipient of many honors and recognitions, Pace was awarded an honorary degree from USI in 2002. Pace and his wife Palmina retired to Indiana from homes in New York and Maine. A portion of their $1.5 million gift established the Pace Galleries.

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

Established in 1975, the gallery is not-for-profit exhibition space, dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art and artists of the Midwest.

Gallery hours are: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., April - December, Sundays 12- 4 p.m.

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana.

Non-Affiliated Local Galleries and Museums

  • Evansville Museum of Arts and Science
  • Bower Suhrheinrich Gallery, Arts Council of Indiana
  • Penny Lane Coffee House