Permanent Galleries

HumanKind Gallery

 

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KUAN YIN
Porcelain, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, 1662-1722 AD
Collection of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Ruxton Love, Jr.
1967.448

 

The Evansville Museum's anthropological collections from North and South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania are exhibited in the "Humankind" gallery which focuses on the ways people expressed their view of themselves and their world, especially in symbolic forms such as art and myths.

Included are examples from the extensive collection of over 200 American Indian artifacts, gathered in the early 1930s from over 50 Indian groups by Robert B. and Lydia Heldt Bickerton of Evansville.  Assembled by the Bickertons during their two-year journey from the Southwestern United States through California to Canada, the collection was documented by the couple in a log which detailed the names of basket makers, material used, and methods of construction.

 

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PIMA INDIAN BASKETS
Made on the Sacaton Reservation, Blackwater, Arizona, 1929
Collection of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Gift of Robert B. and Lydia Heldt Bickerton
1966.535

 


 

Rivertown USA

 

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Stoll down the street of a 19th Century American rivertown and see ornately decorated homes and shops.  Gracious living is highlighted in the Parlor gallery of Rivertown USA, located in the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in Evansville, Indiana. 

 

 

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Abraham Lincoln

 

 

A letter written by Abraham Lincoln, a cabinet built by the 16th president, and a corner cupboard constructed by his father are key elements of this exhibition.

 

LINCOLN CABINET
Whipsawed walnut and poplar, attributed to Abraham Lincoln circa 1825
Collection of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Gift of Sarah Wartman
1927.1658