Worth The Drive: 19 Stars of Indiana Art: 200 Years of Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Halston portrait (c) Lesley Frowick
Halston, New York City, 1988. © Lesley Frowick.

If you’re looking for  an art exhibit that compiles two centuries of art in one collection, then that’s just what a day trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art has to offer this summer.

19 Stars of Indiana Art: A Bicentennial Celebration at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which opened May 15, is a celebration of men and women born and raised in Indiana who created art and fashion. The exhibit celebrates Indiana’s bicentennial, and spans 200 years of the IMA’s collection, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and fashion. On view is work from artists such as Halston, Michael Graves, William J. Forsyth, and George Rickey—just to name a few.

Scroll through to see some works from the exhibit:

Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928), LOVE, 1966, oil on canvas, 71-7/8 × 71-7/8 × 2-1/2 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art, James E. Roberts Fund, 67.8 © 2016 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928), LOVE, 1966, oil on canvas, 71-7/8 × 71-7/8 × 2-1/2 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art, James E. Roberts Fund, 67.8 © 2016 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Bill Blass, designer (American, 1922–2002), evening dress, 1980s, silk chiffon, L: 31-1/2 in.
Bill Blass, designer (American, 1922–2002), evening dress, 1980s, silk chiffon, L: 31-1/2 in.
Vija Celmins (American, b. 1938), Union Station, 1962, lithograph, 18-1/8 × 15-1/8 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Garo Zareh Antreasian, 1994.649.1. © Vija Celmins.
Vija Celmins (American, b. 1938), Union Station, 1962, lithograph, 18-1/8 × 15-1/8 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Garo Zareh Antreasian, 1994.649.1. © Vija Celmins.
T.C. Steele (American, 1847–1926), Pleasant Run, 1885, oil on canvas, 19-1/4 × 32-1/4 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Carl B. Shafer, 58.30.1.
T.C. Steele (American, 1847–1926), Pleasant Run, 1885, oil on canvas, 19-1/4 × 32-1/4 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Carl B. Shafer, 58.30.1.

Through January 8, 2017, imamuseum.org

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