Between 1877 and 1902, Indiana experienced a localized Renaissance of artistic production that has left an enduring legacy for the Hoosier State. Celebrating this achievement, the Indianapolis Museum of Art has a number of these outstanding works on view.
On view through May 14, 2017, “A Land Enchanted” is a gorgeous exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art that tells the tale of the Hoosier State’s cultural efflorescence between 1877 and 1902. The museum writes, “Popularly referred to as the state’s Golden Age, this period is often remembered for the numerous contributions of Hoosier authors, including Theodore Dreiser, Meredith Nicholson, James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington, and Lew Wallace. Coincident with their literary achievements, Indiana’s men and women made a mark equally on the visual arts.”
Composed of works from the museum’s permanent collection, “A Land Enchanted” displays a number of outstanding works of art, including paintings and sketchbooks by William Merritt Chase, James F. Gookins, John Washington Love, the Hoosier Group, and others.
“A Land Enchanted” will be on view through May 14, 2017. To learn more, visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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