Visualize the Past Through the Eyes of an Artist
American impressionist painter Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) and his wife Selma moved to Brown County, Indiana in 1907 and established a home, studio and gardens on 211 acres of scenic terrain. The property and its artifacts remain essentially unchanged from the way it was during their time here. The picturesque landscape of this area, and Steele’s prominence, drew in other artists, establishing an Art Colony of the Midwest.
Fall 2020 Newsletter
Featured Painting: Flower Mart
In this Issue: Letter from the President ~ Indiana Arts Commission Announces 2020 Recipients of State’s Highest Honor in the Arts ~ Great Outdoor Art Contest ~ Multichannel Video Exhibit ~ Waveland Cemetery Headstone Cleaning ~ Steele’s Franklin Hall Studio ~ Prop Day
Enter the 2021 Member Art Show for a chance to win up to $1000!
Artist in Residence
Arts and the Parks
Brown County Art Gallery
Eskenazi Museum of Art
Monroe County History Center
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
The Indianapolis Propylaeum
Keep tradition alive year-round through guided tours, art-related events and workshops led by contemporary artists.
The United States Department of the Interior added the T.C. Steele House and Studio to the National Register of Historic Places on October 2, 1973 (Reference #73000029).
The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes T.C. Steele State Historic Site as one of 180 “Distinctive Destinations” in America.
Historic Homes & Artists’ Studios recognizes T.C. Steele State Historic Site as one of 36 distinguished sites in the USA.
American Alliance of Museums accredited the T.C. Steele State Historic site for successfully completing the rigorous process of meeting the AAM Core Standards for Museums and Peer Review.
The Historic Iris Preservation Society recognizes the formal gardens as one of only three official “Historic Iris Preservation Society Display Gardens” in the state of Indiana.
Indiana Historical Bureau recognizes the historical provenance of the home, studio and gardens by awarding a permanent State of Indiana Historical Marker located on the site.