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mon27feb - 14mayfeb 271:00 ammay 14Stillness: Drawings by Skip Steinworth(february 27) 1:00 am - (may 14) 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville


February 27 (Monday) 1:00 am - May 14 (Sunday) 1:00 am


Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

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The Evansville Museum is grateful to exhibition series sponsor M. Susan Hardwick for encouraging the multi-year celebrations of the talents of Skip Steinworth and the four future exhibitors. STILLNESS: DRAWINGS BY SKIP STEINWORTH, on exhibit in the Main Gallery through May 14, includes 31 drawings completed from 1997 – 2017. Steinworth’s artist residency is made possible by grants from the Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation and the Daus Family Foundation in memory of John J. Daus.

Skip Steinworth lives and works in Stillwater, Minnesota, an historic river town on the outskirts of the Twin Cities along the St. Croix River. His interest in art began at a very early age; by his teens he was selling work in local galleries. After earning their college degrees in the early 1970s, he and his wife taught art in Melbourne, Australia. They returned to Minnesota and both began careers as full-time studio artists. Steinworth works exclusively in pencil and his drawings are included in the permanent collections of the Minneapolis Art Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Plains Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota, the University of North Dakota, and Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock as well as in numerous private collections. He is represented by the Jenkin Johnson Galleries in San Francisco and New York and the MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

sun23apr - 9julapr 231:00 amjul 9The Far-Reaching Impact of Karl Kae Knecht1:00 am - (july 9) 11:00 pm Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville


April 23 (Sunday) 1:00 am - July 9 (Sunday) 11:00 pm


Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

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This exhibition interprets the career of longtime Evansville Courier cartoonist Karl Kae Knecht. Knecht’s career at the Courier spanned the years 1906-1960 and his editorial cartoons chronicled much of what was happening in the city and the nation. Drawn from the collection of the Evansville Museum, community collections and private collections, the exhibition will also highlight other aspects of Knecht’s life, including his photography, civic involvements and a selection of the miniature elephants that he collected during his life.

Born in 1883 in Iroquois, South Dakota Territory, Knecht came to the Evansville Courier in 1906 after completing courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. It was in this year, that his editorial cartoons first appeared on the front page of the newspaper. Eleven years later he was appointed the paper’s first photographer. Today, thousands of his photographs documenting Evansville are in the collection of Willard Library.

In 1928, Knecht helped found Mesker Park Zoo.  This occurred after the president of the American Circus Corporation offered Knecht a pair of lions.  A year later, Knecht bolstered the fledgling zoo—Indiana’s first—with a successful fund drive to purchase an elephant for the new facility.  The elephant, Kay, was named in honor of Karl Kae Knecht.

By 1949, Knecht officially became the dean of American editorial cartoonists with more years spent penning cartoons than any of his colleagues across the country.  It was also in this year that he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and on July 21, 1954, Evansville celebrated Karl Kae Knecht Day.

On June 1, 1960, after 54 years at the paper and over 18,000 cartoons, Knecht retired. He remained in Evansville until his death in July of 1972, and he is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Today, his cartoons are in the archives of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Museum, and originals of his works are included in the collections of the presidential libraries of Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman and in the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California.

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sat29apr11:00 amSciencepalooza11:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville


(Saturday) 11:00 am


Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

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Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.” – Carl Sagan, (1934-1996) American astronomer, astrophysicist, and author.

In 2017, the Museum will combine two of our long-standing annual events-Astronomy Day and Chemistry Day-into a one day celebration of all things science. On Saturday, April 29, Museum staff and volunteers from the Evansville Astronomical Society, the University of Southern Indiana and University of Evansville will present Sciencepalooza, an event designed to give visitors an opportunity to have a personal, hands-on science experience through observation and experimentation.

The event will include two family-friendly science lectures, chemistry demonstrations, storytelling activities, ten experiment stations where visitors will see science in action, solar observing through a telescope and a special movie presentation of A Total Solar Eclipse: An Introduction into a Journey of Totality in the Koch Immersive Theater.

General admission is $12 for Adults, $8 Youth. Museum Members free. Presented in partnership with Michelle and Phillip Eykamp.

Family Presentation at Sciencepalooza


Master Storyteller Susan Fowler will present an in-costume, first person program on the Life and Science of Madame Curie.

The Dorothy and George Eykamp Director of Science Experiences, Mitch Luman will present a family-friendly presentation “The Astronomy of Illumination and Shadows” which explains moon phases, lunar and solar eclipses.

Retired astronomer and local author Joe Caruso will present family-friendly presentation “The Long Address….Where We Are In the Universe” at Audubon State Park.


Sciencepalooza Day Activities

John & Virginia Schroeder Plaza

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                         Solar Observing

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                        Robot Obstacle Course

Old Gallery

12:30 p.m.                   Chemistry Demonstrations Begin

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.           Hands-On Science Tables Open

2:30 p.m.                    “The Astronomy of Illumination and Shadows

Eykamp Pavilion

11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.   3D Printer Demonstration

11:30 a.m.                      Make a Comet Demonstration

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.         Hands-On Science Tables Open

1:30 p.m.                       Master Storyteller Susan Fowler

2:45 p.m.                       Make a Comet Demonstration

3:15 p.m.                        Master Storyteller Susan Fowler

Koch Immersive Theater

4:00 p.m.                    A Total Solar Eclipse: An Introduction into a Journey of Totality

Audubon State Park

7:00 p.m.                    “The Long Address….Where We Are In the Universe”

8:15 p.m.                      Star Watch at Audubon State Park Golf Course

Some portions of this event are subject to the prevailing weather conditions and may be canceled in the event of cloudy conditions or inclement weather.

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Price: $12.00