Articles

Decision nears on fate of freed-slave sculpture

Controversy has swirled around a piece of art commissioned for the Cultural Trail’s $2 million public art program. What ultimately happens to Fred Wilson’s “E Pluribus Unum” sculpture of a freed slave could alienate local African-Americans who oppose it or draw the scorn of national art critics.

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Airport faces quick decision on public art

The Indianapolis Airport Authority is proceeding with plans to install a video advertising wall at the airport in early September and will need to make a controversial decision within the next week on whether it will replace a local artist’s work.

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LOU’S VIEWS: 100 thoughts on 100 Acres

Watch video icon for 100 Acres100 Acres, a new art and nature park, opened behind the Indianapolis
Museum of Art June 19. This major addition to the city’s
cultural and social landscape seemed worthy of at least 100 thoughts—and two videos.

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Arts Council ready to play matchmaker

Leaders of the 20-year-old Arts Council of Indianapolis want to broaden the organization’s approach to arts advocacy. They
say they’d like to act as a cultural broker of sorts, making sure local artists are connected with possible patrons.

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