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Alumni News : Jan 27, 2016

Art History alumna guest curates exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

School of Art + Art History alumna and curator of European, American and regional art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Leslie Anderson-Perkins (MA Art History ’06), is the guest curator of an exhibition that opened in December 2015 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).

A Land Enchanted: The Golden Age of Indiana Art, 1877-1902 explores a cultural efflorescence referred to as the states’ Golden Age during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Drawn from IMA’s rich permanent collection, this exhibition features more than 30 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by artists such as William Merritt Chase, Janet Scudder and T. C. Steele. This wide selection of art intends to engage and inspire youth and young adults by inviting them to think about the numerous ways in which past artist made contributions to Indiana’s history.

Coinciding with Indiana’s bicentennial year, the state’s bicentennial commission endorses A Land Enchanted, which opened December 18, 2015 and continues through May 18, 2016. For more information about the exhibition and IMA, click here.