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Eiteljorg’s new exhibit features man’s best friend

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Eiteljorg Museum’s new exhibit has something to offer for dog lovers and people of all ages. “Dogs: Faithful and True” features different paintings, photographs, and other various artworks and artifacts that explore the role of dogs and their connection with humans. The exhibit opened March 4, and is already […]

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Indiana State Museum program brings paper to life

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum’s latest exhibit explores the world of paper as it comes alive through the stroke of a paint brush, a pencil and other mediums. “Pulp: Works on Paper” features 26 Hoosier artists. Each of the featured artists’ works are completed on what most people know as […]

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Math, science come alive in new Indiana State Museum exhibit

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Science and math are often considered two of the most important school subjects, but it can be hard for kids to wrap their minds around real world examples. For those students, the Indiana State Museum has a solution. The new Design Zone exhibit is dedicated to math, science and […]

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State parks featured in plein air artist’s newest exhibit

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A local plein air artist is celebrating the state’s bicentennial and the centennial of the Indiana State Parks system by painting 24 state parks around the state. The Richmond Art Museum will display Rick Wilson’s art exhibition “The Nature of Art: Painted Parks” from May 22 to July 16. […]

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Hoosiers artists tell the story of Indiana in bicentennial art show

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Museum wants visitors to see the story of Indiana art as it spans over last 200 years. More than 170 art pieces are on display in a chronological order at the museum in an exhibit called “200 Years of Indiana Art: A Culture Legacy.” The first 100 […]

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The Indiana Obelisk to turn 14

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — To help Hoosiers remember a famous Indiana modern artist, this Saturday will mark the 14th anniversary of the Indiana Obelisk. The Indiana Obelisk is a 55-foot tall sculpture inside the Indiana State Museum, highlighting the word Indiana with vertically stacked blue and gold letters. The obelisk was designed by […]

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From pioneer days to today: Indiana art on display

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial by showcasing Indiana’s rich art history with the 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy exhibition. “Combining our resources with partners from across the state, affords us the opportunity to share the objects, events and personal stories […]

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New Visioning Projects makes plans for Indiana’s future

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Today’s thought leaders are taking big ideas and broad goals and putting them into action through what’s being called the Bicentennial Visioning Project. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and former Congressman Lee Hamilton announced the project on Friday. The project will focus on Indiana’s future, 50 years down the road to […]

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Explore: Bikeshare, Cultural Trail offer fun

Explore: Pacers Bikeshare allows fun way to view the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on Vimeo. By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As a crow in a red and white striped bathing suit once said, “there’s more than corn in Indiana.” There are soy beans, for example.  However, I doubt he was talking about was not our […]


Video & story: Mitch Daniels’ official portrait reflects governor’s more casual side

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels is wearing a paisley tie, holding a pen and leaning casually against a chair in his official portrait, which his wife and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman unveiled Tuesday in a Statehouse ceremony. In a nod to his typical informal style, the outgoing Republican governor is not […]

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