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7/18/2017 Non-Profit Spotlight
Non Profit of the Month | July 2017 | Carnegie Center for Art and History

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Company Name: Carnegie Center for Art and History
Address: 201 E. Spring Street
City/State/Zip: New Albany/IN/47150
Business Phone: (812) 944-7336
Contact Person: Al Gorman
Contact Title: Coordinator of Public Programs and Engagement
Contact Email:

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is a department of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and is located in the city’s original Carnegie library that dates to 1904. We are a cultural cornerstone in the Southern Indiana community and annually engage about 25,000 people a year through our exhibitions (both temporary and permanent), tours, educational programs (both in-house and as community outreach) and through our public art initiatives.

All our programs are currently free to the public and we welcome everybody from children, teens, people with special needs, to senior citizens. The Carnegie Center is a great resource for all artists. We work closely with our tourism and development partners to enhance the quality of life for the people who either live in our area or are visiting New Albany and southern Indiana for perhaps the first time.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: The Carnegie Center serves as a cultural resource for the education and enjoyment of the citizens of Floyd County, Indiana and the surrounding Metro Louisville area.

Year established: 1971

Counties/regions serviced: Southern Indiana and the Metro Louisville area

Focus areas: The Carnegie Center focuses on local history, particularly this area’s involvement with the Underground Railroad, the life of the former slave and New Albany resident, Lucy Higgs Nichols, and the paintings of George W. Morrison who was active in New Albany from 1843-1893. Our presentations on our local history of the Underground Railroad and Lucy Higgs Nichols have garnered praise and national recognitions from throughout the country. We also focus on contemporary art and we blend local and regional artists with national ones in our temporary exhibitions. We are also actively involved with public art in our community.

Impact in community: see above

Volunteer Opportunities: The Carnegie Center seeks out volunteers for special projects and programs such as working with our permanent collection or helping with our public art initiatives and fundraisers.

How 1si members can help your organization: The Carnegie Center enjoys receiving support in the form of sponsorships and help in promoting our activities from within the community.