The original two-room museum has expanded into a 33,000-square-foot cultural center with four galleries (exhibiting works from the Mitchell’s), an interactive family center, and an acoustically sound performance hall. The Permanent Collection Gallery is a treasure trove of American art, showcasing the private collection of Eleanor and John R. Mitchell, as well as other significant works that have been added over the past 40 years.


Create, play and connect! Bring your IMAGINATION along to the Beck Family Center, located inside the Mitchell Museum. Admission is free and open to the public in this hands-on environment providing endless opportunities for young visitors to experience the textures, color, and excitement of discovering art in the world around them. Whatever the season, time in the Beck Family Center will spark imagination and fun through the many interactive components such as: The “Artist Hub” activity center where kids can create in multiple media; a giant liteworks station; the curator station that allows the visitor to become a curator and create their own exhibition; and collaborative sculpture with pool noodles! Be sure to save time to grab a book and sit underneath the tree in our story time glen!

Beck Family Center


The Mitchell’s house, built in 1936, was designed by Eleanor’s father for the couple’s 80-acre Mt. Vernon estate called Cedarhurst. The Mitchell House is used for meetings, special events, and facility rentals. It is not open to the public on a daily basis.


The Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst has two large multi-purpose classrooms, a ceramic studio with adjoining kiln room, a stained glass studio, floor looms for weaving and a darkroom. The classrooms are used for a variety of adult and youth art classes, private art lessons and private art parties. Members of Cedarhurst can use the equipment and art studio spaces at Shrode Art Center free of charge. The Regenhardt Gallery at Shrode Art Center features four art exhibitions each year that showcase the talents of local and regional artists. The quilt exhibition, a photography competition exhibit, and a fine art & craft competition exhibit are annual favorites for both artists and visitors.


The contemporary design of the Schweinfurth House combines the splendor of nature with the beauty of art in a secluded yet easily accessible location. This facility is available to rent for meetings and special events.


The sculpture park which opened in 1993 features over 70 sculptures created by a variety of artists, many with international stature. Our 80 acre park is one of the premier destinations for large-scale sculpture in the Midwest. CLICK HERE for more information about the Goldman-Kuenz Sculpture Park and see all that it has to offer! 

  View the Sculpture Park Photo Album on our Facebook page that contains 200+ sculpture images!


Cedarhurst Campus & Sculpture Park Map