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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > A Land Enchanted: The Golden Age of Indiana Art, 1877-1902 A Land Enchanted: The Golden Age of Indiana Art, 1877-1902

A cultural efflorescence took place in Indiana during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Popularly referred to as the state’s “Golden Age,” this period is often remembered for the numerous contributions of Hoosier authors. Coincident with literary achievements, Indiana’s men and women made a mark equally indelible on the visual arts. Drawn from the IMA’s rich permanent collection, this exhibition will broaden an understanding of an important chapter in Indiana’s history through the display of paintings, drawings, and sculpture executed by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), James F. Gookins (1840-1904), John Washington Love (1850-80), the Hoosier Group, and others.

By bringing together works created by these artists in one gallery space, the exhibition will celebrate the artistic contributions of Indiana artists who worked during this time. Such a showcase in the areas of portraiture, landscape and still life will serve to engage and inspire youth and young adults by inviting them to think about the numerous ways in which past Hoosier artist have made contributions to Indiana’s history.

  • Organization: Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • County: Marion
  • Contact: Calvin Caskey, 317-923-1331 x206,
  • Type: Non-profit
  • Project Number: IBC-YE-76
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