The watermelon is associated with a painful history of racist tropes against Black Americans.
Works by Anita Fields, Sonny Assu, Catherine Blackburn, Athena LaTocha, and Steven Yazzie are on view in Shifting Boundaries at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
Their original goal was to create a paint that would effectively reflect sunlight away from a building to reduce energy usage, but now the discovery has earned a Guinness World Record.
Graduate students collaborate with Visiting Artists Rebecca Pappas, Jim Walker, and others on weekend practicums for concentrated work in social practice and placemaking.
An offensive job description seeking a new director for the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields drew ire from artists, IMA patrons, and former and current museum workers.
In researching three Indiana institutions, it is clear that the lockdown has exacerbated trends in the museum field such as a lack of relevance to the general public and increasing reliance on private philanthropy.
The museum, located in Vonnegut’s hometown of Indianapolis, is a goldmine of relics to the writer’s life and career, including his reading glasses, Purple Heart, typewriter, and letters.
With the rise of e-books challenging public interest in printed matter, some community libraries have scaled down their collections while others are championing physical tomes through unexpected creative endeavors.
This is Robert Indiana first large-scale “LOVE” sculpture (1970 by Lippincott) ever made and it is in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that this week the Indianapolis airport should be deciding if it will remove a site-specific work by local artist James Wille Faust, “Chrysalis,” in favor of a video wall that will feature advertisements.