INDIANA – Did you know the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites owns more than 7,000 works of art, one of the largest state-owned collections in the country? For more than a century – and even during a pandemic – the museum has purchased or accepted donations of work by artists who were either born or lived in Indiana, or whose time in Indiana made a significant impact on their development as an artist.
The works collected are a variety of subject matter, techniques, and backgrounds of the artists. The collection has become much more diverse in its representation of race, gender, styles, and subject matter to better reflect the population of the state.
“I’d like our visitors to take away that we have a vibrant and diverse collection that represents the artists of Indiana and all the various subjects associated with Indiana,” Senior Curator of Art and History Mark Ruschman said. “It’s a documentation of experiences associated with the state, both historical and contemporary, that reflects an ever-changing world.”
Discover – and purchase – fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, and more Feb. 18-20. Plus, learn about Indiana geology with activities throughout the museum.
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