Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Visiting Artist's Residence at IMA's 100 Acres
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a really interesting outdoor sculpture park in the middle of the woods adjacent to the museum. This includes an igloo in the center of the lake where, during the spring/summer/fall, an artist-in-residence building an exhibit in the sculpture park lives. The artist has to canoe in and out of the igloo, where he or she lives 24/7, and visitors can visit the artist's home a few times a week throughout the season for tea and discussions during the season. One summer the artist-in-residence was an environmental artist building an interactive piece of art regarding the quality of drinking water. We met her one night while she was working and we were taking an evening stroll around the park. Definitely a hidden gem of the Midwest.
By Erin Nave, AFAR Local Expert
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