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401 N. Arthur Street New Harmony, IN 47631

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Meier, the Atheneum has received numerous design awards, including the Progressive Architecture Award for 1979, the American Institute of Architects Award in 1982, and the Twenty-five Year Award in 2008. The stunning building, which serves as the Visitors Center for New Harmony, houses exhibits on the communal history of New Harmony, a large theater where an orientation film on the town is shown, and the Museum Shop. Tours of the Atheneum which includes watching the film and several exhibits are available to the public through a donation. 

The Atheneum's hours of operation will be 9:30 am–5:00 pm Tuesday–Saturday and 12:30 pm–5:00 pm on Sundays, excluding Thanksgiving and Easter. New Harmony is located in the Central time zone. 

Please note, the Atheneum will be closing at 11:30 am on Friday, December 15 for a special event. The Atheneum will close for the 2023 tourist season at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 16. Please join us for our 2024 tourist season beginning March 2024.

Many of the galleries, as well as the observation deck overlooking the town and the Wabash River, can be used for receptions, small meetings, and cocktail events. Please contact Historic New Harmony at 812-682-4488 or harmony@usi.edu for availability. 

Atheneum Rental Agreement