The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums in northwest Indiana. Its permanent collection boasts 1,400 works of primarily American Art. The museum offers permanent, changing exhibits and traveling exhibits. The museum also offers educational programs to the community, such as studio art classes and gallery lectures. There is also a museum gift shop. Admission is free.


  • The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette was originally founded in 1909 and features a collection of 1,400 works.
    The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette was originally founded in 1909 and features a collection of 1,400 works.

Inspired by the growing interest in art around the country, a group of 25 residents established an organization called the Lafayette Art Association to promote art. Thanks to the leadership of art professor Laura Ann Fry, the organization attracted 386 members in a month. The Association held its first art exhibition in 1911 and began purchasing art directly from artists (it also received donations). In 1982, the Association changed its name to the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art and earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. The museum changed its name to the current one in 2000 to more emphasize the word "art."  


"History." Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Accessed on August 4, 2016. http://www.artlafayette.org/history.

"Current Exhibits." Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Accessed on August 4, 2016. http://www.artlafayette.org/current-exhibits.