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Relics from investigated collection on display

July 10, 2014
Associated Press
A central Indiana museum is displaying numerous Native American relics belonging to a man from whom the FBI seized many artifacts this spring.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Glick glass exhibition at IMA shimmers with variety

May 17, 2014
Lou Harry
When Dale Chihuly’s work is among the least interesting pieces on display, you know you’ve got a strong glass art show. Such is the case with Indianapolis Museum of Art’s “Masters of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Marilyn and Eugene Glick Collection.”
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Historical Society bags $3.2M from auction of Audubon works

April 1, 2014
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The Indiana Historical Society paid $4,000 for "The Birds of America" in 1933 and $900 for "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America" in 1951.
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LOU'S VIEWS: At Eiteljorg show, honesty is the ‘West’ policy

September 21, 2013
Lou Harry
It would be foolish to go to the Eiteljorg Museum’s “Quest for the West” show (through Oct. 6) looking for surprises. This is, after all, an invitational show focused on pleasing collectors of conservative western art who, in Indy for the show’s opening, purchase most of what’s shown.
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Poster from first race at Speedway fetches $24K at auction

April 5, 2012
 IBJ Staff
A rare and colorful 1909 poster promoting the very first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been sold for $24,000, a local auction house says.
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Townsend artifact collection brings $1.2 million

December 6, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Native American artifacts collected by the late Earl Townsend fetched $1.2 million at auction, making it the most successful sale to date for Indianapolis-based auction house Antique Helper Inc.
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Indianapolis Museum of Art shuffles gallery space

February 5, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The remodeling of third-floor galleries will create more space for the IMA's growing design-arts collection.
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Auction of superhero memorabilia nets $70,000

January 25, 2011
Scott Olson
The mementos were owned by Fishers collector Dane Nash, who operated the American Super Heroes Museum downtown.
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Local Superman auction to take flight this month

January 13, 2011
Scott Olson
The collection of superhero memorabilia, once displayed at a downtown Indianapolis museum, is being auctioned to satisfy a court order.
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Vonnegut memorial library to open this fall in Indianapolis

August 18, 2010
Associated Press
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library scheduled to open this fall in downtown Indianapolis will be part library and part museum.
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Pistol art boosts attendance for Eiteljorg Museum

June 5, 2010
 IBJ Staff
An exhibit on handgun engraving was one of the most heavily attended exhibits in the museum's history.
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Entrepreneurial couples banking on demand for art

May 1, 2010
 IBJ Staff
One art-collecting couple has opened a fine-art gallery in Zionsville, while the founder of a contemporary craft show is planning a boutique in Irvington.
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Skyline Club gets behind local artistsRestricted Content

June 1, 2009
The Skyline Club has reserved one wall of its main dining room for local artists and will also host a series of artist receptions for its members and the general public.
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IMA's new design store bucks frugality trend

March 2, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indianapolis Museum of Art's Design Center opened last October as a complement to the museum's 20th century design collection, which curator R. Craig Miller expects to grow exponentially.
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Visit Museum of Art for 'China's Ming Dynasty Exhibit,' and the Phoenix Theatre for political one actsRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Lou Harry
This week, low-key dynasty dynamics at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and a mismatched couple at the Phoenix Theatre.
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Museum of Art fashion show to highlight local designersRestricted Content

March 10, 2008
Gabrielle Poshadlo
It's not easy to make a living in high fashion, especially in a city where the "garment district" extends only to the nearest Hancock or Jo Ann Fabrics. Still, Indianapolis has a little something up its sleeve--more than a dozen designers who are prepping their collections for "Project IMA," a fashion show modeled after Bravo's reality hit "Project Runway."
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Chakaia Booker tire art might replace Opie'sRestricted Content

September 10, 2007
Jennifer Whitson
As Julian Opie's pop art sculptures get carted away this week, officials are in talks with New York City artist Chakaia Booker about featuring her work in next year's public art blowout. Booker's shtick-sculptures created entirely from used tires.
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