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T.C. Steele State Historic Site

The T.C. Steele State Historic Site offers a variety of arts programming, including a Gardening Series, Wildflower Foray, PaintOuts, and a Ghost Tour event.

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    Photo: T.C. Steele

    Summer programs at T.C. Steele offer children the opportunity to create art projects inspired by Brown County's natural surroundings, much like Steele himself.

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    Photo: T.C. Steele

    Impressionist painter T.C. Steele often painted outdoors, and many of the art programs at the T.C. Steele Site follow this tradition.

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    Photo: T.C. Steele

    An artist sits on the porch of the House of the Singing Winds.

The T.C. Steele State Historic Site includes the last home and studio of Indiana artist Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) and his second wife Selma Neubacher Steele (1870-1945). Steele, a member of the noted “Hoosier Group” of American Impressionist painters, was attracted to Brown County by the scenery he encountered while hiking in the area.  The site’s 211 acres of wooded hills and ravines inspired the artist to paint some of his most famous works.

Currently, the T.C. Steele State Historic Site offers a variety of programming, including a Gardening Series, Wildflower Foray, PaintOuts, and a Ghost Tour event. Visitors can see almost 70 original T.C. Steele paintings on display and original furnishings in Steele’s home, The House of the Singing Winds. Visitors can also explore the site’s grounds, including restored historic gardens, the historic Dewar Log Cabin, five hiking trails, and the 92-acre Selma N. Steele State Nature Preserve.

Learn More And Get Involved:

T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Christine Atkinson, Arts Program Developer
Email: tcsteele@bloomington.in.us

Address: 4220 TC Steele Rd.
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: (812) 677-2003

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