One of Southwestern Indiana’s most respected cultural institutions, the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is a general museum which maintains a permanent collection of more than 50,000 objects including fine art, decorative arts, photographs, historic documents, anthropological, ethnographic and natural history artifacts. The Museum is more than a custodian of the past dedicated to the preservation of the permanent collection. It also offers Evansville and the surrounding region a dynamic mix of changing art, history and science exhibitions and programs to create a vibrant presence in the community.




The Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees. In addition, the Museum utilizes several standing committees to carry out the work of the Museum and its mission. Each committee is comprised of a mix of Trustees and community (volunteer) members.



Organizational Tenets


The mission of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is to enrich lives through preservation, exploration, enlightenment and amazement.


The Museum is committed to these core values:

  1. Adhere to the highest level of collection management and integrity
  2. Provide a dynamic, challenging and educational experience
  3. Hold itself to the highest ethical standards
  4. Be responsive and inclusive to the community


To accomplish the mission, the Museum strives to become:

  1. The cultural anchor for the tri-state
  2. The premier institution for the collaboration of art, history and science