University of Southern Indiana
Atheneum Visitors Center

Atheneum Visitors Center

Keeping our Visitors and Staff Safe: COVID 19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Southern Indiana has enacted safety measures for University properties.

The Atheneum Visitors Center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The safety of the residents, visitors and staff is of the utmost importance to the University of Southern Indiana and we appreciate your understanding during this time. For full details and additional requirements for tours and reopening please visit:

Located at 401 N. Arthur Street New Harmony, IN 47631

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Meier, the Atheneum has received numerous design awards, including the Progressive Architecture Award for 1979, the American Institute of Architects Award in 1982, and the Twenty-five Year Award in 2008. The stunning building, which serves as the Visitors Center for New Harmony, houses exhibits on the communal history of New Harmony, a large theater where an orientation film on the town is shown, and the Museum Shop. Many of the galleries, as well as the observation deck overlooking the town and the Wabash River, can be used for receptions, small meetings, and cocktail events.

The Atheneum will be closed for the winter starting December 19. It will reopen March 1, 2021 and hours of operation will be 9:30am- 5:00pm daily, excluding Thanksgiving and Easter. New Harmony is located in the Central time zone.

Historic New Harmony Experience Coordinator, Paul Goodman, at 812-682-4488, 800-231-2168 or  for availability.

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