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A Gentleman Collector from Indiana: Portraits from the Collection of Booth Tarkington
Start Date: 2/26/2016Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 2/26/2017End Time: 5:00 PM
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February 26, 2016 - February 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

In 2016, Indianapolis will celebrate not only the bicentennial but also the 70th anniversary of the death of native son Booth Tarkington. A former trustee of the John Herron Art Museum and a dedicated art collector, Tarkington and, later, his widow were important benefactors of the IMA.  "A Gentleman Collector from Indiana: Portraits from the Collection of Booth Tarkington" will focus on Tarkington'€™s interest in the human face, a subject he wrote about extensively. The show will feature the writer's published and unpublished commentary on his paintings,€“ as found in his correspondence with artists, dealers, and other collectors,€“ as well as his broader thoughts on the power of portraiture.
Endorsed Bicentennial Legacy Project
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