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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > Good Intentions: Two Unrealized Projects by Gilbert Brown Wilson Good Intentions: Two Unrealized Projects by Gilbert Brown Wilson

Terre Haute native Gilbert Brown Wilson (1907-1991) was an American artist known for his large-scale murals. Wilson wanted his art to be “a real, vital, meaningful expression, full of purpose and intention, having influence and relation to people’s daily lives.” This project will feature two of Wilson’s visionary projects intended to influence people’s daily lives: 1954 drawings for an animated film, “Old Mister World and the Hue-Mans: A Fable of the Earth and the Atom,” and murals painted in the mid-1970s for a public library in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Unfortunately, neither came to fruition. Free tours of the exhibition for people of all ages will be led by volunteer docents. The bicentennial will be promoted on exhibition signage, marketing materials, social media and press releases.

  • Organization: Swope Art Museum
  • County: Vigo
  • Contact: Susan Baley, 812-238-1676,
  • Type: Non-Profit
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-402
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