What’s Happening at T.C. Steele
Activity and serenity coexist naturally at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Art- and nature-related programs and events fit well into this peaceful and inspiring setting, providing a variety of year-round activities for all ages.
A STRANGE NEW SONG PUTS MURDER ON OUR MINDS
Saturday, February 8 and 15; 6:30 p.m
$36 Friends members; $40 non-member
Murder is on the menu again this February at the historic Studio of T.C. Steele in Brown County. The year is 1954 and the beloved president of Indiana University, Herman B Wells, is holding a party at his Brown County cabin. Wells needs to build more support for Dr. Alfred Kinsey, who has stirred up more trouble than ever with his second book. Herman has invited an influential & colorful set of friends from Bloomington & Nashville to meet Kinsey & his team of researchers. Wells has also lined up his good friend, Hoagy Carmichael to provide the entertainment.
Come join us for a special evening of live music, good food & libations, but be prepared for a nasty turn of events. Dr. Kinsey will need your help in solving this murder.
Ric Heeter will be playing & singing the role of Hoagy Carmichael, but there are plenty of easier parts that we want our guests to fill.
Dinner will be catered with wine & beer included.
All participants will play a role, and each role varies in lines and theatrical requirement. Please review the character list below and notfiy staff of your choice in character upon registration.
—BOTH NIGHTS ARE SOLD OUT!—
T.C. Steele State Historic Site offers a range of art-related workshops each year. Our seasonal Artists-in-Residence share their expertise with both workshop participants and visitors to the site. Local and regional artists offer instruction at all skill levels throughout the year.Interested in teaching a workshop at the historic site? Contact our Arts Program Developer, Megan Richards at email@example.com, to see how you can be part of the Steele tradition of mentoring the arts.
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS
Historic Artist Homes & Studios
December 13, 2013—March 2, 2014
Evening reception: Friday, December 13; 6-8pm.
Standard admission fees apply;
Reception free and open to the public
Photographs and quotations from historic American artists explore how their relationships with their homes and studios both informed and inspired their work. Artists as diverse in time and style as the Hudson River School’s Thomas Cole (1801-1848) to Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)—as well as T.C. Steele, himself—will be represented. T.C. Steele State Historic Site will be the only Midwestern venue for this traveling exhibit from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
On the T.C. Steele Trail
From May 20, 2012
A recent gift acquisition provides a look at a Boy Scout neckerchief and badges earned while hiking the T.C. Steele Memorial Trail (est. 1963). The display also includes a map of this former commemorative trail.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (A.I.R.) PROGRAM
2014 Artists in Residence Announcement
Thank you to our 2013 Artists in Residence
Justin Chase Lane: June 17-24, 2013
Elizabeth Busey: June 28-30, 2013
The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program promotes the awareness of the fine arts in Indiana and illustrates how the natural elements of the site inspire artistic creativity. Artists reside on the property, creating original art and interacting with visitors.
Artist-in-Residence opportunities are offered four times a year, coinciding with the changing seasons that captured Steele’s imagination. The program was established in 2007, and uses hands-on experiences and personal interactions with working artists to:
- Promote the historic site and the works of T.C. Steele
- Cultivate and encourage contemporary fine art and artists
- Create opportunities for and exchange among artists, students and the community
Funding for the Artist in Residence Program is provided by: