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Hidden Gem: Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart


Last month I had the opportunity to visit the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart Indiana and it is simply a wonderful little museum.

The museum is located in an old bank. Not just any old bank, but one of those elegant old banks that used inspire awe in it’s patrons. The museum makes excellent use of the space and you get the impression that you are somewhere great. The building itself is almost a work of art.

The high point is an old bank vault that houses their Western related art collection. Speaking of Art, what exactly is on display at the Midwest Museum of Art?

Well, a fantastic assortment of the best of American art. The most famous item on display is an original Norman Rockwell oil painting. In addition to that they have a whole gallery dedicated to rare Norman Rockwell lithographs. Some of his most famous paintings are on display.

In addition to that they have many pieces on display abstract art, American impressionism, pottery, western art and so much more.

The people who run the museum are very nice and there is classical music playing through out which creates a lovely and relaxing atmosphere.

The Midwest Museum of American Art is located in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. It’s open Tuesday – Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Admission is $4 for adults, excpet Sunday which is their Free Open Day. For more information, check out there website here.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.