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First look: IMA park art

June 6, 2008

IBJ reporter Jennifer Whitson takes over the blog today with a sneak peek at some of the work planned for the Indianapolis Museum of Art's backyard.

Today, the IMA is releasing preliminary renderings for three of the eight inaugural artworks slated for its $25 million Virginia B. Fairbank’s Art & Nature Park. All commissions for the park will be original work and temporary, displayed for anywhere from one to 10 years.

Park Director Lisa Freiman said artists visited the 100-acre park, sometimes repeatedly, for inspiration. “We’re asking artists at all stages of their careers to investigate the relationship to the natural world,” Freiman said, adding that these are “works that are completely unique and in response specifically to this place.”

To read more about the park, check out this weekend's IBJ. (You know, the print edition.) For the die-hards out there, click here for additional images and more about the artists. And, of course, we look forward to reading your thoughts posted below.

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