JANUARY 24, 2017

Closing Soon: Don’t Miss These Four Exhibits

On Sunday, “Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit” bid farewell to Indianapolis. The traveling exhibit now heads to Iowa, after having been at The Children’s Museum since August 2016. While we’re sad to say goodbye to “Doc McStuffins,” we’re glad there’s still time to catch other collections. Here are four exhibits that are closing soon:

“Indiana in 200 Objects” at the Indiana State Museum

Closes January 29

200 ObjectsThis exhibition features rare artifacts highlighting Indiana’s 200-year history. It includes nearly 140 objects from the Indiana State Museum collection and is supplemented by contributions from museums, institutions, and private collections. You’ll find Mario Andretti’s Indy 500 fire suit on display, as well as Johnny Appleseed’s drinking flask, and a pair of Chuck Taylor’s Chuck Taylors.

“A Bicentennial Celebration” at the NCAA Hall of Champions

Closes January 31

NCAA Hall of Champions“A Bicentennial Celebration” also honors the history of the Hoosier state, and highlights memorable moments in collegiate athletics that occurred at member schools in Indiana. The exhibit features a collection of photos, with each photo capturing a moment a time. An achievement. A story—a tale of diversity, a history of women in sports, a profile of a celebrated team.

“Titan of the West” at the Eiteljorg Museum

Closes February 5

Titans of the WestIn 2013, businessman Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams, owner of the Tennessee Titans, willed a historic collection of Native American artifacts and Western paintings to the Eiteljorg Museum. The multi-million-dollar collection is one of the largest gifts the Eiteljorg has ever received, and one of national importance. It includes classic art of the West, as well as Plains and Southwestern Indian objects.

“Jacco Olivier” Liquid Painting, Liquid Time” at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Closes February 12

IMADutch artist Jacco Olivier views himself first and foremost as a painter. But in this exhibition, Olivier depicts a variety of subject matter—from intimate scenes of daily life to landscapes to abstract visions—through video. The animations are lush and vibrant, and document Olivier’s alterations on his paintings.

 

 


Dawn olson
Dawn Olsen is a native Iowan, a Purdue graduate, and a defender of the Oxford comma. She moved to Indianapolis in 2012 and first lived in an 1860s Victorian in Herron-Morton. Dawn currently resides in historic Holy Rosary, in an apartment that is equidistant from both General American Donut Company and Rocket 88 Doughnuts. She works full-time as an editorial assistant for the Indiana General Assembly, and also works as a freelance writer. Dawn’s work can be found on Historic Indianapolis; Big City, little Indiana; and on her personal blog, where she shares creative non-fiction. When she’s not writing, Dawn is Instagramming, shopping at Homespun, or biking the Cultural Trail.
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