Upcoming Exhibitions

sun11nov(nov 11)11:00 amsun27jan(jan 27)5:00 pmFeaturedRadio Age(november 11) 11:00 am - (january 27) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum


November 11 (Sunday) 11:00 am - January 27 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

The November 11, 2018-January 27, 2019 exhibition Radio Age will highlight one of the key inventions of the 20th century—an invention that revolutionized the way people experience life.

With the coming of commercial broadcast radio in the 1920s, radio sets became a fixture in homes in Evansville and across the country. Radios produced by companies such as Atwater-Kent, RCA Victor, Zenith, and Westinghouse became common place as families gathered around them to experience the latest news, sports, and entertainment. As radios became one of the most important parts of an American home, companies continually appealed to consumers through improved technology and innovative styling.

In this exhibition, radio sets from various eras will illustrate these developments as well as their impact on society.

The exhibition will explore how radio led to the greater homogenization of society as people shared common experiences from coast to coast. This occurred as radio networks broadcast popular shows, sporting events, and news to audiences across the country. Shows such as Little Orphan Annie became popular throughout the nation and Orson Welles frightened a number of Americans with the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast in 1938.

Through vintage radios, imagery and other artifacts, Radio Age will provide a nostalgic look at an interesting segment of history.

sat08dec(dec 8)11:00 amsun03mar(mar 3)5:00 pmFeatured59th Mid-States Art Exhibition(december 8) 11:00 am - (march 3) 5:00 pm


December 8 (Saturday) 11:00 am - March 3 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Event Details

For more than six decades, the Evansville Museum has exhibited and collected contemporary regional art through the presentation of an annual Mid-States competition open to artists residing the six states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Missouri. Some of this region’s most accomplished artists and art educators have been selected to show their work in the Mid-States exhibitions; and the competitions have importantly encouraged the participation of young, emerging artists. The 59TH MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION, on display from December 9, 2018 March 3, 2019 in the OLD GALLERY, will feature paintings, drawings, prints, collage, sculpture, and mixed media work.

Juror for this year’s competition is Philip R. Jackson, Associate Professor of Art and Painting Area Chair at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Mr. Jackson’s work is included in the Evansville Museum’s permanent collection and his paintings were featured in a solo exhibition here as part of his appointment as the Museum’s Martha & Merritt deJong Artist-in-Residence in 2008.

This exhibition is presented through a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.